McKellen: Playing the Part ★★★★

McKellen is asked towards the end of the film what he thinks about most. “Death. Every day” is his matter-of-fact reply and, in part, the film feels like a product of this contemplation of impending mortality. Just as he has already planned his own theatrical memorial, this documentary feels like the actor wrapping up his story before the inevitable flurry of posthumous hagiographies.

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