McKellen: Playing the Part - feat. Sir Ian McKellen | podcast

This week we welcome perhaps the most prestigious guest we’ve ever had on the podcast. He’s Gandalf, he’s Magneto and he’s the subject of Joe Stephenson’s new documentary: it’s only Sir Ian McKellen!

Built around one 14-hour long interview, McKellen: Playing the Part is a fascinating and deftly handled portrait of one of the most important actors to ever grace both stage and screen. Through some highly impressive editing, the film highlights Sir Ian’s work as a Shakespearean actor, his big blockbuster roles and his passionate and exceedingly important work for the LGBTQ+ community.

Discussing the film this week are Sam Howlett, Irene Musumeci and all round theatre champion and Shakespeare super-fan Rowan Rutter.

Update: read below about a competition for our listeners to win tickets for the McKellen: Playing the Part premiere featuring a live Q&A with Sir Ian McKellen!

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Keep your eyes on our feed for podcast updates from 'Our Man in Cannes' Damian Spandley, who as Director of Curzon Programming, will be scouting out all the best new films the festival has to offer

Produced and edited by Jake Cunningham
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McKellen: Playing the Part Live - special event

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Join us on Sunday 27 May for the premiere of McKellen: Playing the Part, hosted by Graham Norton and broadcast live to cinemas nationwide from London’s BFI Southbank. In Playing the Part, audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Britain’s true acting icons on his birthday weekend.


COMPETITION: WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE MCKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART WITH A LIVE Q&A FROM IAN MCKELLEN AND GRAHAM NORTON AT THE BFI 

Thanks to our friends at Trafalgar Releasing, we have a very special opportunity for one lucky winner to attend the BFI Southbank premiere of McKellen: Playing the Part that will be broadcast live on Sunday 27 May, and see the great man himself be interviewed on stage by Graham Norton. For a chance to win, simply answer the following question:

Which popular fictional character has a picture of Ian McKellen (as one of his most celebrated film roles) on the wall of his study?
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Hint: the correct answer may be found on this week's episode of the Curzon podcast (above), but you'll have to listen through to the end. Those who don't... 'shall not pass'!

Send your answers to win@curzon.com with the subject line 'McKellen' or tweet @CurzonCinemas using #McKellen by 12noon on Monday 21 May. Good luck!