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Ian McKellen Shares Theatrical Memory Of Philip Seymour Hoffman In THE SEAGULL

Ian McKellen Shares Theatrical Memory Of Philip Seymour Hoffman In THE SEAGULLLegendary stage and screen performer Ian McKellen shares a particularly touching and theatrical memory of recently deceased Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away suddenly earlier this week at the age of 46, as part of a new interview.

McKellen candidly shares of the 2001 Shakespeare In The Park production of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Hoffman alongside Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Natalie Portman and more, "What I will remember most is his Konstantin in Chekhov's THE SEAGULL in a starry revival in New York's Central Park."

Elaborating, McKellen relates of the experience, "The open-air venue was not conducive to the delicacy and intimacy of the play, yet Hoffman amazingly shrank the space between him and the audience and made us feel we were spying on his insides."

Nevertheless, McKellen concludes, "His work on film survives his death, the only consolation in our grief and regret."

Check out the original article on the matter here.

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