Open Book Society wants to congratulate the actor Sir Ian McKellen to his birthday!
Sir Ian Murray McKellen (CH, CBE) was born May 25th, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK. He is an actor of stage and screen and has received a Tony Award and two Academy Award nominations. His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. Sir Ian McKellen is known to many for roles such as Gandalf in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy and as Magneto in the ‘X-Men’ films.
He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979, and knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for his outstanding work and contributions to theatre. In the 2008 New Year Honours he was made a Companion of Honour (CH) for services to drama and to equality.
From morning till night
May your birthday be bright
And nicer than ever before!
And as years come and go
May your happiness grow
And your dreams be fulfilled
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sir Ian McKellen!
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