Sir Ian McKellen celebrates his 73rd birthday today May 25th. He was born in Bunley, Lancashire, England on this day and studied at Cambridge University and has been acting since 1959.

With such a wide range of films (far to many to list) but here of course are some of them:  Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, X-Men, Gods and Monsters. He is by far one of the most talented and respected “out” actors around.

We just want to wish him Happy Birthday!