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a life in architecture

In an age when actors tend to concentrate on a career in movies, Ian McKellen seems somewhat old-fashioned. For, despite his recent Oscar- nominated performance in the film Gods and Monsters, the Lancashire-born actor-knight is very much a man of the theatre. Not surprisingly, he cites theatres as among the key buildings in his life; in particular, those designed by Frank Matcham, whose buildings include London's Coliseum and Palladium, as well as a host of theatres and opera houses ...

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