Sir Ian McKellen as we all know has had a long illustrious and enviable career.

"Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There's more to life than you know and it's all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it." ~Sir Ian McKellen (photo by Bruce Weber)

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Best comedy/tragedy ever.

37 Reasons Why Great Britain Really Is Great

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart - photo shoot outtake by Andy Gotts aaaaahhh I love these two soooo freakin much

Elijah Wood and Sir Ian McKellen (Frodo and Gandalf)

Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood (who played the fictional characters Gandalf and Frodo in the lord of the rings movies). McKellen is of course gay.

Who’s the Geekiest ? – Harrison Ford responds to T-shirt Ian McKellen

Who’s the Geekiest ? – Harrison Ford responds to T-shirt Ian McKellen

The shirt originally said, "Some people are gay. Original pin: Get over it." They were made as part of a demonstration for gay rights in the UK. Sir Ian McKellen has been an outspoken advocate for gay rights.

Sir Ian McKellen interviewed by Martin Freeman about all things Middle Earth. Click through, it's wonderful

Martin Freeman Interviews Sir Ian McKellen

Martin Freeman interviews Sir Ian McKellen on Shortlist magazine.

Ian McKellen in a promotional photo of the production of King Lear by The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company (2007)

Love this man! Sir Ian McKellen - British Actor from the Lord of the Rings and X-men movies.

A very young, supremely cool (even way back then) Ian McKellen

"You do gulp when they say cancer": The Hobbit's Sir Ian McKellen on his prostate fight

Mr Webb is the owner of a small antique shop hidden in a few twisting alleyways. But this antique shop isn't of the normal sorts, this one sells old weapons and artifacts, including various black market items such as vampire fangs or eyes. It was in the creaky upstair living quarters that he raised Aaron, and in the basement that he taught him self defense. But he has never forgotten his grudge against vampires for murdering his only son.

Art Producers Speak: Pip

The “Obsession” issue of Fiasco magazine features coverstars Adam Lambert by Miguel Starcevich, Ian McKellen by Pip @ Shoot Group, Jimmy Beauquesne by Julien Bernard, Alex @ DNA by Nicolas Guerin and Alexander Ferrario by Lea Colombo.

Ian McKellen as Mr. Holmes <<< i want to watch this movie so badly :(

Nixxie's Place: Promo Pictures from ‘Mr Holmes’ - Ian mckellen.