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Ian McKellen, from 'The Lord of the Rings', recovering from fall

British actor Ian McKellen suffered a fall from a London stage on Monday, June 17. The accident occurred during a fight scene and he was hospitalized, AP reported.

McKellen, 85, was in “good spirits” after the incident, however. This after doctors said a scan showed he was expected to make a full recovery from the fall. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Noel Coward Theater where he performed.

The stage and screen veteran, known for playing Gandalf in the “Lord of the Rings” films, cried in pain after the fall, according to a BBC journalist present at the event. theater.

Good wishes appreciated

McKellan plays John Falstaff in the production of 'Player Kings'. The Monk is a modern version of playwright William Shakespeare's 'Henry IV', in London's West End.

“Thank you to our audience and the general public for their well wishes following Ian's fall during tonight's performance of Player Kings,” a spokesperson for the London theater said.

According to the media present, the actor lost his balance and fell off the stage in a scene with the Prince of Wales and Henry Percy. The fall startled the spectators.

In front of the audience

“Sir Ian appeared to stumble as he came off the stage to take a more active part in the scene,” audience member Paul Critchley told the PA news agency, saying it came as a shock. “He gained momentum as he moved down the stage, which resulted in him falling off the stage directly in front of the audience.”

Staff and two doctors in the audience helped the actor, the spokesperson said. The theater was evacuated and the performance was cancelled. Tuesday's performance was also canceled to give McKellen time to rest.

Gandalf and Magneto

McKellen's career spans more than six decades, but he is best known for his work on Peter Jackson's trilogy of JRR Tolkien's literary saga, as well as playing Magneto in the X-Men films.

He has been awarded the Tony for “Amadeus”, has received several Laurence Olivier Awards and has been nominated for two Oscars (for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2002; and Gods and Monsters, 1999) and several Bafta awards.

McKellen as Gandalf in 'The Fellowship of the Ring', the second installment of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Courtesy New Line Productions

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