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It’s been 32 years since the introduction of Section 28, the devastating legislation banning discussion of LGBT ide… https://t.co/DrNqVYb0zX
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5/24
2020
https://t.co/i7irnr5CRKI'm releasing the next single from my record #OvernightLows today. It's a heavy one, in a good way. The road to get… https://t.co/XoyYRz4UKl
Retweeted by Ian McKellenIn memory of Karina Kinnear I have contributed to the crowdfunder whose cause may encourage you to do the same. https://t.co/rTvWVHvdCp
5/22
2020
Thrilled to be mentioned in @Spectator_LIFE today alongside our Patron @IanMcKellen on the day that we launch our b… https://t.co/pbmhGlZ1f9
Retweeted by Ian McKellenWe're back on the purple carpet in this #tbt from Make Believe on Broadway 2019! It's nice to remember a time when… https://t.co/L8jF9uatfH
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5/21
2020
32 years in two minutes: https://t.co/XZW3gjpLkr
5/19
2020
SEISS ELIGIBILITY: If you're an Equity member and have been found ineligible for SEISS please contact our Tax & Wel… https://t.co/sgx2KrHGK8
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5/15
2020
During the lockdown, street vendors of The Big Issue have been devastated. For many of them, their only source of i… https://t.co/iP515zWvkM
5/13
2020
Here is Iain's Dad, Euan Morton, in support of @sigtheatre -one of our favorite places on earth. Iain was too young… https://t.co/x8M3m3Ta2Y
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5/11
2020
Hey!! Enjoy!! @IanMcKellen was #gracious enough to chat about #gay #Pride during @PrideInLondon 🏳️‍🌈 #gaytwitterhttps://t.co/QlPjUUELEr
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5/10
2020
Happy VE Day everyone. My grandfather, Oswald Cotton, was rescued out of the water at Dunkirk. Although, sadly, we… https://t.co/oA3YITbzEE
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5/8
2020
Michael Dougherty and Evan Gorski Cut Together the Ultimate Horror/Sci-fi Movie Mashup for 2020 [Video] https://t.co/r9X0BaPOIV
Retweeted by Ian McKellenPreviews for #ThePresent begin tonight! While we want you to sit back with your favorite drink and enjoy the show,… https://t.co/LHUKiToj6K
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5/7
2020
I'm watching Gods and Monsters and listening to Bill Condon's commentary. The painting behind Ian McKellen is an a… https://t.co/pOst2fm0qn
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5/6
2020
My chance to ask Judi Dench a couple of questions: https://t.co/q6LT3gC1NVWith productions shut down due to COVID-19, thousands of performers are without work and in need of help. 100% of d… https://t.co/E02xV2aKRS
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5/5
2020
Larry Edmunds is the best movie/music bookstore in Hollywood - but they need some help to survive in this tough ti… https://t.co/8zbvLu8u5L
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5/4
2020
Get yourself one of these for your lockdown fun . It’s all that is good https://t.co/R6xHtSh1v8
Retweeted by Ian McKellenOver 30 years, @aktcharity support for desperate young people has always been essential, but I’ve never been more p… https://t.co/MHWeNmlT2Lhttps://t.co/2oqjlgiorf
5/3
2020
In 1999 John Sheils and I came up with the idea, separately, and I did all the camerawork, after designing the chor… https://t.co/uxB5SpcVVA
Retweeted by Ian McKellenNearly 20 years ago, Peter Jackson directing the Cave Troll sequence. https://t.co/82GGlxC6mv
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5/2
2020
The search for an artist to design and produce a statue of the legendary Leicester playwright, Joe Orton, in his ho… https://t.co/ICjBmZcdtu
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5/1
2020
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Retweeted by Ian McKellenNo one should go hungry, especially in times like these. Please support this good work: https://t.co/06HdBk2BlS https://t.co/qBzoI9IkavThank you, Michael. https://t.co/ElERz9Lj4D
4/30
2020
This crisis is putting our vital small scale theatres at risk. @BondJezBond explains and tells you how you can help… https://t.co/ni6g3UwQwn
4/29
2020
No one should go hungry as a result of #Covid19, so today @Independent and @EveningStandard pledge to raise £10 mil… https://t.co/sal2nAXfqo
4/28
2020
Josh Gad @joshgad AND The Goonies: https://t.co/4LItWJxb0f @joshgad AND The Goonies: https://t.co/4LItWJxb0fQuiz Time! We're asking the questions, and you're trying to answer them! https://t.co/Vt9fhGxYnyOur live quiz starts soon! https://t.co/KKtK9fgN10Wish me luck for tonight, would you? https://t.co/RLFn55yxNE
4/27
2020
The National Theatre at Home Quiz is tomorrow night! Sir @IanMcKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Lesley Manville and Sir… https://t.co/S4uV6Z5VMB
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4/26
2020
It has been another week. To celebrate, please draw us Gandalf having a good time. #RAdailydoodle
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4/25
2020
We’re a little star struck by the line-up for our brand-new #NationalTheatreAtHome Quizzes. 🤩 Join Dame Helen Mi… https://t.co/x1zbsjdFGm
Retweeted by Ian McKellen#tb to #JudiDench getting the giggles ( she’d just told me something wicked about rehearsing for Cats) — flanked by… https://t.co/Av0VpfGOEU
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4/23
2020
Happy Birthday @MarkOrdesky!! Thank you for being a life long champion of Tolkien and fantasy storytelling across a… https://t.co/CQqYrx0T7g
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4/22
2020
A day in the life of a Stage Door Manager - if, like us, you're missing Ned, you might want to try calling 020 7928… https://t.co/rsW2iJvDqN
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4/21
2020
Just under 4 hours to go.... I’m so proud of this new production and film... well worth catching, even if you think… https://t.co/aGEBbaGhEN
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4/19
2020
Proud of this movie :) after 10 years it really is something ! ♥️ #kickass #10thanniversary #hitgirlhttps://t.co/Jvo6jFUk94
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4/18
2020
UK viewers can stream Du Fu: https://t.co/2ocNoAr2Fv
4/17
2020
If anyone is looking to organise an online quiz and needs to hire a question master/host/question setter/MC then yo… https://t.co/NMiut7jnv0
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4/16
2020
‘We use all of this to find out where we are on this dark empty sea…’ 🌊🌟 Only one day to go until our… https://t.co/hjj3mZ2FSx
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4/15
2020
Now streaming on Amazon (Free on Prime), GODS AND MONSTERS: https://t.co/2GFbHSmU5Z https://t.co/RhJrtTxLOU
4/14
2020
“I coined the word ‘eucatastrophe’: the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears… https://t.co/VX8QU6uQpa
Retweeted by Ian McKellen.@SeanAstin reads a short segment from #LOTR. https://t.co/RPLuZ7RLbV
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4/12
2020
It's been almost two years since @ChichesterFT transferred #KingLear to us, starring @IanMcKellen. For this… https://t.co/WXchdskzwf
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4/9
2020
Today we’re launching Terrence Higgins Trust At Home – our online hub to ensure you have all you need during lockdo… https://t.co/PULYmsJCDT
Retweeted by Ian McKellenThis will be on TONIGHT! Iain can’t wait to reunite with his @YoungSheldon family (and, of course, with Mr… https://t.co/guI3A25Rlm
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4/8
2020
Thank you so much to the @Crisis_UK frontline staff working tirelessly to help homeless people cope with the threat… https://t.co/Nx7hPysufV
4/7
2020
I haven’t seen #Scandal for about 30 years. The TV series The Trials of #ChristineKeeler made me want to watch it a… https://t.co/AWAV1a4jzQ
Retweeted by Ian McKellenTonight 21:00 on BBC Four TV: DUFU https://t.co/2ocNoAr2Fv https://t.co/JAbZ0f34u9Just finished @mcashmanCBE memoir “One of Them”. Bravely open and deeply moving. Here we are with @IanMcKellen prot… https://t.co/QCObEajsdb
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4/6
2020
If anyone needs us this weekend, we'll be going on a stroll (around our house) with @IanMcKellen 👍 https://t.co/UhJ2Dqmxcv
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4/3
2020
Ya bored yet? https://t.co/kDZR1jYWyG
Retweeted by Ian McKellen90 years old today and still making it happen... Man oh man do I love my Dad!!! https://t.co/tsS5RyPTtv
Retweeted by Ian McKellenThis one time I went to New Zealand & then I took a small plane ride. https://t.co/YOWRP0dqgf
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4/2
2020
Terrence McNally, one of America's greatest contemporary playwrights & a LGBT+ pioneer, 81, dies from coronavirus.… https://t.co/y8JIqp3R7P
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4/1
2020
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3/31
2020
Coming up in minutes....! https://t.co/E3xJ4dhjDE
Retweeted by Ian McKellen @ArtObsolete @SirPatStew Art will never be obsolete. Wonderful.This is the last time I'll post these (sorry to those who have seen them multiple times). I just really, really wan… https://t.co/T68VL2z6hD
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3/30
2020
Remember the time Sir @IanMcKellen gave @rickygervais an acting masterclass? #Extras #WorldTheatreDay https://t.co/h8dD8wBN5b
Retweeted by Ian McKellenWatch a young @IanMcKellen rehearsing Shakespeare’s Richard II at the Newcastle Theatre Royal in 1968. Film courte… https://t.co/pjwMtb2sVU
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3/27
2020
Hollywood friendship goals. #StarTrekPicard star Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) talks about how his friendship with… https://t.co/pv3v7B1r6D
Retweeted by Ian McKellen#TBThursday to what now seems like a lifetime ago. October 30.2019. Interviewing #HelenMirren and ⁦@IanMcKellen⁩ ⁦… https://t.co/rLiMYYg8TU
Retweeted by Ian McKellenWe’re all about experiencing theatre together. At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to vis… https://t.co/rSYh1fGFlr
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3/26
2020
I have some big news. After close to 30 years in the most exciting and rewarding of jobs, I am stepping away from b… https://t.co/kSkpy0LN0n
Retweeted by Ian McKellenFrom the archives: Our pick of stage-y photos from the last 15 years https://t.co/jisx7GMe4F https://t.co/racTlrDWRE
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3/25
2020
Thank you to everyone who has already generously donated to #SupportTheActorsCentre. If you are in a position to do… https://t.co/Ar1uFpDTcG
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3/24
2020
School is out, but many young people are not. We may not be able to visit schools right now, but we want you to kno… https://t.co/ddQahcZBX2
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3/23
2020
LOTRO is now free! Lord of the Rings Online + all expansions are completely Free. It is strong on lore, very true t… https://t.co/lKhdjSvQen
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3/22
2020
Thank you half hour https://t.co/ERrs8HTQnC
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3/21
2020
It’s okay to cry. https://t.co/JTuBCFc4SA
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3/19
2020
Message from Ma... https://t.co/3ExqvA5tvY
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3/18
2020
Join internationally published portrait photographer Rory Lewis offering his first Online Talk. Saturday 18th Apr… https://t.co/ePyrcaTvSV
Retweeted by Ian McKellenWe and the #MPPWF have created a COVID-19 Disaster Fund for eligible @sagaftra members who have been impacted by th… https://t.co/j3ANfVzDMM
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3/17
2020
Please note that Wednesday's "Evening with Armistead Maupin" has been postponed.
3/16
2020
Just sharing information. Everyone has much bigger fish to fry. Stay safe make smart decisions wash your hands and… https://t.co/ZUvd0HxaAS
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3/14
2020
I was sufficiently encouraged by this praise to decide to become an actor. Besides, I wasn't fit for anything else!… https://t.co/SX4gf8Qea8including Alan Dent, who wrote in the "Chronicle," "Here's a brilliant Justice — but who is he?" and "Infinitely th… https://t.co/0nHCC1P3uWincluding Derek Jacobi, John Wood, Corin Redgrave, Richard Cottrell, Clive Swift and Eleanor Bron. In accord with c… https://t.co/GggYQ0JG4z11 March marks the 61st anniversary of my decision to attempt a career as an actor, and I've not looked back since.… https://t.co/wybjPCE7GIJoin @artfund 's campaign to #SaveProspectCottage the former home and garden of #DerekJarman and secure its future… https://t.co/Z20HxiFZng
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3/11
2020
See what Geffen Artistic Director Matt Shakman, Gil Cates Jr., Director Bryan Cranston, Playwright Matt Schatz and… https://t.co/bTl6IEdgQO
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3/10
2020
The search for an artist to design and produce a statue of the legendary Leicester playwright, @JoeOrtonStatue, in… https://t.co/qOiFJPSJzT
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3/9
2020
Michael Cashman and Ian McKellen having fun at the British Library event on Friday celebrating Michael's memoir One… https://t.co/kBXHyKSXnU
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3/4
2020
‘What do you remember mostly about early gay activism?’ asks ⁦@mcashmanCBE⁩ ‘You drank my cellar dry’ replies ⁦… https://t.co/bM9AdpsBlR
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2/29
2020
Exciting news! Sir @IanMcKellen will be joining @ArmisteadMaupin live on stage to discuss Maupin's bestselling seri… https://t.co/6zLRKS8797
Retweeted by Ian McKellenMark Gatiss, Armistead Maupin and I will be at AUTHORS ON STAGE At National Theatre https://t.co/hzg0PttsVp
2/28
2020
Sting on Making Love Last with Wife Trudie Styler — and Why His Kids Have to Make Their Own Money https://t.co/ztOo3lud3i
Retweeted by Ian McKellenWe have a few places available to see @mcashmanCBE in conversation with @IanMcKellen screened live from the British… https://t.co/czt3fpTIqj
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2/27
2020
Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) and @IanMcKellen have one of the most well-known bormances in Hollywood, and it has b… https://t.co/OFN5uZMT3E
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2/26
2020
I hope you'll enjoy this half-hour podcast: https://t.co/i4AZctHhSF
2/25
2020

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