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Sir Ian McKellen to return to the West End stage

Sir Ian McKellen is returning to the stage where he made his West End debut to star in the title role of King Lear.

Sir Ian McKellen

The Lord Of The Rings actor, 78, appeared at the Duke of York's Theatre in a 1964 production of A Scent Of Flowers.

He will be back at the London venue for the transfer of the Chichester Festival Theatre's production of King Lear, with Sir Ian reprising his role.

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There will be 100 performances of Shakespeare's tragedy, beginning in July. King Lear opens at the Duke Of York's Theatre, London, on July 11.