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Dussander's death

Ian McKellen in Apt Pupil

Ian McKellen (1939 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Priest of Love (1981) [D. H. Lawrence]: Dies (off-screen) from complications of tuberculosis.
  • Zina (1985) [Arthur Kronfeld]: Commits suicide by approaching in the German troops.
  • The Shadow (1994) [Dr. Reinhardt Lane]: Killed (off-screen) by John Lone's men.
  • Richard III (1995) [Richard III]: Shot to death by Dominic West during a battle atop a wrecked building; the movie ends with a shot of Ian smiling as he falls into the flames below. (Obviously, this bears no historical account of the real Richard the Third's death).
  • Apt Pupil (1998) [Kurt Dussander]: Commits suicide by blowing air into his IV tube in the hospital; he dies shortly afterwards while the doctors try to save him.
  • The Magic Roundabout (Doogal) (2005; animated) [Zebedee]: Push a cliff by Zeebad (voiced by Tom Baker) in a dream sequence.
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017) [Cogsworth]: Playing a human turned into an anthropomorphic clock, Ian becomes inanimate due to the curse taking full effect when the last rose petal falls. He is resurrected in human form when Hattie Morahan undoes the curse.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Hamlet (1970 TV) [Hamlet]: Dies after being wounded with a poison-tipped sword during a duel (the IMDB listing for this movie doesn't state who played Laertes in this version).
  • A Performance of Macbeth (1979 TV) [Macbeth]: Decapitated (off-screen) in a battle with Bob Peck
  • Countdown to War (1989 TV) [Adolf Hitler]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the bunker.
  • King Lear (2008 TV) [King Lear]: Dies of grief over the loss of his daughter.

GalleryEdit

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