Ian McKellen Stage
Act II Scene 1: (Ian McKellen, center as Montano)
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OTHELLO (1955)

Written by William Shakespeare
Ian McKellen in the role of Montano
Bolton School
21 March 1955 - 26 March 1955

Words from Ian McKellen

This was a bold choice for schoolboys. Although Duncan Sculthorpe was still convincing in drag, I had graduated to male roles. I was disappointed not to play the more considerable part of Cassio but the photos show I was learning some theatrical gesturing. — Ian McKellen, December 2006
Comments and Reviews
"There was too, a notable performance from I. M. McKellen as Montano." — Bolton Evening News, 22 March 1955.