Ian Murray McKellen was born on May in Burnley, Lancashire, England. That makes Sir Ian 75 years old today! The actor is perhaps best known for bringing Tolkien's wizard Gandalf to life in Peter Jackson's films of The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit: Tolkien talking about the start of The Hobbit. "If only all our procrastination could result in a masterpiece of fantasy literature." And that one line created the basis for my entire life. I owe everything to Tolkien.