Ian McShane

Ian McShane

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

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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- ).

Highest rated movies

Deadwood: The Movie
Jawbone
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum John Wick: Chapter 2
Sexy Beast
The Last of Sheila
John Wick
Nine Lives

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 4 Winston (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadwood Unknown (Character) - 2019
89% 86% John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum Winston (Character) $171.0M 2019
18% 48% Hellboy Professor Broom (Character) $21.9M 2019
70% 40% Bolden Judge Perry (Character) - 2019
100% No Score Yet Master of Dark Shadows Narrator - 2019
98% 84% Deadwood: The Movie Al Swearengen (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
17% 69% A Wizard's Tale The Grump (Voice) $2.1K 2018
89% 85% John Wick: Chapter 2 Winston (Character) $92.0M 2017
0% 66% Pottersville Unknown (Character) - 2017
96% 70% Jawbone Joe Padgett (Character) - 2017
40% 31% The Hollow Point Leland (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers Grimsby With Hilarious Outtakes Unknown (Character) - 2016
37% 41% The Brothers Grimsby MI6 Spy Boss (Character) $6.9M 2016
59% 85% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Umayya (Voice) $489.9K 2015
86% 81% John Wick Winston (Character) $43.0M 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
39% 64% Hot Rod Frank Powell (Character) $13.9M 2007
14% 34% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Merriman Lyon (Character) $8.8M 2007
42% 51% The Golden Compass Ragnar Sturlusson (Voice) $70.1M 2007
42% 52% Shrek the Third Captain Hook (Voice) $320.7M 2007
48% 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% 32% 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 57% 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 Twice Shy David Cleveland (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Sport 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 38% 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 25% 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 39% 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
40% 18% The Terrorists Ray Petrie (Character) - 1975
87% 85% The Last of Sheila Anthony (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% Sitting Target Birdy Williams (Character) - 1972
67% 49% Villain Wolfe Lissner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 18% Tam Lin Tom Lynn (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Fred C. Dobbs (Character) - 1970
60% 59% 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
85% 76% The Simpsons Artemis (Guest Voice) 2021
77% 68% American Gods Mr. Wednesday (Character) 2017 2019 2021
72% 86% Ray Donovan Andrew Finney (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015 2019
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sir Tobias "Toby" Moore (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
89% 85% Game of Thrones Brother Ray (Guest Star) 2016
87% 84% Doctor Thorne Sir Roger Scatcherd (Character) 2016
79% 72% American Horror Story Leigh Emerson (Guest Star) 2012
77% 90% The Pillars of the Earth Waleran Bigod (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 100% Kings King Silas (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009
No Score Yet 74% SpongeBob SquarePants Gordon (Guest Voice) 2008
92% 96% Deadwood Al Swearengen (Character) 2004-2006
50% 80% 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% 50% The Naked Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character),
Director
1986 1991-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Charlie Chaplin Charles Chaplin Snr (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Leland St. John (Guest Star) 1990
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet 100% War and Remembrance Philip Rule (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet 100% 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 94% 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 Jesus of Nazareth Judas Iscariot (Character)
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 SHOWTIME: Ray Donovan Andrew Finney (Character)