Ian McKellen

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    • (On his work to make Shakespeare more accessible to all the different members of society)
      Sir Ian: Every time I rehearse a Shakespeare play, I assume that no one in the audience has ever seen it before. I'm very excited by the idea that people may be discovering Shakespeare for the first time; but it's my duty to make sure that what they are excited by is not just another action movie, not just another political intrigue thriller, not just another play about sex and family betrayals and a cruel tyrant with a lot of blood spattered on the screen -- but to point out that these were inventions, not of the cinema, but of Shakespeare.

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