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Films 2000s

My final twentieth century job was X-Men and my first of the new millennium was The Lord of the Rings, playing two iconic men of power, Magneto the Master of Magnetism and J.R.R.Tolkien's wizard Gandalf. I was introduced to the multitudinous fans of both works via the Internet and was intrigued to enter the world of franchises and plastic dolls. — Ian McKellen, August 2000


THE GOLDEN COMPASS (2007)

Director: Chris Weitz
Screenplay by Chris Weitz based on the novel by Philip Pullman
Role: Iorek Byrnison (voice)
Co-starring: Kathy Bates, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Clare Higgins, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Lee, Ian McShane

Ian McKellen Video Online


STARDUST (2007)

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay by Jane Goldman based on the novel by Neil Gaiman
Role: Narrator
Co-starring: Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jason Flemyng

Ian McKellen Video Online




DISPLACED (2007)

Director: Martin Holland
Role: Narrator



FOR THE LOVE OF GOD (2007)

Director: Joe Tucker
Written by: Joe Tucker and Raphael Warner
Role: Jackdaw (Voice)
Short film


FLUSHED AWAY (2006)

Directors: David Bowers and Sam Fell
Story by: Sam Fell and Peter Lord and Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais
Screenplay by: Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais and Chris Lloyd & Joe Keenan and Will Davies
Role: Toad (Voice)

Co-starring: Hugh Jackman, Bill Nighy, Shane Richie, Jean Reno, Andy Serkis, Kate Winslet

Produced by Aardman Animation/Dreamworks
Working title at one time was
RATROPOLIS

3 November 2006 (US)
1 December 2006 (UK)


X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (2006)

Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Zak Penn, Simon Kinsberg
Role: Magneto

Co-starring: Shoreh Aghdashloo, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Ben Foster,  Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Vinnie Jones, Shauna Kain, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Rebecca Romijn, Aaron Stanford, Patrick Stewart, Kea Wong

Opened 26 May 2006

Ian McKellen Video Online


THE DA VINCI CODE (2006)

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Akiva Goldsman based on the book by Dan Brown
Role: Sir Leigh Teabing

Co-starring: Paul Bettany, Tom Hanks, Alfred Molina, Jean Reno, Audrey Tautou

Produced by John Calley and Brian Grazer
Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Opened 19 May 2006

Ian McKellen Video Online


SAINT OF 9-11 (2006)

Director: Glenn Holsten
Role: Narrator

A portrait of Father Mychal Judge, chaplain of New York City's Fire Department, who perished while administering last rites to a firefighter at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. This heroic Franciscan priest proved more complex in life than many realized at the time. He was a recovering alcoholic and proud homosexual who cared for AIDS patients and the homeless. The story is told through archival clips and interviews with, among others, former fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Ian McKellen Video Online


NEVERWAS (2005)

Writer/Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Role: Gabriel

Co-starring:Alan Cumming,  Aaron Eckhart, William Hurt,  Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte, Ken Roberts, Michael Moriarty, Cynthia Stevenson

Principal Photography completed in British Columbia, Sep-Oct 2004

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ASYLUM (2005)

Director: David Mackenzie
Screenplay by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis, based on the novel by Patrick McGrath
Role: Dr. Peter Cleave

Co-starring: Natasha Richardson, Marton Csokas, Hugh Bonneville, Joss Ackland, Judy Parfitt


SPRUNG! THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT (2005)

Director: Dave Bothwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham
Writer: Paul Bassett, Tad Safran, Raolf Sanoussi, Stephane Sanoussi
Role: Zebedee (voice)

Co-starring: Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Kylie Minogue, Bill Nighy,  Robbie Williams, Ray Winstone


EIGHTEEN (2004)

Director: Richard Bell
Role: Voice of Jason Anders


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)

Director: Peter Jackson
Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, screenplay by Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Co-starring: Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood

Release Date: 17 December 2003


EMILE (2003)

Director: Carl Bessai
Role: Emile

Co-starring: Deborah Kara Unger, Tygh Runyan, Chris William Martin, Ian Tracey, and Theo Crane

Principal Photography completed 18 December 2002


X2: X-MEN UNITED (2003)

Director: Bryan Singer
Role: Magneto

Co-starring: Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison, Kelly Hu, Hugh Jackman, Famke Jannsen, Tyler Mane, James Marsden, Ray Park, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, Aaron Stanford, Patrick Stewart

Theatrical Release Date: 2 May 2003

Principal Photography completed 19 November 2002

Ian McKellen Video Online


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002)

Director: Peter Jackson
Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, screenplay by Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Steven Sinclair

Co-starring: Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood

Release Date: 18 December 2002


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)

Director: Peter Jackson
Based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, screenplay by Peter Jackson, Frances Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Role: Gandalf
Co-starring: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood

Release Date: 19 December 2001

Ian McKellen Video Online


X-MEN (2000)

Director: Bryan Singer
Role: Magneto

Co-starring: Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Famke Jannsen, Tyler Mane, James Marsden, Ray Park, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, Patrick Stewart

Release Dates: 14 July 2000 (US), 18 August 2000 (UK)

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: JOURNEY OF MAN (2000)

Director: Keith Melton
Role: Narrator


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