Jun 2015 - Ian McKellen

25 June 2015 by Pure Radio

Mr Holmes is currently in the cinema, with Sir Ian McKellen playing the part of an ageing Sherlock Holmes.

Ian has said he’ll take on fewer acting roles in the future, in order to concentrate on writing his autobiography – after he signed a deal with publishers, worth a reported one million pounds.

Tonight, Under the Rainbow looks back at when he visited the Garrick Theatre in Stockport.

Ian explained why he thought more lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans celebrities don’t come out of the closet.

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Sir Ian McKellen Visits The Garrick Theatre In Stockport

10 March 2008 by Pure Radio

Ian McKellen came to Stockport on 10 May 2008 to unveil a plaque commemorating the start of the Garrick Theatre in Stockport.

The Stockport Garrick was founded in 1901 at the Church Coffee Tavern (now Natwest Bank) on Petersgate.

Stephen from Under the Rainbow chatted with him about the
importance of theatre and being an openly gay man.

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