Tweet Chat with Sir Ian McKellen on 22 May

As the world celebrates Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, the British Council and British Film Institute invited Sir Ian McKellen to Mumbai, to unveil the Shakespeare on Film Collection. This comprises 10 Shakespeare film titles that will be screened across the country through 2016-2017.


  1. On 20 May, we announced the news of the tweet chat with a slight teaser, asking fans and followers to keep their questions to Sir Ian McKellen ready. Within moments, we were flooded with responses and questions about the chat.
  2. Sir Ian McKellen gave an encouraging tweet a few minutes prior to the tweet chat and that helped us to get more fans and followers to participate in the chat.
  3. As starting pouring in, we sat with Sir Ian McKellen while he answered them graciously, enquiring about those who were sending their questions and delighted by the curiosity of his fans.