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Ian McShane



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Winston
2017
80% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
  • Umayya
2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Pottersville
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet El Niño
  • Actor
2015
85% John Wick
  • Winston
2014
60% Hercules
  • Amphiaraus
2014
51% Cuban Fury
  • Ron Parfitt
2014
No Score Yet How We Used To Live
  • Actor
2014
52% Jack the Giant Slayer
  • King Brahmwell
2013
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version)
  • Actor
2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Caesar
2012
32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Blackbeard
2011
22% Case 39
  • Det. Mike Barron
2010
41% 44 Inch Chest
  • Executive Producer
  • Meredith
2010
No Score Yet Man and Boy
  • Marty Mann
2010
90% Coraline
  • Mr. Bobinsky
2009
43% Death Race
  • Coach
2008
87% Kung Fu Panda
  • Tai Lung
2008
No Score Yet Lovejoy - Christmas Specials
  • Actor
2008
42% The Golden Compass
  • Ragnar Sturlusson
2007
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • Merriman Lyon
2007
40% Hot Rod
  • Frank Powell
2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Captain Hook
2007
49% We Are Marshall
  • Paul Griffen
2006
40% Scoop
  • Joe Strombel
2006
75% Nine Lives
  • Larry
2005
No Score Yet Soul Survivor
  • Actor
2003
39% Agent Cody Banks
  • Brinkman
2003
No Score Yet 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
2000
No Score Yet Dick Francis Mysteries
  • Actor
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 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic
  • Benjamin Disraeli
1978
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
  • Judas
1977
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
92% 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
No Score Yet If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
  • Charlie Cartwright
1969
No Score Yet Pleasure Girls
  • Keith Dexter
1966
No Score Yet Sky West and Crooked (Bats with Baby Faces)(Gypsy Girl)
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Disraeli
  • Actor
1929

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
  • Waleran Bigod
American Gods
2017
  • Mr. Wednesday
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Al Swearengen
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Leigh Emerson
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Malcolm Finney
95% Game of Thrones
2011-2016
  • Brother Ray
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Dr. Chandler
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Nickolai

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