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Sir Ian McKellen's Visit

Sir Ian McKellen attended Bolton School from 1951-58 and was Captain (Head Boy) of the School from 1957-58. Sir Ian holds fond memories of his time at Bolton School where his love of acting was first inspired.

 

He recently visited the School to put his name to the drama studio - the McKellen Studio Theatre. 

 

 

He then sat in on a GCSE Drama class and offered his tips and reminisced about his happy days at the School. 

 

Sir Ian then lunched with the Literary and Debating Society and discussed tolerance and gay rights issues. 

 

You can view a gallery of photo which records his visit and read the full story of his day at Bolton School.

Unveiling the plaque

The naming of the McKellen Studio Theatre