Sir Ian McKellen and Shakespeare

Saturday 27 December at 10:00pm on M4

The Sir Ian McKellen and Shakespeare concludes with Trevor Nunn’s film of Shakespeare’s tragedy of ambition and witchcraft. Nunn fabulously recreates his acclaimed 1976 staging of the play which stars Ian McKellen and Judi Dench as the ambitious pair who murder their way to the Scottish throne.

Friday 26 December at 9:55pm on M4

The Sir Ian McKellen and Shakespeare season continues with Richard Loncraine’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s historical drama. The film stars Ian McKellen, Annette Bening and Robert Downey Jr; and is set in a menacing, comic-book vision of 1930s London: part art deco, part Third Reich, part industrial-age rust and rot.

Thursday 25 December at 7:55pm on M4

Sir Ian McKellen and Shakespeare is a season of shows exclusive to More4 this Christmas. The season starts with a new documentary featuring Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Antony Sher, Juliet Stevenson, David Tennant, Imogen Stubbs and Patrick Stewart discussing the perils and pitfalls of appearing in plays by Shakespeare.

Thursday 25 December at 12:00am on M4

The Sir Ian McKellen and Shakespeare season continues with this 1989 RSC production of Othello. Set in Cyprus during the 19th century, the film version stars Ian McKellen as Iago, alongside Jamaican operatic bass Willard White playing Othello and Imogen Stubb as Desdemona.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1