Ian McKellen

A selection of Ian McKellen's work and achievements.

The Egg Trick film poster

Short films

The Egg Trick

A short film written and directed by Stephen Kroto for Kroto Film and Design, starring Ian McKellen.

The Egg Trick starring Sir Ian McKellen; written, directed and co-produced by Stephen Kroto.



  • Ian McKellen's One Man Show for students at Florida State University, 2009.
  • More Ian McKellen videos on GEOSET.




Audiobook readings

Ian's pub

Whether you’re after a quick lunch, a romantic dinner by the river or just a friendly greeting in your local pub, we’d love to welcome you to The Grapes in Limehouse. We’ve been recommended by The Good Pub Guide since 1996, and you’ll understand why when you visit.

The Grapes


Overlooking the Thames, in a peaceful neighbourhood not that far from the bustle of Canary Wharf, The Grapes is one of the oldest pubs in London. Charles Dickens was a patron, and even made reference to the pub in his novel ‘Our Mutual Friend’.

Leaseholder Ian McKellen has written a brief history, should you wish to find out more.

View The Grapes' website.

To find out more about Sir Ian McKellen, visit his website.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.