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Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes

2013-09-06 12:44

Sir Ian McKellen is set to play an older version of famed detective Sherlock Holmes who is forced to come out of retirement to solve an old case.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. In cinemas 13 December.

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Hugh Jackman joins X-Men sequel

2012-12-20 16:30

Director Brian Singer has announced officially that Hugh Jackman will reprise his iconic role as Wolverine in the X-Men origins sequel, Days Of Future Past.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D)

2012-12-05 14:41

Sure to delight the faithful, the occasionally brilliant but maddeningly uneven first instalment in an already over-stretched trilogy isn't going to win over any new converts.

Gandalf actor chides PM over gay 'joke'

2012-11-06 09:18

Sir Ian McKellen has criticised New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for using the word "gay" to mock a radio host's attire.

It's official: The Hobbit to be a trilogy

2012-07-31 07:37

Peter Jackson has announced that The Hobbit will be released as a trilogy, with the final instalment in The Lord of the Rings prequel to be released in late 2014.

Conchords star lands Hobbit role

2011-04-06 12:28

Bret McKenzie, best known as one-half of comedy-folk group Flight of the Conchords, has joined the cast of The Hobbit.

Honour for 'Gandalf'

2009-09-11 18:19

Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain.

 

UK urged Sir Ian McKellan not to visit Russia due to anti-gay law

2013-12-11 17:30

Sir Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law.

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The latest trailer for thei highly anticipated second installment of The Hobbit where we get a first listen of Benedict Cumberbatch's smouldering Smaug voice.

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X-Men cast unite at Comic-Con

2013-07-22 10:57

The entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past - including Ian McKellen and Jennifer Lawrence - have thrilled fans at Comic-Con.

X-Men: Days of Future Past 'not just a sequel'

2013-05-29 18:52

Director Bryan Singer has insisted that X-Men: Days of Future Past will be more than a mere sequel to X-Men: First Class, but a completely original movie.

Ian McKellen: Hobbit like coming home

2012-12-13 21:28

Sir Ian McKellen has admitted that returning to New Zealand to reprise his Lord of the Rings role as wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit trilogy was like returning home.

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart join X-Men

2012-11-28 22:39

Veteran actors Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have rejoined the X-Men franchise as Magneto and Professor X, director Bryan Singer has confirmed.

New full-length Hobbit trailer lands

2012-09-20 10:58

A stunning new trailer for the first part of Peter Jackson's much-anticipated The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, has been released by Warner Bros.

Fans love new Hobbit movie

2012-07-15 13:51

The crowd attending Peter Jackson's The Hobbit preview at the Comic-Con convention in California went wild over a 12-minute reel the filmmaker and his colleagues screened.

McKellen returns as Gandalf in Hobbit

2011-01-12 20:42

Ian McKellen is returning to Middle Earth.

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