Chandigarh: Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ a global programme launched by the British Council and Great Britain.The campaign will celebrate Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society. Shakespeare’s legacy across theatre and film has been unparalleled. It has transcended borders and has been adapted, represented and celebrated globally. 2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the occasion, the world will pay tribute to the greatest playwright of all time. As a part of this programme.
The tour includes eighteen classic British films that will travel to 110 countries across the world with the British Council. Mumbai is the first stop on Ian McKellen’s global tour as the BFI’s ambassador for ‘Shakespeare Lives on Film’. As part of the international tour, Ian will be presenting Richard III (1995, directed by Richard Loncraine) the film he co-adawpted for the big screen and starred in, which is currently enjoying great critical acclaim in the UK due to its re-release on DVD and at BFI Southbank as part of its season ‘BFI Presents: Shakespeare on Film’.
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