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’He muses about his fellow actors (Vanessa Redgrave and Albert Finney among them) who turned their honours down.

Mc Kellen made his debut in the acting from theatre, he was active member of the Marlowe Society and he worked in several acts in the theatre including Much Ado About Nothing, Royal National Theatre, Wild Honey, National Theatre, The Real Inspector Hound, National Theatre and many more.

He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations.

Mc Kellen's career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction.

Sir Ian Mc Kellen and Sir Derek Jacobi – aged 75 and 76 respectively – might have both appeared in Coronation Street, and have enjoyed popular success recently (Mc Kellen hit the jackpot with the Lord Of The Rings trilogy; Jacobi in Last Tango In Halifax), but they are undoubtedly old-school thespians, boasting more than a century’s experience between them.

The chances of conversation turning to Chekhov are high.

"That was the world we were living in -- we didn't talk about it because to accuse someone of being gay, or even to ask that question, it was thought to be the most insulting thing you could possibly say about them," he explains.

"And if you did talk about it, you could be put in prison ... everything was better." Mc Kellen isn't the only celebrity sharing his own story on coming out for L/Studio's series, which is executive produced by Dan Savage, Dan Bucatinsky, and Lisa Kudrow.

In 1965 Mc Kellen made his first West End appearance.