The rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is under way with healthcare workers, people living in care homes and the elderly being prioritised.
Andrew Scott has won a stage award while many theatres remain closed because of the pandemic.
Sir Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler and Andy Serkis re-enacted key scenes from the Lord Of The Rings films as the cast reunited over Zoom.
Each day we take a look back at the stories making the headlines from across our region and further afield.
Sir Ian McKellen has said the musical Cats is a “ridiculous enterprise” but he believes it will be a classic film.
Sir Ian McKellen has joked he will be “long dead” before the Brexit deal is finished and said politicians are “wretched players and don’t know a pawn from a queen”.
Dame Helen Mirren has hit the red carpet in London for the premiere of her new film The Good Liar.
British actors Richard Madden and Taron Egerton were among the high-profile figures honoured at the GQ Men Of The Year awards.
Acting legend Sir Ian McKellen has been spotted making the most of his time in Aberdeen ahead of his show tonight.
Sue Nicholls was close to tears as she accepted the outstanding achievement gong to a standing ovation at the British Soap Awards.
Pictures of bees created by artists and celebrities will go under the hammer to raise money for charity.
Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, John Bishop and Damian Lewis are among the stars appearing in a new play – without having rehearsed or seen a script – at London’s Park Theatre this summer.
Sir Ian McKellen has apologised after appearing to suggest that Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer allegedly abused other people because they were not comfortable with their own sexuality.
Darren Criss has said he will no longer play LGBT characters because he does not want to deprive gay actors of potential roles.
Sir Ian McKellen has said that he and Dame Judi Dench once sneaked into the throne room in Buckingham Palace without anybody knowing they were there.
Sir Ian McKellen has spoken about how regional theatre launched his career as he prepares to embark on an 80-date tour of the United Kingdom.
Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how regional theatre in Lancashire helped nurture a “passion for acting which has never faded”.
Sir Ian McKellen will celebrate his 80th birthday with an 80-date tour of the UK in support of regional theatre.
Jodie Whittaker, Dame Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Sir Ian McKellen are among a slew of stars calling for an end to homelessness in the UK in a new campaign.
Maxine Peake has hailed the importance of regional theatres in her career as it was announced she will receive a top industry award for her outstanding contribution to British theatre.
Sir Ian McKellen turned down a role in a BBC drama series about the former Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe’s homosexual affair, director Stephen Frears has said.
Pop star Troye Sivan has revealed he cried and felt “really sick” after he was first attracted to a man at the age of 13.
Sir Ian McKellen has said young people are doing away with labels over their sexuality, and that “fluidity is the future”.
Sir Ian McKellen is returning to the stage where he made his West End debut to star in the title role of King Lear.
Ed Balls, Sir Ian McKellen and Eleanor Tomlinson have put pen to paper and created doodles for charity.
A teenager artist said he was "overwhelmed" to have his portrait of an acclaimed actor praised by the man himself.
Sir Ian McKellen tried to discourage Sir Patrick Stewart from appearing in Star Trek because he was a “serious actor” but is now glad he did not heed his advice, he said.
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