Ian McKellen as Gandalf without BeardOn May 25th, 1939, in the town of Burnley in northern England, the talented and beloved Sir Ian McKellen was born. Here’s to an amazing life, an amazing career, and to hoping you had a wonderful birthday!! If you haven’t already, send your Birthday wishes directly to Ian on Facebook or Twitter.  [Ian McKellen Facebook] [Ian McKellen Twitter] And as a small mathom, here’s a rare pic of Ian as Gandalf without his beard!