Ian McKellen: Playing Gandalf made me "less shy"

Jun 12, 2015, 02:53 PM

"I now find that most places in the world there’ll be somebody in the room, or on the subway, or in the street, who recognises me as the actor who pretends to be Gandalf or Magneto," Ian McKellen told Charlotte Green's Culture Club on Classic FM (Sunday 14 June). "And that’s very nice for me because it’s a friendly face and something in common, and I feel less shy so its been a real boost to my confidence."