Sir Ian McKellen recieves his doctorate from university chancellor James Nesbitt
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Ian McKellen gets honorary doctorate from Magee

There was a celebration in Londonderry on Sunday to honour Sir Ian McKellen.

The actor was given an honorary doctorate at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster and in turn he gave a rousing speech and an impromptu Shakespearean performance.

Sir Ian is known for the playing Gandalf - the magical wizard - in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films.

BBC Newsline's north-west reporter, Keiron Tourish went to meet him.

  • 04 Feb 2013