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Ian McKellen talks mass appeal of 'Mr. Holmes,' new 'Beauty and the Beast'

Sir Ian McKellen has appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows and has been honored with more than 50 awards during his legendary career and he's taken on another iconic role in the film "Mr. Holmes," playing the famed British detective who finds himself trying to remember the case that pushed him into retirement. McKellen speaks to TODAY’s Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, and Al Roker about the role and his part in Disney’s upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Ian McKellen on mass-appeal of ‘Mr. Holmes,’ new ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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