IAN McKELLEN Returns as GANDALF - Onstage

Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Actor Ian McKellen is set to reprise his iconic role as the wizard Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movie franchise, onstage as part of his one-man show Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You at London's Park Theater.

"I’m performing at Park Theatre to help raise funds for the charity," McKellen told The Hollywood Reporter. "In a short time the theater has established itself on both the theatrical and local maps. But with no public subsidy for core costs they need to bring in donations of around £250,000 ($311,000) every year just to keep the doors open."

McKellen's performance will take place over nine nights from July 3 to July 9, and will feature McKellen reviving roles from earlier in his career, including Gandalf. No word on whether any of the performances, which are said to be different each night, will include any reprisal of his role as Magneto from Fox's X-Men franchise.

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