Date Of Birth: May 27, 1922
Birth Place: Belgravia, London, England, UK
Date Of Death: Jun 7, 2015
Cause Of Death: Heart failure
Trivia & Fun Facts:
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.