Wednesday, January 03, 2007

That's Not the Birthplace He Remembers

A plaque has been installed at 25 Scott Park Road, Burnley, Lancashire, to mark the birthplace of Sir Ian McKellen. Problem is, the Lord of the Rings actor says that's the wrong address.

But Burnley reference library has a copy of the 67-year-old Sir Ian's birth certificate which states he was born at the house.
[Local historian Ken Spencer] said: "The birth certificate clearly states he was born at 25 Scott Park Road.

"We have also checked it out on the electoral roles [sic] at the time and it said the McKellens lived there.

"The family did live at another house in Burnley in Westbourne Avenue round about that time, but we do not know why he has said this." [Link]

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