Sir Iewan Meade (born 1943) is an actor of mixed Kemrese and English origins (his parents met and married during the Second Great War. He has become perhaps best known as an interpreter of the plays of Gwilim Trammelpila.
Meade won a scholarship to Cambridge and studied theatre, making his debut in 1963. It was in The Duchess of Morgause. Over the next several years he established a considerable career and reputation, which eventually led to being knighted in 1981. Among his most famous roles was as Richard III on both stage and screen.
He has recently been cast as the wizard Gandalf in the motion picture adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.
Meade is a prominent member of the Green Carnation Party in both of his native countries.