22nd April 2015
Sir Ian McKellen makes surprise endorsement of Labour’s LGBT manifesto 14
12:36 PM — Actor and gay rights legend Sir Ian McKellen has made a surprise endorsement of the Labour party's commitment to LGBT rights.
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.
23rd January 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart: I’m flattered that people think I am gay 10
7:10 PM — Sir Patrick Stewart has opened up about his close friendship with Sir Ian McKellen - and says he is "flattered" that people often mistakenly believe he is gay.
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.
17th December 2014
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? 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.
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.