VIDEO: Ian McKellen Talks 'The Hobbit' & More on THE DAILY SHOW

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The Hobbit" star Ian McKellen stopped by Comedy Central's The Daily Show this week and spoke about growing up in England during World War II and his mother's early support for his acting career. The award-winning actor also chatted about his latest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Watch the appearance in full below!

Performances of Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND began October 31 at 8pm. Playing in rep with Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT, the two plays star Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley and are directed by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season officially opened on Sunday, November 24, 2013 and will play through Sunday, March 2 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).

Ian McKellen won the Tony Award for his performance in Amadeus in 1981. Patrick Stewart first appeared on Broadway in Peter Brook's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1971 and won the Drama Desk Award for A Christmas Carol in 1992. McKellen and Stewart have appeared together on stage twice before - in the 2009 West End production of Waiting for Godot and in the 1977 premiere of Tom Stoppard's Every Good BoyDeserves Favour. Billy Crudup, won a Tony Award for The Coast of Utopia in 2007. Shuler Hensley won a Tony Award for Oklahoma! in 2002. Sean Mathias, Tony nominated for his direction of Indiscretions, directed Billy CrudupinThe Elephant Man in 2002.

In NO MAN'S LAND, two elderly writers, having met in a London pub, continue drinking and talking into the night. All might be well, until the return home of two younger men. Their relationships are exposed, with menace and hilarity, in one of Pinter's most entertaining plays.

In WAITING FOR GODOT, two wanderers wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, who they hope will change their lives for the better. Instead, another couple of eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous.

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Talks 'The Hobbit' & More on THE DAILY SHOW


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