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Ian McKellen replaced by his substitute after a fall in the middle of a play

The British actor fell off the stage during a performance of player kings in London on Monday June 17. The last shows will be done without him.

The show will continue without Ian McKellen. The 85-year-old British actor, hospitalized after a severe fall during a performance of the play player kings in London on Monday, June 17, he will not participate in the last dates scheduled in the English capital on Thursday the 20th, Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd. He will be replaced by his substitute. the actor of Lord of the Rings He announced it himself, as reported by Sky News:

“After three nights in hospital, the effects of my fall on stage have been fully analyzed and I am now doing physiotherapy, some exercise and plenty of rest at home, which is vital,” the actor said.

“Meanwhile, my role in player kings “It will be led by the excellent David Semark,” he added. “I am sure that the many messages of love and support will help in the speedy recovery that my doctors promise me.

The Twitter account of the play, performed at the Noël Coward Theater in the English capital, ensures that Ian McKellen will return to action for the British tour. It will begin on Wednesday 3 July in Bristol before leaving for Birmingham, Norwich and Newcastle.

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While playing the character of John Falstaff in the play player kingsan adaptation of Henry IV of Shakespeare, Ian McKellen lost balance in the middle of a battle sequence and fell off the stage, witnesses reported to British media. He screamed in pain and asked for help. The performance was interrupted and the theater was evacuated. The actor was taken by ambulance to the hospital. All Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday shows have been cancelled.

A specialist in Shakespeare, whom he has played numerous times in theatre, television and film, Ian McKellen became a global star in the 2000s when he played Magneto, a mutant capable of manipulating metal in the saga. X Menthen the long-bearded wizard Gandalf, in the trilogy of Lord of the Rings and that of Hobbit.

He also acted iconic characters of British culture such as Sherlock Holmes and portrayed many historical figures, from Richard III to Tsar Nicholas II and King Edward VII. In 2005 he starred in the cult British series. Coronation Streetthe time of 10 episodes.

Author: Benjamin Pierret
Source: BFM TV

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