Scripts and Programmes

1986: Acting Shakespeare

A souvenir booklet. Read More

1987: Acting Shakespeare

The working script. Read More

1995: Richard III Screenplay

"If you really want to play Richard III on film, you'd better write the screenplay." Richard Eyre, director of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain (RNT), spoke this as a warning but with a twinkle in his eye. Read More

1997: Excerpts from A Knight Out in Los Angeles

Our production of Edward II was a sensation, initially at the Edinburgh International Festival, where a local councillor was appalled by the sight of my French-kissing another man on the Scottish stage. Read More

2002: Saturday Night Live

Thank you, thank you very much indeed! Well, here we all are. And here I am hosting Saturday Night Live. "Why?" you might ask. Read More

More Writings

Ian McKellen's Home Page

Bookmark and Share