Talented actor immortalized as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
After receiving a scholarship for St. Catharine's College, he became a member of the Marlowe Society.
He played the misanthropic mutant Magneto in the X-Men films
He had a ten year-long relationship with actor, Sean Mathias, which ended in 1988.
He played Gandalf in the Lord of Rings, alongside Viggo Mortensen.