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Ian McShane

Highest Rated:   92% The Last of Sheila (1973)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Winston
$92.0M 2017
31% The Hollow Point
  • Leland
2016
80% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
  • Umayya
2016
36% The Brothers Grimsby
  • Commander Ledford
2016
No Score Yet Pottersville
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet El Niño
  • Actor
2015
85% John Wick
  • Winston
2014
60% Hercules
  • Amphiaraus
$59.5M 2014
51% Cuban Fury
  • Ron Parfitt
$2.0M 2014
No Score Yet How We Used To Live
  • Actor
2014
52% Jack the Giant Slayer
  • King Brahmwell
$65.2M 2013
49% Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Caesar
$155.1M 2012
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version)
  • Actor
2012
32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Blackbeard
$241.1M 2011
22% Case 39
  • Det. Mike Barron
$13.3M 2010
41% 44 Inch Chest
  • Meredith
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Man and Boy
  • Marty Mann
2010
42% Death Race
  • Coach
$36.1M 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda
  • Tai Lung
$215.4M 2008
43% The Golden Compass
  • Ragnar Sturlusson
$70.2M 2007
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • Merriman Lyon
$8.8M 2007
40% Hot Rod
  • Frank Powell
$13.9M 2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Captain Hook
$320.8M 2007
49% We Are Marshall
  • Paul Griffen
$43.6M 2006
40% 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
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
$6.0M 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 Code Name: Diamond Head
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
  • Judas
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 Sky West and Crooked (Bats with Baby Faces)(Gypsy Girl)
  • Actor
1966
No Score Yet Pleasure Girls
  • Keith Dexter
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% American Gods
2017
  • Mr. Wednesday Mr. Wednesday
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
95% Game of Thrones
2011
  • Brother Ray
  • 2016
77% Ray Donovan
2013-2016
  • Malcolm Finney
  • 2016
  • 2015
77% American Horror Story
2012
  • Leigh Emerson
  • 2012
86% Pillars of the Earth
2010
  • Waleran Bigod
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Dr. Chandler
  • 2003
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Nickolai
  • 2002

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