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JOE STEPHENSON

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MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART (2018)
Starring Ian McKellen, Scott Chambers, Luke Evans, Milo Parker, Adam Brown and Frances Barber. Directed by Joe Stephenson.

This fully authorised feature-length documentary celebrates the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Excerpts from a 14 hour interview serves as the basis for the film, covering everything from his upbringing to becoming a theatre star; to coming out and being a leader in the gay rights community; to his film stardom from Magneto to Gandalf; and personal thoughts on everything on acting to old age and death. Private photo albums and a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12 and unseen behind the scenes footage of theatre shows and films make this an intimate and intriguing journey.
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Starring Chris Colfer, Ian McKellan and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Joe Stephenson.
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MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART (2018)
Starring Ian McKellen, Scott Chambers, Luke Evans, Milo Parker, Adam Brown and Frances Barber. Directed by Joe Stephenson.

This fully authorised feature-length documentary celebrates the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Excerpts from a 14 hour interview serves as the basis for the film, covering everything from his upbringing to becoming a theatre star; to coming out and being a leader in the gay rights community; to his film stardom from Magneto to Gandalf; and personal thoughts on everything on acting to old age and death. Private photo albums and a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12 and unseen behind the scenes footage of theatre shows and films make this an intimate and intriguing journey.
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