Sir Ian McKellen wishes to star in musical before he dies

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With a career spanning nearly seven decades, Ian McKellen is a living legend of the acting game, although he himself thinks there are still a few genres to explore, one of which is a musical play.

From Shakespeare to pop culture phenomena like Lord of the Rings and X MenSir Ian’s portfolio displays a range that very few actors, even those able to clad in the McKellen-style masterclass, can aspire to in their wildest dreams.

Apparently, not even age can slow down the growth of the British. McKellen has played two plays in 2021, an adaptation of Bard’s Hamlet – performed in the Royal Windsor Theater and featured an icon in the lead role – and another icon presented by Anton Chekhov Cherry Gardenwhere he plays Firs.

Now, the star is wearing the mantle of a detective in Whodunnitand during an appearance on BBC Radio 4 this morning to promote the new play, each Report of the deadline, he reviewed his career and talked about what he wants to do next. “I no longer feel like I have a lot more to prove in my career, so why not just do what I love to do, like stand in front of an audience and entertain them,” he said.

Sir Ian further noted that being in a musical was “one of the few remaining fields” and joked about his singing ability: “I can catch a tune but I am not a singer. appropriate doctor. I am ready but not qualified”.

Technically, McKellen has starred in a musical. However, it is in the form of 2019 Catsan adaptation of a play – although I don’t think anyone in that movie’s all-star cast would take the opportunity to remind everyone that they have anything to do with it. Sir Ian McKellen wishes to star in musical before he dies


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