Ian McKellen portrays King Lear, the crowning of a stage career
Ian McKellen, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors, says for most of his career, the role of King Lear was almost unapproachable. But now McKellen earns raves for his portrayal of the tormented king. He performed the role at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in October.
- Ian McKellen: Actor and member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, whose performances of "King Lear" and "The Seagull" play in repertory at the Guthrie Theater. McKellen is perhaps best known for his role as Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" films.