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Sir Ian McKellen says life got better when he could stop lying about his sexuality

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Sir Ian McKellen has revealed that his life changed for the better when he came out as being gay. The actor, 81, has been open to the public about his sexuality since 1988 but unfortunately his parents had passed away before he had the chance to tell them.

The veteran actor revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show that his mother Margery died when he was only 12 years old. He also said told the host his father sadly passed away when he was 22.

The X-Men star didn't come out until he was in his 40s, but insists "it's a different world now". He said that as a youngster he risked prosecution if he was openly gay, so he had to hide who he was from everyone, including his parents before they died.

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