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  • Birth Name: Ian Murray McKellen
  • Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/25/1939, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Watch My Show: Vicious' Gary Janetti Answers Our Showrunner Survey

PBS is getting back into the sitcom business this Sunday with Vicious, a British series starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. The show, which has already been picked up for a second season in the U.K., stars McKellen and Jacobi as an elderly gay couple that have been together for 50 years — and given how much they enjoy hurling insults at each other, it shows. Gary Janetti is the sole writer and executive producer on the show; his past credits include Will & Grace and Family Guy. Janetti filled out our TV Guide Magazine Showrunner Survey to explain why we should get Vicious.

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Weekend TV Review: Leftovers, Reckless, a Derek Jacobi Double Bill

"Everybody's ready to feel better," says the mayor of a suburban Anytown that acts as a microcosm of a shattered world in HBO's existentially bleak The Leftovers (Sunday, 10/9c). And chances are you'll require your own pick-me-up after sampling the darkest and most problematic of a new wave of end-times summer series that includes TNT's gung-ho hit The Last Ship and FX's upcoming vampire-virus horror-show The Strain (July 13). With Leftovers, it's a morose case of...read more

Bryan Singer Breaks Silence, Calls Abuse Allegations "Vicious and Completely False"

Director Bryan Singer has broken his silence about the sex abuse allegations that were brought against him last week, calling them "outrageous, vicious and completely false."

Singer also said he will not...read more

Videos

Sir Ian McKellen & Jim Caviezel star in an update of THE PRISONER
The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey - Clip - Swords Are Named for the Great Deeds They Do
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 X-Men Movie, Actor - Erik Lensherr/Magneto
2013 Vicious TV Show Series, Actor - Freddie Thornhill
2013 The Hobbit Movie, Actor - Galdalf
2012 The Hobbit Movie, Actor - Gandalf
2010 Theatreland TV Show Series, Appearing

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Late Night with Seth Meyers Reveals Premiere Week Guests

Seth Meyers is taking over the Late Night desk on Feb. 24 and he's enlisted a star-studded welcome wagon.

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Watch a New Teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past

"A full day of X-Men surprises is just around the corner," says the Instagram page for Days of Future Past, the next film in the X-Men franchise. That day will be Monday, but before then, a new teaser has been released that features some never-before-seen footage.

Watch the first X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer

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Anna Paquin Cut From X-Men: Days of Future Past

Rogue's special touch won't be felt anytime soon.

Anna Paquin's appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past has been cut from the final version of the film, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The upcoming... read more

Nikita's Aaron Stanford: Birkhoff Is on the Warpath

Watch out, Amanda! Birkhoff is not a happy hacker. On Friday's episode of Nikita (9/8c, The CW), Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) is still reeling from Amanda (Melinda Clarke) killing ... read more

Watch the First X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Worlds collide in the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Based on the story line from the comics of the same name, the film follows Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as he goes back in time to prevent a war against mutants.

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