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In the Spotlight Series: WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND's Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in NO MAN'S LAND and Waiting for Godot directed by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season is now playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) where it will run through March 2 only. For performance schedule and more information, visitTwoPlaysInRep.com.

Below you can check out photos of McKellen in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

McKellen has been honored with more than 40 international awards for his performances on screen and stage. When last onstage in San Francisco in Shakespeare's Richard III, he was adapting the play for the cinema, which was filmed entirely on location in London. He was born in 1939 and raised in the industrial north of England. He started acting professionally in 1961. He has regularly been leading man for the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre of Great Britain and on the West End stage in Shakespeare and a wide range of classic and new plays. For Sean Mathias, he was Max in Bent, Uncle Vanya, and an outrageous Widow Twankey in the Old Vic's Christmas pantomime. McKellen has often worked on stage in the USA. In New York, he won every available award for his Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus (1981). His solo show Acting Shakespeare packed theatres across the States and is now a teaching aid throughout the country. In 2001, he returned to Broadway in Dance of Death, again directed by Sean Mathias, and hosted Saturday Night Live. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2004. Most recently, he played King Lear for the RSC at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music. McKellen has starred in more than 40 movies. In 1996, he co-produced, co- scripted, and starred in his film adaptation ofRichard III. After Stephen King's Apt Pupil, he achieved his first Oscar nomination as film director James Whale in Gods and Monsters. He was the villain in The Da Vinci Code, the mutant Magneto in four X-Men films (with Patrick Stewart), and the wizard Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and again in the record-breaking The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey. His latest venture is Vicious, the UK itv sitcom with Derek Jacobi. His full career details can be found at mckellen.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Ian McKellen photographed at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City on November 24, 2013.

Ian McKellen photographed at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City on November 24, 2013.

Ian McKellen photographed at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City on November 24, 2013.

Ian McKellen photographed at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City on November 24, 2013.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.