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Cartoon: by Hewison in Punch Magazine: Jennifer Hilary (Zoe) and Ian McKellen (Godfrey) - I bought the original drawing which accompanied the Punch review, starting a collection of Hewison

1964 A SCENT OF FLOWERS

Cartoon: by Hewison in Punch Magazine: Jennifer Hilary (Zoe) and Ian McKellen (Godfrey) - I bought the original drawing which accompanied the Punch review, starting a collection of Hewison's work which I discontinued a decade or so later.

Sketch by Hewison

Ian McKellen as A Protestant Evangelist drawn backstage at Chichester Festival Theatre by Edward Petherbridge who was also in the cast.

1965 ARMSTRONG'S LAST GOODNIGHT

Ian McKellen as A Protestant Evangelist drawn backstage at Chichester Festival Theatre by Edward Petherbridge who was also in the cast.

Sketch by Edward Petherbridge

Cartoon by Quentin Blake in Punch.  This drawing, now in the possession of my sister Jean, amuses us both because the older figure reminds us of our paternal grandfather in his later years.

1966 THEIR VERY OWN AND GOLDEN CITY

Cartoon by Quentin Blake in Punch. This drawing, now in the possession of my sister Jean, amuses us both because the older figure reminds us of our paternal grandfather in his later years.

Sketch by Quentin Blake

Cartoon from Punch by Hewison: Judi Dench (in Act 3 costume), Ian McKellen (Act 2), and Ian McShane (Act I)

1967 THE PROMISE (1967)

Cartoon from Punch by Hewison: Judi Dench (in Act 3 costume), Ian McKellen (Act 2), and Ian McShane (Act I)

Sketch by Hewison

From Punch by Hewison: Angela Scoular, Ian McKellen,(Harold Gorringe) and James Bolam in the dark in <em>Black Comedy</em>.

1968 THE WHITE LIARS / BLACK COMEDY

From Punch by Hewison: Angela Scoular, Ian McKellen,(Harold Gorringe) and James Bolam in the dark in Black Comedy.

Sketch by Hewison

Timothy Goodchild

1968 RICHARD II

Timothy Goodchild's costume design for Richard II's heavy ceremonial gown, glittered with gold paint, golden thread and some metallic milk-bottle tops.

Sketch by Tim Goodchild

Ian McKellen as Richard II

1968 RICHARD II

Ian McKellen as Richard II

Sketch by Jill Bennett

Ian McKellen as King Richard II  in Act 2 armour, sketched at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.

1969

Ian McKellen as King Richard II in Act 2 armour, sketched at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.

Unpublished drawing by Donald Green: Timothy West (Bolingbroke), Robert Eddison (as his uncle York)  with Ian McKellen as King Richard

1969

Unpublished drawing by Donald Green: Timothy West (Bolingbroke), Robert Eddison (as his uncle York) with Ian McKellen as King Richard

Sketch by Donald Green

Hewison

1969 RICHARD II

Hewison's cartoon for: Punch Ian McKellen (Richard II)

Sketch by Hewison

From The Scotsman 27 August 1969

1969 RICHARD II

From The Scotsman 27 August 1969

Sketch by Coia

Ian McKellen rehearsing as Edward II onstage at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh with Timothy West (Young Mortimer).  (Note the flowered shirt and generous tie-knot of the period.)

1969 EDWARD II

Ian McKellen rehearsing as Edward II onstage at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh with Timothy West (Young Mortimer). (Note the flowered shirt and generous tie-knot of the period.)

Hewison

1971 HAMLET

Hewison's cartoon for Punch (18 August 1971): James Cairncross (First Gravedigger) with Ian McKellen (Hamlet) and Yorick's skull

Sketch by Hewison

Michael Annals gave me this design for Hamlet

1971 HAMLET

Michael Annals gave me this design for Hamlet's Act One costume on the first night.

Sketch by Michael Annals

McKellen as Hamlet

1971 HAMLET

McKellen as Hamlet

McKellen as Hamlet

1971 HAMLET

McKellen as Hamlet

Derek Jacobi (Moon) rehearsing on stage of Phoenix Theatre Leicester and director Ian McKellen with Peter Laird (Inspector Hound

1972 THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

Derek Jacobi (Moon) rehearsing on stage of Phoenix Theatre Leicester and director Ian McKellen with Peter Laird (Inspector Hound

Hewison

1974 DR FAUSTUS

Hewison's cartoon in Punch: Dr. Faustus holding hand puppets of Good and Bad Angels (Ian McKellen) with Mephistophiles (Emrys James)

Sketch by Hewison

Sketched at Edinburgh Festival. Ian  McKellen  (Dr. Faustus with Bad and Good Angels)

1974 DR FAUSTUS

Sketched at Edinburgh Festival. Ian McKellen (Dr. Faustus with Bad and Good Angels)

Hewison

1974 THE MARQUIS OF KEITH

Hewison's cartoon for Punch (9 November 1974): Ian Richardson (Ernst Scholz), Ian McKellen (The Marquis of Keith), Sara Kestelman (Mona)

Sketch by Hewison

Voytek

1974 THE MARQUIS OF KEITH

Voytek's costume design for the Marquis

Sketch by Voytek

Hewison

1975 TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD

Hewison's cartoon for Punch (23 October 1975): Joe Melia (Sergeant Fielding), Judi Dench (The Nurse), Ian McKellen (Aubrey) at the play's climax

Sketch by Hewison

Hewison

1976 THE WINTER'S TALE

Hewison's cartoon for Punch (23 June 1976): Ian McKellen (King Leontes lamenting his wife's death in Act 5), Barbara Leigh Hunt (Paulina presenting the new-born Perdita in Act 3), Michael Williams (flashing as Autolycus in Act 4)

Sketch by Hewison

Hewsion

1977 THE ALCHEMIST

Hewsion's cartoon: Ian McKellen (Face in disguise as the alchemist's apprentice)

Sketch by Hewison

Hewison

1977 PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY

Hewison's cartoon for Punch (1 August 1977): Ian McKellen (Karsten Bernick) and Mike Gwilym (Johann Tonneson)

Sketch by Hewison

Hewsion

1979 BENT (1979)

Hewsion's cartoon in Punch (23 May 1979): Tom Bell (Horst), Ian McKellen (Max) labouring at Dachau. This is a rare example of Hewison's commenting on a play directly in words rather than in images.

Sketch by Hewison

Javier (Michael Pennington) and Pierre (Ian McKellen)

1984 VENICE PRESERV'D or A Plot Discovered

Javier (Michael Pennington) and Pierre (Ian McKellen)

Sketch by Hewison

Clive Francis

1984 WILD HONEY

Clive Francis's caricature of Ian McKellen (Platonov Act 3) sold as a postcard at Royal National Theatre bookshop

Sketch by Clive Francis

1984 WILD HONEY

Sketch by Hirschfeld

Caricature

1986? ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1986)

Caricature

Sketch by Gary

From The Independent

1988

From The Independent

Sketch by David Smith

From the Evening Standard

1989

From the Evening Standard

Richard III

1990 RICHARD III

Richard III

Sketch by Jill Jeffrey

1993

Sketch by Peter Clarke

What the hell are you doing to my play?

1994 RICHARD III

What the hell are you doing to my play?

Sketch by Ian McKellen

For the National Portrait Gallery

2001

For the National Portrait Gallery

Sketch by Clive Smith

Caricature from newspaper

2002

Caricature from newspaper

As himself (in costume as Macbeth)

2003 THE SIMPSONS: The Regina Monologues

As himself (in costume as Macbeth)

From The New Yorker

2003 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING

From The New Yorker

Sketch by Tom Bachtell

Computerized Gandalf from EA game

2003 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING

Computerized Gandalf from EA game

Portrait by Juan Fernando Bastos for Gay and Lesbian Review

2007

Portrait by Juan Fernando Bastos for Gay and Lesbian Review

2008

Sketch by Derren Brown

For Time Magazine

2009

For Time Magazine

Sketch by Zach Trenholm

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