11th April 2015
Sir Ian McKellen is about to take on his weirdest role yet 3
7:39 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has played a wizard, a magnetic supervillian and a toad - but now the actor is set to play his strangest role yet.
4th March 2015
WATCH: See Ian McKellen in action as Sherlock Holmes in first trailer 1
4:09 PM — The first teaser trailer featuring Sir Ian McKellen as the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes has been released.
18th January 2015
Sir Ian McKellen to depart ‘X-Men’? 8
5:03 PM — Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will not appear in the next X-Men film.
6th December 2014
Harry Styles cuddled Sir Ian McKellen and it was adorable 9
4:39 PM — Sir Ian McKellen and singer Harry Styles shared a cuddle on TV last night.
28th November 2014
Was Shakespeare gay? Some experts think so – but not all can agree 25
10:59 AM — Some of the top Shakespeare experts around the world have become embroiled in a debate over whether the legendary playwright's sonnets prove that he was gay.
25th November 2014
Will Ian McKellen reprise his role in Corrie? 3
5:10 PM — Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has hinted the Sir Ian McKellen is keen to have another guest stint in the ITV soap.
7th November 2014
Interview: Lord Cashman on Thatcher’s hair, returning to EastEnders and equalising the age of consent 10
5:57 PM — PinkNews caught up with the newly appointed Labour peer and global LGBTI envoy Lord Cashman, to talk about performing the first gay kiss in British soap history, how he veered from EastEnders into politics and his direct impact on Tony Blair's decision to address the ban on homosexuals in the army.
31st October 2014
Sir Ian McKellen awarded Freedom of the City of London 10
11:31 AM — Actor and gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen has been awarded the honour of Freedom of the City of London.
28th October 2014
Photos: Ian McKellen supports Warwick Rowers’ calendar launch 13
8:06 PM — The Warwick Rowers have stripped off again for the sixth edition of their world-famous naked calendar with the support of Sir Ian McKellen.
18th October 2014
Watch: Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf during Stonewall school visit 3
12:53 PM — Actor Sir Ian McKellen has reprised his Lord of the Rings role, during a visit to a school to combat homophobia.
9th July 2014
Ian McKellen Tweets first image of himself as Sherlock Holmes 2
8:30 PM — Sir Ian McKellen on Wednesday Tweeted the first image of himself playing Sherlock Holmes in the new film Mr. Holmes.
30th June 2014
Pride in London attracts record-breaking 30,000, despite heavy rain 5
3:05 PM — The Pride in London parade which took place on Saturday attracted a record number of revellers, as despite heavy rain, at least 30,000 people took part in the parade, and many more attended pride events.
27th June 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Alec Guinness ‘begged’ me not to fight for gay rights 21
8:53 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that Star Wars actor Alec Guinness warned him against getting involved in the gay rights movement.
20th May 2014
Stonewall celebrates 25th birthday with #LotsToDo message 13
5:46 PM — Celebrating 25 years to the day that Stonewall was founded, Europe's largest rights charity has released a message that a lot has been achieved but that there is still "lots to do".
15th May 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: Nigel Farage needs to get out more if he thinks over-70s aren’t comfortable with gays 74
2:28 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has joked that Nigel Farage "needs to get out more" after the UKIP leader claimed that most over-70s aren't comfortable with gays.
11th April 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit withdraws mayoral nomination 10
7:55 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was "disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools has withdrawn his nomination to become Bristol’s next Lord Mayor.
21st March 2014
Video: Sir Ian Mckellen lends support to Stonewall’s new No Bystanders campaign 2
11:50 AM — Stonewall last night raised a record-breaking £395,000 at its annual Equality Dinner and also unveiled its new 'No Bystanders' campaign film, featuring the voice of Sir Ian Mckellen.
14th March 2014
Bristol Pride blasts mayor appointment of councillor who made anti-gay jibe about Ian McKellen 5
7:10 PM — Bristol Pride has criticised the mayoral appointment of a councillor who said he was “disturbed” that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools.
6th March 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit cleared to become mayor 20
10:22 PM — A Tory councillor who said he was 'disturbed' that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting schools is set to become Bristol's next Lord Mayor.
14th January 2014
27 Nobel laureates join Ian McKellen to protest over Russia’s anti-gay laws 3
10:56 AM — British actor Sir Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have demanded that Russia's President Vladimir Putin repeals the country's homophobic legislation.