McKellen: Playing the Part

Year: 2017
Country: UK
Director: Joe Stephenson
Director: Joe Stephenson
Cast: Ian McKellen
Genre: documentary, biography
Runtime: 92 min.
Age: 16+

Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen

Built upon a 14 hour interview, MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART is a unique journey through the key landmarks of McKellen’s life, from early childhood into a demanding career that placed him in the public eye for the best part of his lifetime. Using an abundance of photography from McKellen’s private albums and cinematically reconstructed scenes, a raw talent shines through in the intensity, variety and devotion to that moment in the light.

Awards & Festivals:

Ghent Film Festival – participation 
Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy – participation 
Athens International Film Festival – participation