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Sir Ian McKellen | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

Sir Ian is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most treasured actor, immortalised by his legendary depictions of characters such as Gandalf and Magneto. His acting is characterised by leadership, wisdom, and charming humour. His six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and two Oscar nominations speak for his considerable contribution to the arts. An outstanding LGBTQ+ rights campaigner, Sir Ian co-founded Stonewall, and became a patron of Oxford Pride in 2006.

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