TARDIS Index File

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen
Birth date: 25 May 1939
In the DWU
Main roles: Great Intelligence
Main jobs: Actor
Stories: TV: The Snowmen
NOTDWU: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
Main time period active: 2012 - 2013
Career highlights
Notable non-DWU work: Royal Shakespeare Company
X-Men franchise
The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
IMDb profile
Twitter page
RealWorld

Sir Ian McKellen provided the voice of the Great Intelligence in the Doctor Who television story The Snowmen. He was credited as "Voice of the Snowmen" in Radio Times to conceal this plot surprise.

In 2013, he appeared as himself (though dressed as Gandalf) in the 50th anniversary story The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot alongside Peter Jackson, director of The Hobbit trilogy, in which he stars alongside Sylvester McCoy.

He is the third knighted actor (after Derek Jacobi and Michael Gambon) and one of the few Oscar nominees to appear in Doctor Who.

He was previously considered for the role of the Eighth Doctor. [1]

In the sitcom Vicious, he plays an actor whose Doctor Who character was voted "the 10th most popular villain of all time."

He has now been given an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster.

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  1. Doctor Who (1996). A Brief History of Time (Travel). Retrieved on 26 December 2012.

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