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

Ian McKellen : a biography, Garry O'Connor

Label
Ian McKellen : a biography
Title
Ian McKellen
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Garry O'Connor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive biography of Sir Ian McKellen from an acclaimed biographer In 2001, Ian McKellen put on the robe and pointed hat of a wizard named Gandalf and won a place in the hearts of Tolkien fans worldwide. Though his role in the film adaptation of Lord of the Rings introduced him to a new audience, McKellen had a thriving career a lifetime before his visit to Middle Earth. He made his West End acting debut in 1964 in James Saunders's A Scent of Flowers, but it was in 1980 that he took Broadway by storm when he played Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Tony-Award-winning play Amadeus. He has starred in over four hundred plays and films and he is that rare character: a celebrity whose distinguished political and social service has transcended his international fame to reach beyond the stage and screen. The breadth of his career-professional, personal and political-has been truly staggering: Macbeth (opposite Judi Dench), Iago, King Lear, Chekhov's Sorin in The Seagull and Becket's tramp Estragon (opposite Patrick Stewart) in Waiting for Godot. Add to all this his tireless political activism in the cause of gay equality and you have a veritable phenomenon. Garry O'Connor's Ian McKellen: A Biography probes the heart of the actor, recreating his greatest stage roles and exploring his personal life. Ian McKellen will show readers what makes a great actor tick. His life story has been a constantly developing drama and this biography is the next chapter
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connor, Garry
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.M478
LC item number
O27 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKellen, Ian
  • Actors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Ian McKellen : a biography, Garry O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The brown god -- The clatter of clogs -- Unfinished business -- The mafia -- Undeclared but hidden passion -- Encounter with a giant -- We can't match him -- Jeunesse Dorée in dour Edinburgh -- Travels with my peers -- Wolfitting down Hamlet -- Actors seize power! -- One step forward, two back -- or one back, two forward? -- The matching of equals -- Enter Ganymede -- Validation -- The robot factory -- Body and soul -- The other strong yearning -- Pay-off performance -- Not so much in the cupboard but in the safe -- Self-awakening to spirit -- Who was Olivier's true heir? -- Underneath all the tolerance -- Shining a light through celluloid -- New labour interlude -- Hollywood god hubris -- Your double goes before you -- A footfall of memory interlude -- Saturnalia time -- Tergiversator -- Double standards -- The McKellen banterland -- It's a mad, mad world, my masters -- Small men locked in a big space -- What do we do now we're happy? Vicious old queens -- Corporate caretaking -- Gandalf doesn't do weddings -- neither does Lear -- Finale
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250223883
Lccn
2019032544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1113218800
  • (OCoLC)1113218800
Label
Ian McKellen : a biography, Garry O'Connor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The brown god -- The clatter of clogs -- Unfinished business -- The mafia -- Undeclared but hidden passion -- Encounter with a giant -- We can't match him -- Jeunesse Dorée in dour Edinburgh -- Travels with my peers -- Wolfitting down Hamlet -- Actors seize power! -- One step forward, two back -- or one back, two forward? -- The matching of equals -- Enter Ganymede -- Validation -- The robot factory -- Body and soul -- The other strong yearning -- Pay-off performance -- Not so much in the cupboard but in the safe -- Self-awakening to spirit -- Who was Olivier's true heir? -- Underneath all the tolerance -- Shining a light through celluloid -- New labour interlude -- Hollywood god hubris -- Your double goes before you -- A footfall of memory interlude -- Saturnalia time -- Tergiversator -- Double standards -- The McKellen banterland -- It's a mad, mad world, my masters -- Small men locked in a big space -- What do we do now we're happy? Vicious old queens -- Corporate caretaking -- Gandalf doesn't do weddings -- neither does Lear -- Finale
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250223883
Lccn
2019032544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1113218800
  • (OCoLC)1113218800

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