Ian McKellen

by follers on October 22, 2012

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Royal Film Performance - Arrivals

Birth Name: Ian Murray McKellen

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 25 May, 1939

Ethnicity: Scottish, Northern Irish, English

Sir Ian McKellen is a British actor. He is the son of Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen.

Sir Ian’s paternal grandfather was William Henry McKellen/McKellan (the son of James McKellen/McKellan and Elizabeth Williamson). William was born in Manchester. James was Northern Irish, and was the son of James McKellen/McKellan, who was from Ballymena, County Antrim, and of Margaret Dunseith.

Sir Ian’s paternal grandmother was Alice Beatrice Murray (the daughter of William Whyte Murray and Alice Lowes). Sir Ian’s grandmother Alice was born in Scotland. William was the son of Alexander Murray and Jessey. Sir Ian’s great-grandmother Alice was the daughter of Robert Jacques Lowes and Jane Macintyre.

Sir Ian’s maternal grandfather was James Sutcliffe (the son of George Sutcliffe and Mary Carefoot). James was from Lancashire. George was the son of Stephen Sutcliffe. Mary was the daughter of Thomas Carefoot.

Sir Ian’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Dora Bannister (the daughter of Robert Bannister and Elizabeth Cleworth). Sir Ian’s grandmother Elizabeth was from Fulwood, Lancashire. Robert was the son of John Bannister and Nanny Chester. Sir Ian’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Cleworth and Elizabeth/Betty Wilcock.

Sources: Genealogies of Sir Ian McKellen – http://www.geni.com

Chronology of Sir Ian McKellen’s life, with family history information – http://www.mckellen.com

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant June 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm

he was the dracula vampyr in PET SHOP BOYS— HEART video

andrew June 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm
Capricious April 7, 2015 at 2:54 am

No Sami?

follers November 11, 2013 at 1:19 am

Also a picture, please…

ethnic November 11, 2013 at 6:12 am
follers November 11, 2013 at 6:40 am

Thank you for both.

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