Awards nominated actor of stage, television, and screen, Sir Ian McKellen, will be featured in the February 27 Conversations event in Hollywood.

McKellen helped bring to life a Tolkien treasure with his stirring performance as Gandalf the Grey in, “Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.” He celebrated his 40th anniversary as an actor this past September with a return to Broadway in “Dance of Death.”

McKellen is a celebrated theatre actor, honored with more than thirty international awards for his performances on stage and on screen. He won the Tony Award for Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” (1981); the Emmy as best supporting actor in HBO’s “Rasputin” (1996); he was European Actor of the Year for his screen “Richard III” (1996) and was nominated for an Academy Award as James Whale in “Gods and Monsters” (1999).

Conversations is a national member-to-member speaker series designed to educate and motivate SAG members on how to sustain their passion for acting, the value of training, education and self-sufficiency. The series features high profile members sharing their experience and knowledge of the industry with their SAG colleagues.

Conversations is RSVP only for SAG members in good standing. No Admission without reservations. For more information, check the Conversations web page or dial the Conversations Hotline (323) 549-6668.