B Good Picture Company Ltd
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McKellen: Playing The Part

an intimate, enthralling look at the life of a legend
— Time Out
the film should join the small circle of high-level docs about the acting profession able to inspire newcomers
— The Hollywood Reporter
McKellen’s life story proves to be his greatest role of all
— Attitude Magazine

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight.

McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

The film will be released in the UK on May 27th by Trafalgar Releasing, with a special event hosted by Graham Norton broadcast live to cinemas nationwide from London’s BFI Southbank.

The US release will follow, date to be announced shortly.

International Sales: Independent Film Company

UK & US distribution: Trafalgar Releasing