Sir Ian McKellen honoured for commitment to theatre and championing diversity
Sir Ian McKellen has been given the outstanding contribution to British theatre prize at the UK Theatre Awards.
The actor, 77, was honoured both for championing diversity and for his commitment to theatre, including touring productions.
Sir Ian's career has spanned more than six decades and has seen him perform at theatres around the country.
He joins Sir Matthew Bourne, Timothy West and Prunella Scales as recipients of the trophy.
Also among the top winners was Paapa Essiedu, who was the first black actor to portray Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
He scooped the award for... read more
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