Birth Place: Belgravia, London, England
Date Of Birth: May 27, 1922
Voice Over Language: English
Trivia & Fun Facts:
Classically trained singer.
Fluent in German, French, Italian and Spanish. Speaks a fair amount of Swedish, Russian and Greek.
Favorite director is Tim Burton.
The only Lord of the Rings
cast member who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.
Favorite Lord of the Rings character is Gandalf; in fact it was a lifelong dream for him to portray the character. However his age and physical limitations preventing him from being considered. Ian McKellen
would play Gandalf and Christopher Lee would play Saruman.
Reads The Lord of the Rings novels once a year.
Was upset that his only scene as Saruman in Return of the King
was cut from the theatrical version. This scene was later restored in the definitive "extended edition" version of the film.