He's been Gandalf, he's been Magneto and now he'll be Sherlock Holmes.
Is there any role Ian McKellen CAN'T play? The veteran actor stars in Mr. Holmes, a film about the final years of one Sherlock Holmes.
Now retired and taking up bee-keeping, Sherlock Holmes is in his twilight and no longer has his keen mind. When a young relative comes to visit, it reawakens his intellect and puts him on a path to solve his final mystery.
Directed by Dreamgirls' Bill Condon and starring Laura Linney, Mr. Holmes looks like it could be a potential Oscar favourite. Could Gandalf scoop a Best Actor nomination?
We'll have to wait. Mr. Holmes is in Irish cinemas in late 2015.