Ian McShane

Highest Rated: 97% Deadwood: The Movie (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.


Highest Rated Movies



90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Winston 2019
67% Bolden Actor 2019
17% Hellboy Professor Bruttenholm 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie Al Swearengen 2019
No Score Yet Master of Dark Shadows Narrator 2019
20% A Wizard's Tale (Here Comes the Grump) Actor 2018
53% 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
87% John Wick Winston 2014
57% Hercules Amphiaraus $59.5M 2014
53% Cuban Fury Ron Parfitt $2M 2014
No Score Yet How We Used To Live Actor 2014
52% 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
90% 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
48% 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 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 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic Benjamin Disraeli 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
85% 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
63% 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


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