Sir Ian McKellen is set for a new role. The British actor who has tackled Shakespeare’s works on stage and screen is to be a bus tour guide for the forthcoming festival, ““Shakespeare on Film”“:http://www.bfi.org.uk/shakespeare-film-0.
The 76-year-old will take fans to London’s St Pancras station and Battersea Power Station, locations used in the filming of “Richard III” a 1995 film in which he played the tyrant king in a 1930s setting.
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“YOUSHOWYOURPASS!!”January 26, 2016
“Shakespeare ain’t easy and no one should pretend that it is, he is, the plays are, but the difficulties are for the actors, and the directors and the designers to solve – not for the audience. The last thing I’d recommend for someone who doesn’t know anything about Shakespeare is to read him. That’s not easy, I think it’s silly to give a child Shakespeare to read as it would be to give them a score of a Mozart opera and say there’s the opera, you read it,” the actor opined.