Hosted by Graham Norton and featuring some very special guests, this live event from the BFI Southbank invites audiences around the country to join the birthday celebration of Sir Ian McKellen, legend of stage and screen and one of the world’s most beloved actors.
Sir Ian will be in conversation live via satellite from London, alongside the UK premiere screening of McKellen: Playing the Part, a new documentary film celebrating his life and work. Fully authorised – and including a wealth of never-before-seen archive material and photos from Sir Ian's private collection – the film is built around an extensive personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan, his life as a star of stage and screen, coming out, and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement.
Already a sell-out at BFI Southbank, this is your chance to get up close and personal with one of the UK's biggest and most enduring stars.
Cast: Sir Ian McKellan
UK 2018, 150mins