Internationally acclaimed thespian,
outspoken LGBT rights activist, knight of the realm, and Gandalf to boot; Sir
Ian McKellen is truly a national treasure beyond compare. We’re delighted to
announce he makes up one part of our inaugural triumvirate of recipients of our
Lifetime Achievement award, collecting his accolade this evening.
Ian is the man who came out when
virtually no one famous would, the man who co-founded the lobby group that has
changed all our lives, a man who continues to speak up for gay rights around
the world. His acting career stretches back to the
late 50s, but he’s still going strong - he'll be appearing in Peter Jackson’s forthcoming
You can read a full interview with Sir Ian McKellen in
our Awards Issue, in shops and on ipad now.
Check out Ian accepting his award: