LONDON (AFP) – Actor Sir Ian McKellen has topped the “Pink List” of Britain’s most influential homosexuals in a list to mark the end of one of Europe’s largest gay pride festivals. Pop legend Sir Elton John came second in the weekly’s annual list of gay men and women who are leaders in fields ranging from the arts and media to politics and business. European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson was fifth in the 100-strong list published in the Independent on Sunday newspaper. McKellen, 67, who played Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy and starred in the movie “The Da Vinci Code” recently, is a highly acclaimed stage and screen actor. [More]