(McKellan is the actor who played the parts of Magneto in “The X-Men” and Gandalf in “Lord of the Rings”)
“I was brought up a Christian, low church, and I like the community of churchgoing. That’s rather been replaced for me by the community of people I work with. I like a sense of family, of people working together. But I’m an atheist. So God, if She exists, isn’t really a part of my life.”
—From a January 19, 1996 profile by Tim Appelo found in Mr. Showbiz.