McKellen: Playing the Part (M)

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Theatre Actor. Film Star. Political Activist. Inspirational Teacher. 

Discover the life story of Sir Ian McKellen, as told by the man himself in this feature-length documentary.  The legend shares his personal stories and thoughts – from his childhood to present day – as well as a wealth of never-before-seen material.  Private photo albums, diaries written when he was 12, and behind-the-scenes footage from theatre productions and movies complete this intimate and intriguing journey.

"a revealing insight into an important contributor to theatre and cinema" - DAVID STRATTON

"The thrilling clips here of his big Shakespearean roles are worth the price of a ticket alone" - GUARDIAN

"Endlessly fascinating and well crafted...burrows deep into the mind of its subject, and the craft of acting itself" - FILMINK AUSTRALIA

"What a treat it is to have the Oscar-award winner telling his own story in his own words" - NZ HERALD

"A captivating insight into the life and times of a much beloved stage and screen actor." - FLICKS.CO.NZ

"An intimate enthralling look at the life of a legend" - TIME OUT

"An absolute treat" - EMPIRE MAGAZINE

Cast: Ian McKellen, Scott Chambers, Luke Evans

Director: Joe Stephenson


Thursday, 25 October 2018: 5:50 PM (ends 7:35 PM) Reserve

Friday, 26 October 2018: 2:10 PM (ends 3:55 PM) Reserve

Saturday, 27 October 2018: 1:20 PM (ends 3:05 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 28 October 2018: 11:00 AM (ends 12:45 PM) Reserve

Wednesday, 31 October 2018: 11:00 AM (ends 12:45 PM) Reserve

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

Most cards accepted.

Reservations: • Phone: 02 47871577