Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
Real Name/Full Name Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ian McKellen
Birth Place: Burnley, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 May 1939
Age/How Old: 84 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Dennis Murray McKellen
Mother –Margery Lois
Siblings: Jean McKellen
School: Balton School
College: St Catherine’s College
Religion: No- religious
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Brian Taylor [1964- 1972] and Sean Mathias [1978- 1988]
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: English actor
Net Worth: $70 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ian McKellen is a well-known British English actor who has partaken in a diverse number of roles ranging from his performance in theatre to his appearances in Television and cinema. He is a British cultural icon. He has been an active man for over six decades. Some of his popular film roles include; ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘X- Men,’ ‘The Lord of Rings,’ ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Richard III’ AMONG MANY MORE.

Well, how well do you know about Ian McKellen? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ian McKellen’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ian McKellen to date.

Biography and Early Life

Sir Ian Murray McKellen was born in Lancashire, England, on 25 May 1939. He was born the second to the children of his parents, Dennis Murray McKellen and Margery Lois. His father was a lay preacher and civil engineer, while his mother was a homemaker. Ian’s siblings are not mentioned in any place.

As he was growing up, his family moved from one place to another because of an outbreak of the Second World War. He lost his mother at the age of 12 due to breast cancer where his father married another woman named Gladys McKellen.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ian McKellen in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ian McKellen’s age is 84 years old as of today’s date 22nd May 2024 having been born on 25 May 1939. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Ian McKellen started his studies at Balton School, where he began his career as an actor in Bolton Little Theatre. Later, he enrolled at St Catherine’s located in Cambridge on a scholarship where he studied English Literature.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ian’s personal life is complicated. He was a married man, but instead of marrying a woman, he married a man. This states that he is gay. His first marriage was with Brian Taylor, who was a history teacher in Balton. They married for eight years before divorcing.

He then had his second partner, namely Sean Mathias, in an Edinburgh Festival. Also, this relationship didn’t last for long. They divorced as well. Ian was found with prostate Cancer though that was discovered later.

Is Ian McKellen Gay?

Ian McKellen is indeed gay. He does not hide it from his family, friends, and other people, for he has made his sexual orientation known to be gay. He became outspoken while fighting for gay rights in British legislation. Apart from that, he has appeared in a number of gay pride parades in the UK and US. On marriage, he has only married his fellow men though he has divorced all of them.

Professional Career

As an actor, he did his first role in the Belgrade Theatre, and also he appeared in A Scent of Flowers, which was a success. He later some other appearances in a theatre play such as; “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Trelawny of the ‘Wells,” “Richard II,” and “The Promise.” Other theatre credits are: “Macbeth,” “The Seagull,” “Edward II,” “Hamlet,” “The Winter’s Tale,” “King Lear,” and “Dr. Faustus.

Ian McKellen has been seen in films. Also, he is seen in movies like ‘Scandal,’ ‘Plenty’ and ‘The Keep.’ Some more film role includes, ‘The Ballad of Little Jo,’ ‘Bent,’ ‘Gods and Monsters’ and ‘Swept from the Sea’ among many more. He became a frequent actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company that made him well-known in the theatre circle.

He is also famous for his role in The Da Vinci Code as Sir Leigh Teabing, the titular character in Mr. Holmes, the character of Cogs worth production of Beauty and Beast. He is seen on TV on Saturday Night Live, Vicious, Extras, The Prisoner, The Simpsons, and Doctor Who.


Ian has achieved a lot through his acting career. Some of them include; He has won a total of six Laurence Olivier Awards, has also won a Tony Award as well as a Golden Globe Award. Also, he has been nominated for two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, and five Emmy Awards. At the University of Cambridge, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for becoming a Freeman of the city of London.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ian McKellen in 2024

Ian McKellen Net Worth
Ian McKellen Net Worth

As of 2024, Ian has an estimated net worth of around $70 million. He has achieved it through his lifelong career in theatre and his foray into movies, films, and Television. McKellen is among the best actors in the world and with such a huge income. He has changed his life and that of his family completely.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Ian is an outspoken gay known by his family, colleagues in his work field, and close friends who fight for the rights of his fellow gay.
  • He was discovered to be suffering from Prostate Cancer.

Ian’s success has been honored by both his own country and the Americans. He is among the finest and most distinguished actors of his age. His performances remain classic and timeless, where no Ian’s fan can ever forget the best role in his films and movies. Even the generations to come will acknowledge his performances.



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