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The Resource Ian McKellen : the biography, Garry O'Connor

Ian McKellen : the biography, Garry O'Connor

Label
Ian McKellen : the biography
Title
Ian McKellen
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Garry O'Connor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure. Few actors achieve in their lifetime what Sir Ian McKellen has. A repertoire of vast commercial success coupled with critically acclaimed and authoritative Shakespearian roles. A man whose gargantuan personality and varied achievements inspire both admiration and affection. McKellen has been feted and admired in every country across the globe, and has been knighted by, and received the Companionship of Honour from Queen Elizabeth II. He is an icon of, and ardent campaigner in, the cause for LGBT rights. Many of us know of McKellen through his depiction of Gandalf in LORD OF THE RINGS. Garry O'Connor's definitive biography reveals the man behind McKellen the actor. The inside story of the person himself: a constantly developing drama and a work in progress. Yet Garry O'Connor pulls no punches: some of his revelations may be controversial to his fans, even explosive, given McKellen's constant ability to shock and surprise. The author has himself directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and directed McKellen in some of his very first roles. This is an unflinching, yet deeply intimate and affectionate, biography that, like McKellen himself, will stand the test of time as a rounded and complete portrait of one of the most unusual geniuses of our times
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Garry
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKellen, Ian
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Actors
  • Gay men
Label
Ian McKellen : the biography, Garry O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066066567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474608527
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1117765880
Label
Ian McKellen : the biography, Garry O'Connor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066066567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474608527
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1117765880

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