WATCH: Ian McKellen narrates trailer for film to tackle homophobia in sport
9:10 AM — Sir Ian McKellen has lent his voice to the trailer for the trailer of this short film, which aims to tackle the issue of homophobia in sport.
25th November 2014
Will Ian McKellen reprise his role in Corrie? 2
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.
2nd November 2014
Sir Ian McKellen slams England manager who thinks he’s never met a gay player 8
11:31 AM — Sir Ian McKellen has rebuked England manager Roy Hodgson, after he claimed he didn't know any players who might come out as gay.
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.
15th October 2014
Sir Ian McKellen to be awarded Freedom of the City of London this month 4
3:35 PM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen will be honoured with Freedom of the City of London later this month.
9th August 2014
Ian McKellen helps this man propose to his boyfriend 10
6:37 PM — Sir Ian McKellen helped this man propose to his boyfriend in a YouTube video.
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.
28th June 2014
UK: Sir Ian McKellen marches in London Pride parade 8
6:53 PM — Openly gay actor Sir Ian McKellen marched in today's London pride parade.
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.
Lord Mayor of London to give Sir Ian McKellen freedom of the city 2
11:24 AM — Sir Ian McKellen was welcomed by the Lord Mayor of London as guest of honour to a Pride in London gala dinner this week, as it was revealed that he would be given the freedom of the city.
26th May 2014
Ian McKellen: Gay people relate to the struggles faced by mutants in X-Men 15
6:43 PM — Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has said he thinks gay people can relate to the struggles faced by mutants in X-Men.
2nd May 2014
UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws 18
6:53 PM — Bristol's Tory group has nominated another candidate for Lord Mayor, after councillor Chris Windows, who was embroiled in a homophobia row, removed himself from the running.
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.
23rd February 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I’ve never met a gay person who came out and regretted it’ 12
11:03 AM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke up on the topic coming out recently, saying he has "never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it."
29th January 2014
Tory councillor ‘disturbed’ over Ian McKellen school visit nominated for mayor 11
2:44 PM — A Tory councillor who was "unhappy and disturbed" that gay actor Sir Ian McKellen had been visiting Bristol schools with Stonewall has been nominated for 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.
12th December 2013
Damian Lewis apologises for ‘fruity actor’ jibe at Ian McKellen 9
4:13 PM — Actor Damian Lewis has apologised to Sir Ian McKellen for saying he did not want to end up like a "fruity actor" who is known for playing wizards.
10th December 2013
UK Government warns Ian McKellen against travelling to Russia due to anti-gay laws 18
11:10 AM — The Foreign Office has advised Sir Ian McKellen "not to go to Russia" because of the country's homophobic laws, according to the gay actor.