Ian McKellen

1939 - Today

Ian McKellen

Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian McKellen has received more than 12,240,141 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 61st most popular actor.

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  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.05

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ian McKellen ranks 60 out of 8,832Before him are Omar Sharif, Roger Moore, Nicolas Cage, Will Smith, Charles Bronson, and Bruno Ganz. After him are Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, and John Wayne.

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Among people born in 1939, Ian McKellen ranks 5Before him are Ali Khamenei, Tina Turner, Terence Hill, and Francis Ford Coppola. After him are Amos Oz, Lee Harvey Oswald, Reuven Rivlin, Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Amanda Lear, and Marvin Gaye.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McKellen ranks 116 out of 5,347Before him are Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Howard Carter (1874), George Harrison (1943), Edward II of England (1284), and Ringo Starr (1940). After him are Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Brian May (1947), James II of England (1633), and Robert the Bruce (1274).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian McKellen ranks 8Before him are Sean Connery (1930), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Richard Burton (1925), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Christopher Lee (1922), and Roger Moore (1927). After him are Michael Caine (1933), Liam Neeson (1952), Maggie Smith (1934), Cary Grant (1904), Julie Andrews (1935), and Alan Rickman (1946).