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McKellen, Ian

Works: 592 works in 1,983 publications in 8 languages and 65,207 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Poetry  History  Fiction  Television programs  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Creator, Host, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Artist, per, Vocalist, Producer, Commentator, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Ian McKellen
Publications by Ian McKellen
Most widely held works by Ian McKellen
The Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( visu )
115 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 6,490 libraries worldwide
In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth still it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. On his eleventy-first birthday, Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin, Frodo, the Ruling Ring, and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-Earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom
The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( visu )
103 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 5,892 libraries worldwide
Join Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, and the brave members of the Fellowship as they continue their quest to destroy the Ring of Power. As darkness descends on Middle-earth, a strange creature named Gollum leads the heroes to the Black Gates of Mordor. The rest of Middle Earth prepares for a battle that will decide the fate of all
Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( visu )
95 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,393 libraries worldwide
Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth
The Da Vinci Code by Ron Howard( visu )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,090 libraries worldwide
Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ
The hobbit an unexpected journey ( visu )
51 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,057 libraries worldwide
The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'
X-Men by Bryan Singer( visu )
77 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,912 libraries worldwide
A war is brewing between those with special powers ("mutants") and the rest of humanity-- and the only ones who can save the humans from certain destruction are a special group of mutants: the "X-Men." (Based on the comic series)
X2 X-men united by Bryan Singer( visu )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,760 libraries worldwide
An assassination attempt is made on the life of the president by a teleporting mutant. This act upsets the entire world and entices the president to begin the mutant-human war as predicted by Charles Xavier earlier. In an effort to get to the bottom of the attack and prevent world-wide war, Xavier sends out Storm and Dr. Jean Grey to search for the teleporting mutant and discover the truth behind the assassination attempt
The golden compass ( visu )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,760 libraries worldwide
In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds
X-Men ( visu )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,178 libraries worldwide
With the help of their new recruits, The Beast and Angel, the X-Men must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. A potential cure is discovered and processed to treat and ultimately eliminate the genetic mutations, once and for all. As the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood
Flushed away ( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
Animated adventure. Pet rat Roddey, evicted from his lavish but lonely lifestyle, finds himself in a rodent city in the sewers, where adventurous Rita is doing battle with minions of the villainous Toad. Thanks to Roddy's 'help', the conflict escalates, placing him and Rita in deadly danger
Stardust by Claire Danes( visu )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,900 libraries worldwide
Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power
Richard III by Richard Loncraine( visu )
59 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,880 libraries worldwide
Anachronistic recasting of the Shakespeare tragedy. In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new king sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall
Gods and monsters by Bill Condon( visu )
49 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,329 libraries worldwide
It's 1957, and Hollywood horror director James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper Hannah hires handsome young gardener Clayton Boone, the flamboyant director and the simple yardman develop an unlikely friendship
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( visu )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
Cold Comfort Farm by John Schlesinger( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advise of Mrs. Smiley and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives, where she finds ample material for the novel she wishes to write
King Lear by William Shakespeare( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge as they unleash a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Clive Andrews, Anthony Donner( visu )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 973 libraries worldwide
A twisted suspenseful romance set during the French Revolution. While men, women, and children fall under the merciless blade of the guillotine, one foppish gentleman, alias the Scarlet Pimpernel, bravely rescues aristocrats from the jaws of death. In the midst of his rescue, he meets and falls passinately in love with Marguerite, France's most celebrated actress
The Odyssey by Homer( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, Odysseus meets the challenges of gods and monsters
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( visu )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Presents a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth designed especially for television
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Mac Kellen Ian 1939-....
MacKellen, Ian, 1939-
Mc Kellen, Ian 1939-
McKellan, Ian
McKellan, Ian 1939-
English (700)
German (34)
French (18)
Spanish (18)
Multiple languages (8)
Turkish (2)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
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