Ian McShane

Ian McShane

Highest Rated: 100% Master of Dark Shadows (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% Pottersville (2017)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1942

Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK

Another distinguished product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lancashire-born Ian McShane made his professional stage, film and TV debut all in the same year: 1962. McShane's subsequent stage credits were as extensive as they were impressive, ranging from centuries-old classics to Tennessee Williams and Joe Orton. His TV resumé includes any number of TV-movies and miniseries: he played Judas in the internationally produced Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and was seen as the title character in the British "mini" Disraeli (1979). In America, he was a regular on the 1989-90 season of Dallas, playing Don Lockwood. McShane gained an international fan following as a result of his starring role in the widely-distributed TV series The Lovejoy Mysteries, originally filmed in 1986, then brought back by popular demand in 1990. Throughout the 90s, McShane was mostly absent from both the big screen and the small one. However, in 2000, he received recognition for playing a tough crime boss in the critically acclaimed Sexy Beast. It was certainly this hard-edged persona that attracted the producers of HBO's Deadwood to McShane. In 2004, he found himself with a regular gig on the foul-mouthed Western series, starring as an unscrupulous tavern-owner in a lawless 19th-century American prospecting town. He stayed with the show for its entire run, soon moving on to star as Max in the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, before signing on to star in the NBC drama Kings in 2008. Loosely based on the story of King David, the show followed the story of a dynastic family in present-day America, but was cancelled after just a season. He went on to appear in the quirky thriller A 44 Inch Chest, before joining the likes of Donald Sutherland in the fantasy mini-series The Pillars of the Earth in 2010. Sticking with the fantastical theme, McShane next signed on to play the legendary pirate Blackbeard in the 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.In years to come, McShane would appear in several films, like Snow White and the Huntsman, as well as the mini series Pillars of the Earth.From 1965 to 1968, Ian McShane was married to actress Suzanne Farmer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Winston 2019
70% Bolden Actor 2019
17% Hellboy Professor Bruttenholm 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie Al Swearengen 2019
100% Master of Dark Shadows Narrator 2019
20% A Wizard's Tale (Here Comes the Grump) Actor 2018
56% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Umayya 2018
0% Pottersville Actor 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 Winston $92M 2017
36% The Hollow Point Leland 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby Commander Ledford 2016
80% El Niño Actor 2015
86% John Wick Winston 2014
57% Hercules Amphiaraus $59.5M 2014
54% Cuban Fury Ron Parfitt $2M 2014
No Score Yet How We Used To Live Actor 2014
53% Jack the Giant Slayer King Brahmwell $65.2M 2013
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version) Actor 2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman Caesar $155.1M 2012
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blackbeard $241.1M 2011
21% Case 39 Det. Mike Barron $13.3M 2010
41% 44 Inch Chest Executive Producer Meredith 2010
No Score Yet Man and Boy Marty Mann 2010
91% Coraline Mr. Bobinsky $75.2M 2009
42% Death Race Coach $36.1M 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda Tai Lung $215.4M 2008
42% The Golden Compass Ragnar Sturlusson $70.2M 2007
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Merriman Lyon $8.8M 2007
39% Hot Rod Frank Powell $14M 2007
41% Shrek the Third Captain Hook $320.8M 2007
49% We Are Marshall Paul Griffen $43.6M 2006
41% Scoop Joe Strombel $10.5M 2006
75% Nine Lives Larry $0.2M 2005
No Score Yet Soul Survivor Actor 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks Brinkman $47.3M 2003
71% Bollywood Queen Frank 2003
No Score Yet Nemesis Game Actor 2002
No Score Yet D.R.E.A.M. Team Oliver Maxwell 2001
86% Sexy Beast Teddy Bass $6M 2000
No Score Yet Babylon 5: The River of Souls Actor 1998
No Score Yet White Goods Actor 1994
No Score Yet Con Man Actor 1992
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Andre Marchand 1990
No Score Yet Turgenev's Month in the Country Actor 1990
No Score Yet Dick Francis Mysteries Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Bushell 1988
No Score Yet Grand Larceny Flannagan 1987
No Score Yet The Murders in the Rue Morgue Actor 1986
No Score Yet Rocket to the Moon Willy Wax 1986
No Score Yet Too Scared to Scream Vincent Hardwick 1985
No Score Yet Ordeal by Innocence Philip Durrant 1985
No Score Yet Torchlight Sidney 1984
No Score Yet Exposed Greg Miller 1983
No Score Yet Grace Kelly Prince Rainier 1983
No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her Dr. Alfred Sunshine 1980
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer) Athos 1979
No Score Yet Yesterday's Hero Rod Turner 1979
No Score Yet The Great Riviera Bank Robbery The Brain 1979
No Score Yet Will Shakespeare Actor 1978
No Score Yet Code Name: Diamond Head Actor 1977
No Score Yet Journey Into Fear (Burn Out) Banat 1975
No Score Yet Ransom (The Terrorists) Petrie 1974
86% The Last of Sheila Anthony 1973
No Score Yet Sitting Target Birdy Williams 1972
No Score Yet Villain Wolfe Lissner 1971
No Score Yet Tam Lin Tom Lynn 1971
67% Battle of Britain Sgt. Pilot Andy 1969
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Charlie Cartwright 1969
No Score Yet Sky West and Crooked (Bats with Baby Faces)(Gypsy Girl) Actor 1966
No Score Yet Pleasure Girls Keith Dexter 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
76% American Gods
2017
Mr. Wednesday Mr. Wednesday 2019
2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2017
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Malcolm Finney 2019
2016
2015
89% Game of Thrones
2011-2019
Brother Ray 2016
76% American Horror Story
2013
Leigh Emerson 2012
2011
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
Waleran Bigod 2011
2010
95% Deadwood
2004-2006
Al Swearengen 2011
2006
2005
2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Panelist 2005
44% The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
Dr. Chandler 2003
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Nickolai 2002
No Score Yet Thieves
2001
Jack 2001
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Leland St. John 1990
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Lockwood 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Gen. Borbon Estaban Montoya 1989
1987
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
Philip Rule 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Edwin Clutterbuck David Norman 1982
1981
88% Roots
1977
Sir Eric Russell 1977
66% Space: 1999
1975-1978
Appearing 1975
No Score Yet Kings
2009

QUOTES FROM Ian McShane CHARACTERS

Philip says: We are in a hurry yes?

Blackbeard says: Don't fall behind.

Amphiaraus says: Excuse me, that was my moment.

Hercules says: You're welcome.

King Brahmwell says: So what did you find out there, do these giants have any weaknesses?

King Brahmwell says: So what did you find out there? Do these giants have any weaknesses?

Elmont says: Not many no.

Elmont says: Not many, no.

King Brahmwell says: Fee fi fo fum. Ask not whence the thunder comes. For between Heaven and Earth is a perilous place. Home to a fearsome giant race.

General Fallon says: Fee fi fo fum. Ask not whence the thunder comes. For between Heaven and Earth is a perilous place. Home to a fearsome giant race.

Coach says: Now that's entertainment!

Coach says: [after the Dreadnought is destroyed] Now that's entertainment.

Teddy Bass says: Where there's a will, and there is a fucking will, there's a way, and there is a fucking way.

The Spaniard says: You are a fool. You seek in this place what only faith can provide.

Blackbeard says: Faith. In faith there is light enough to see, but darkness enough to blind.

Blackbeard says: You know when I feel closest to our Maker? When I see suffering, pain, and anguish, when the true design of this world is revealed.

Tai Lung says: [Growls]

Teddy Bass says: See, If I cared, Gal, if I fucking cared, if I gave a solitary fuck about Don... Get out of the fucking car!

Caesar says: What about you Huntsman? What's in this for you? Is it just about the gold, or is there something more than that?

Caesar says: What about you Huntsman? Are you really in this for the gold? Or is there something else going on?

Blackbeard says: You know when I feel closer to our maker? When I see suffering, pain and anguish.

Blackbeard says: Pray he be delivered from...evil?

Tai Lung says: Finally! A worthy opponent. Our battle will be LEGENDARY!

Tigress says: [Attacks Tai Lung, and the fight begins]

Tai Lung says: So where is this Po? Did I scare him off?

Tai Lung says: You have a new favorite.

Captain Hook says: We're not your friends.

Tai Lung says: Who are you?

Po says: Buddy, I... am the Dragon Warrior!

Tai Lung says: You?

Tai Lung says: He's a panda! You're a panda! What are you gonna do, big guy? Sit on me?

Po says: Don't tempt me.

Tai Lung says: The Scroll has given him power... NOOO!

Tai Lung says: [Referring to Po] You?! [To Shifu] HIM?! But he's a panda!

Tai Lung says: [Growls at Tigress]

Tigress says: [Growls back]

Tai Lung says: Tell me!

Tai Lung says: [During his fight with Master Shifu] All I ever did, I did to make you proud! Tell me how proud you are, Shifu! Tell me! TELL ME!!

Tai Lung says: [Roars]

Tai Lung says: WHO DENIED ME MY DESTINY?!?!?

Tai Lung says: Who denied me my destiny?

Tai Lung says: I'm glad Shifu sent you. I was beginning to think I have been forgotten. Fly back there and tell them "The *real* dragon warrior is coming home."

Tai Lung says: I'm glad Shifu sent you. I was beginning to think I have been forgotten. Fly back there and tell them 'The *real* dragon warrior is coming home.'

Angelica says: Remember, Father, we need him.

Angelica says: Remember father, we need him.

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man every now and then they forget who I am.

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am!

Blackbeard says: Mutineers... HANG!

Blackbeard says: Mutineers... hang!

Tai Lung says: Shifu taught you well. But he didn't teach you everything. [Defeats the Furious Five]

Tai Lung says: Shifu taught you well. [disables Monkey with a nerve strike] But he didn't teach you everything.

Tai Lung says: So where is this Po? [Laughs] Did I scare him off?

Master Shifu says: This battle is between you and me.

Tai Lung says: So, that is how it's going to be...

Master Shifu says: That is how it must be.

Blackbeard says: Mutiny means....HANG!

Blackbeard says: Mutiny means... HANG!

Mr. Bobinsky says: I don't understand.. (voice trails off)

Mr. Bobinsky says: I don't understand. [voice trails off)

Coraline Jones says: of course you dont. Your just another copy the other mother has made of the real Mr. Boboinsky

Coraline Jones says: Of course you dont. Your just another copy the other mother has made of the real Mr. Boboinsky.

Mr. Bobinsky says: Not even that ANYMORE!

Mr. Bobinsky says: The mice want me to give you a message. They say dont go through small door,....

Mr. Bobinsky says: Caroline, wait! The mice asked me to give you message.

Coraline Jones says: ..But it's all bricked up

Coraline Jones says: The jumping mice?

Mr. Bobinsky says: So, sorry, it is nothing. They got it wrong. They even got your name wrong. They call you Coraline, why, not caroline at all....

Mr. Bobinsky says: They are saying, 'Do not go through little door.' Do you know such a thing?

Coraline Jones says: The one behind the wallpaper? But it's all bricked up.

Tai Lung says: The wooshi finger hold!

Tai Lung says: The Wuxi finger hold!

Po says: Oh, you know this hold?

Tai Lung says: You're bluffing, you're bluffing! Shifu didn't teach you that.

Tai Lung says: You're bluffing. You're bluffing! Shifu didn't teach you that.

Po says: Nope.

Po says: Nope. I figured it out. Skadoosh!

Tai Lung says: [smiles]

Po says: I figured it out. Skadoosh. [explosion]

Blackbeard says: Bring the mermaid!

Philip says: You're killing her

Philip says: You're killing her.

Blackbeard says: I'm a bad man

Blackbeard says: I'm a bad man.

Blackbeard says: If I do not make it to the fountain, neither will you.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Captain, I wish to report a mutiny. I can name fingers and point names.

Blackbeard says: Perfect.

Philip says: You're killing her.

Blackbeard says: I'm a bad man.

Blackbeard says: I'm a bad man..

Blackbeard says: I'm a bad man.

Tai Lung says: You can't defeat me! You're just a big fat panda!

Po says: I'm not a big fat panda. I'm THE big fat panda.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Captain, I wish to report a mutiny! I can name fingers and point names.

Blackbeard says: No need, Mr. Sparrow. They are sheep. You, their Shepard.

Blackbeard says: No need, Mr. Sparrow. They are sheep. You, their Shepherd.

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man once in awhile, they forget who I am

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man once in awhile, they forget who I am.

Coach says: Don't talk to the other drivers. Frank never did. Part of the mystique. Let the mask do the work.