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Patrick Stewart Gave Hugh Jackman His Favorite Life Advice

Hugh Jackman credits his XMen co-stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen for giving him the best advice about life and film acting. The beloved actor dropped by The Late Show on Thursday to…

Ian McKellen Receives COVID-19 Vaccine: “I Feel Euphoric”

Ian McKellen has safely received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with the veteran actor urging others to get vaccinated when they can.

Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen Win at Olivier Awards as U.K. Theaters Remain Shut

Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain…

Ian McKellen Once Advised Patrick Stewart Against ‘Star Trek’ Role: “He’s Long Forgiven Me”

Ian McKellen has confessed that he once advised Patrick Stewart against taking the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek,' as he worried what effect it would have on his great friend's stellar…

London’s National Theatre Exploring Streaming Options for NT Live Library

In what could be a small silver lining in the dark cloud of prolonged live theater shutdowns on both sides of the Atlantic due to the coronavirus pandemic, Britain's National Theatre for the first…

Patrick Stewart Got Married in a Mexican Restaurant

Patrick Stewart and his wife were married in a Mexican restaurant by Ian McKellen.

Patrick Stewart Explains How He and Ian McKellen Became Inseparable

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have one of the most well-known bormances in Hollywood and it has been that way pretty much since they first met some 20 years ago, ironically playing adversaries.

‘Cats’: Film Review

A starry ensemble that includes Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson turns feline in Tom Hooper's film of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical…

Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren Act Out Trump’s Ukraine Phone Call

Stephen Colbert recruited Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren to recite lines from a transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during Wednesday's episode…

Helen Mirren, Bill Condon on ‘The Good Liar’ and the State of the Theatrical Experience

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, along with director Bill Condon, discussed their new film, 'The Good Liar,' while trying not to give away any twists.

‘The Good Liar’: Film Review

THR review: In 'The Good Liar,' Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren play a con artist and the wealthy widow he targets.

‘Cats’: A Guide to the Star-Studded Musical’s Feline Characters

A guide to the 'Cats' characters, including Taylor Swift's Bombalurina and Idris Elba's Macavity, ahead of Tom Hooper's star-studded movie, based on the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical…