According to upcoming documentary, "McKellen: Playing The Part", McKellen said he did not want religion involved in his funeral.
"And I would like the memorial to take place in a celebratory way - in a theatre. Free admission. And I'd want a lot of beautiful people. And when I finished this I thought, 'Ooh, I'd love to go to that funeral.' So I hope I might arrange a dress rehearsal before I go," the "Lord of The Rings" star said.
"As I see other people getting decrepit and unable to work, I think, well, that may well happen to me... But in the meantime why deny myself the pleasure of rehearsing a play?" he added.
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