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

British actor Ian McShane had a long, venerable career, though for most of it he remained unknown to American audiences, despite frequent appearances on television and in movies. One of his better known roles - as the smooth-talking criminal mastermind Teddy Bass in Jonathan Glazer's stylish crime thriller, "Sexy Beast" (2001) - allowed McShane a proper introduction. Though most of the accolades went to fellow Englishman Ben Kingsley for his scathing performance as the barking-mad bank robber Don Logan, McShane received his share of good notices for his portrayal of the sinister financier of a heist that eventually goes bad. But his most recognized and rewarded role came 42 years after his first onscreen performance. Playing the beguiling Al Swearengen, a cruel, calculating saloon owner on the acclaimed Western revival, "Deadwood" (HBO, 2003-06), McShane had the chance to play what the actor called "the best role I ever had," while finally making himself a household name. Following that success, McShane moved into a comfortable string of character roles on series including "Ray Donovan" (Showtime 2013- ) and "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011- ).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
18% 49% Hellboy Professor Broom (Character) $21.9M 2019
90% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum Winston (Character) $171M 2019
70% 43% Bolden Judge Perry (Character) - 2019
100% No Score Yet Master of Dark Shadows Narrator - 2019
98% 83% Deadwood: The Movie Al Swearengen (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
20% 75% A Wizard's Tale The Grump (Voice) $2.1K 2018
0% 67% Pottersville Unknown (Character) - 2017
89% 85% John Wick: Chapter 2 Winston (Character) $92M 2017
96% 71% Jawbone Joe Padgett (Character) - 2017
36% 31% The Hollow Point Leland (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers Grimsby With Hilarious Outtakes Unknown (Character) - 2016
38% 41% The Brothers Grimsby MI6 Spy Boss (Character) $6.9M 2016
59% 85% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Umayya (Voice) $489.9K 2015
87% 81% John Wick Winston (Character) $43M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet El niño Inglés (Character) - 2014
54% 43% Cuban Fury Ron Parfait (Character) $90.3K 2014
58% 48% Hercules Amphiaraus (Character) $72.7M 2014
52% 55% Jack the Giant Slayer King Brahmwell (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet How We Used to Live Narrator - 2013
49% 52% Snow White and the Huntsman Beith (Character) $155.1M 2012
33% 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blackbeard (Character) $241.1M 2011
90% 73% Coraline Mr. Bobinsky (Voice) $75.3M 2009
41% 36% 44 Inch Chest Meredith (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2009
21% 39% Case 39 Detective Mike Barron (Character) $13.2M 2009
42% 60% Death Race Coach (Character) $36.1M 2008
87% 83% Kung Fu Panda Tai Lung (Voice) $143.5M 2008
14% 33% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Merriman Lyon (Character) $8.8M 2007
39% 64% Hot Rod Frank Powell (Character) $13.9M 2007
42% 51% The Golden Compass Ragnar Sturlusson (Voice) $70.1M 2007
41% 52% Shrek the Third Captain Hook (Voice) $320.7M 2007
49% 79% We Are Marshall Paul Griffin (Character) $43.5M 2006
41% 55% Scoop Joe Strombel (Character) $10.5M 2006
75% 67% Nine Lives Larry (Character) $478.3K 2005
No Score Yet 44% Nemesis Game Jeff Novak (Character) - 2003
38% 31% Agent Cody Banks Brinkman (Character) $47.3M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man and Boy Marty Mann (Character) - 2002
71% 41% Bollywood Queen Frank (Character) - 2002
87% 85% Sexy Beast Teddy Bass (Character) $6.9M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet D.R.E.A.M. Team Oliver Maxwell (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 56% Babylon 5: River of Souls Robert Bryson (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Survivors Otis Cooke (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Goods Ian Deegan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Andre Marchand (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Charlie Chaplin Charles Chaplin Snr (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Frame David Cleveland (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Sport David Cleveland (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice Shy David Cleveland (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Roger Bushell (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Larceny Flanagan (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 36% The Murders in the Rue Morgue Prefect of Police (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doorman Vincent Hardwick (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 29% Too Scared to Scream Vincent Hardwick (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torchlight Sidney (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 23% Ordeal by Innocence Philip Durant (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 56% Exposed Greg Miller (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 11% Grace Kelly Prince Rainier of Monaco (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Tide Curtis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her Dr. Alfred Sunshine (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 0% Yesterday's Hero Rod Turner (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Riviera Bank Robbery The Brain (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 41% The Fifth Musketeer Fouquet (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirate Rashid (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 0% Code Name: Diamond Head Sean Donovan/Father Horton/Colonel Millard Butler (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lives of Jenny Dolan Saunders (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freelance Mitch (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Banat (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 18% The Terrorists Ray Petrie (Character) - 1975
86% 86% The Last of Sheila Anthony (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Sitting Target Birdy Williams (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 18% Tam Lin Tom Lynn (Character) - 1971
64% 45% Villain Wolfe Lissner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Fred C. Dobbs (Character) - 1970
60% 61% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Charlie Cartwright (Character) - 1969
67% 79% Battle of Britain Sgt. Pilot Andy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pleasure Girls Keith Dexter (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 58% Gypsy Girl Roibin (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Willing Harry Brown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Harry Brown (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild and the Willing Harry Brown (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
72% 86% Ray Donovan Andrew Finney (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2019 2015
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sir Tobias "Toby" Moore (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019 2017
75% 74% American Gods Mr. Wednesday (Character) 2019 2017
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
89% 85% Game of Thrones Brother Ray (Guest Star) 2016
87% 82% Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne Sir Roger Scatcherd (Character) 2016
76% 71% American Horror Story: Murder House Leigh Emerson (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 100% Kings King Silas (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2009
No Score Yet 79% Sponge Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2008
92% 96% Deadwood Al Swearengen (Character) 2004-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Deep Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
64% No Score Yet The Naked Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character),
Director
1991-1994 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Leland St. John (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Roger Bushell (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Dan Markson (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: American Gods Mr. Wednesday (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: Ray Donovan Andrew Finney (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Deadwood Al Swearengen (Character)

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.