Directed by Patrick Marber

Based on the novel by Anthony Quinn

Ian McKellen as Jimmy Erskine

with Gemma Arterton, Ben Barnes, Lesley Manville, Romola Garai, Mark Strong and Jay Simpson

Now filming

Wimbledon has the Centre Court and also the Theatre, where I first appeared in the pre-West End run of A Scent of Flowers. I shared a dressing room with the late Peter Howell. There we were by the stage door, enjoying the late summer sun after a Wednesday matinée in 1964. Yesterday I was back on location at Wimbledon Theatre, by the same distinctive brick wall, after my first day filming Patrick Marber's screenplay The Critic.

Ian McKellen in THE CRITIC (2022)

With Peter Howell, Wimbledon 23 October 1964, before matinée.