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Ian McKellen Born: 05/25/1939
Birth Place: Lancashire, England, GB

Born in Burnley, Lancashire, England on May 25, 1939, McKellen was raised in Wigan and Bolton by his father, Denis, a civil engineer and his mother, Margery, a homemaker and amateur actress. Since his parents were avid theatergoers, McKellen was exposed to the stage at a very young age. When he was three, he attended his first, a production of "Peter Pan," and by the time he was six, McKellen made his stage debut alongside his mother in a church production depicting American Quakers being attacked by Native Americans. By the time he was 12, McKellen was attending the theatre on his own. It was around this time that his mother died of breast cancer. Though she never saw him perform ...

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