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Ian McShane

Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. Although he has appeared in numerous films, it is by his television roles that he is generally known, starting with the BBC's Lovejoy (1986–94) and particularly in the HBO Western drama Deadwood (2004–06). He starred as King Silas Benjamin in NBC series Kings and as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian McShane, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 29, 1942 In Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Highlander
Latest Project:
Movie John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2019-05-15
Known For
Poster of Game of Thrones
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Movie Highlander Gregor MacLeod 2022
Movie John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Winston 2019-05-15
Movie Hellboy Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm 2019-04-10
Movie Master of Dark Shadows Narrator 2019-04-16
Movie Bolden Judge Perry 2019-05-03
Movie John Wick: Chapter 2 Winston 2017-02-08
Movie Pottersville Bart 2017-11-10
Series American Gods Mr. Wednesday 2017-04-30
Movie Jawbone Joe Padgett 2017-05-12
Movie Grimsby MI6 Spy Boss (uncredited) 2016-02-24
Series Doctor Thorne Sir Roger Scatcherd 2016-03-06
Movie The Hollow Point Leland 2016-12-16
Movie Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Umayya (voice) 2016-09-08
Movie Cuban Fury Ron Parfitt 2014-02-14
Movie El Niño Inglés 2014-08-29
Movie John Wick Winston 2014-10-22
Movie Hercules Amphiarus 2014-07-23
Movie Jack the Giant Slayer King Brahmwell 2013-02-27
Movie Snow White and the Huntsman Beith 2012-05-30
Series Game of Thrones Brother Ray 2011-04-17
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blackbeard 2011-05-14
Series American Horror Story Leigh Emerson 2011-10-05
Movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice Narrator (voice) 2010-07-13
Series The Pillars of the Earth Waleran Bigod 2010-07-23
Movie Coraline Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky / Other Bobinsky (voice) 2009-02-05
Movie Case 39 Detective Mike Barron 2009-08-13
Movie 44 Inch Chest Meredith 2009-10-08
Movie Death Race Coach 2008-08-22
Movie Kung Fu Panda Tai Lung (voice) 2008-06-04
Movie Shrek the Third Captain Hook (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Hot Rod Frank Powell 2007-08-03
Movie The Golden Compass Ragnar Sturlusson (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie Scoop Joe Strombel 2006-07-27
Movie Nine Lives Larry 2005-09-02
Movie Nemesis Game Jeff Novak 2003-01-01
Series Trust Alan Cooper-Fozzard 2003-01-09
Movie Agent Cody Banks Brinkman 2003-03-14
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie Terror in Moscow Narrator 2003-05-12
Movie Man and Boy Marty Mann 2002-03-30
Movie Bollywood Queen Frank 2002-01-01
Movie Sexy Beast Teddy Bass 2001-01-12
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Movie D.R.E.A.M. Team Oliver Maxwell 1999-09-25
Movie Babylon 5: The River of Souls Robert Bryson 1998-12-20
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series The Naked Truth Leland Banks 1995-09-13
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Andre Marchand 1990-03-11
Series Chillers Unknown 1990-04-14
Movie The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Roger Bushell 1988-11-05
Series War and Remembrance Philip Rule 1988-11-13
Series CBS Summer Playhouse Marbury 1987-06-12
Series Going Live! Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie The Murders in the Rue Morgue Prefet de police 1986-12-07
Series Lovejoy Lovejoy 1986-01-10
Movie Too Scared to Scream Vincent Hardwick 1985-01-04
Movie Torchlight Sidney 1985-02-01
Series Evergreen Paul Lerner 1985-02-24
Series A.D. Sejanus 1985-03-31
Movie Ordeal by Innocence Philip Durant 1984-01-01
Movie Exposed Greg Miller 1983-04-22
Movie Grace Kelly Prince Rainier of Monaco 1983-02-21
Series Natural World Narrator 1983-10-30
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Movie The Letter Geoff 1982-05-03
Movie Sewers of Gold The Brain (Bert) 1980-05-13
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie The Fifth Musketeer Fouquet 1979-04-06
Movie Yesterday's Hero Rod Turner 1979-04-24
Series Armchair Thriller Curtis 1978-02-21
Movie The Pirate Rashid 1978-11-21
Series Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli 1978-09-05
Series Jesus of Nazareth Judas Iscariot 1977-01-06
Movie Code Name: Diamond Head Sean Donovan / Father Horton / Colonel Millard Butler 1977-05-03
Series Matt Helm Paul 1975-09-20
Movie Journey into Fear Banat 1975-08-08
Movie Ransom Ray Petrie 1974-12-06
Movie The Last of Sheila Anthony 1973-06-14
Movie Villain Wolfe Lissner 1971-05-26
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Freelance Mitch 1970-01-01
Movie Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Fred C. Dobbs 1970-03-25
Movie The Ballad of Tam Lin Tom Lynn 1970-12-01
Movie If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Charlie Cartwright 1969-04-24
Movie Battle of Britain Sgt. Pilot Andy 1969-09-15
Movie Wuthering Heights Heathcliff 1967-10-28
Movie Sky West and Crooked Roibin 1965-08-31
Movie The Pleasure Girls Keith Dexter 1965-12-03
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30
Series Redcap Sapper Russell 1964-10-17
Movie The Wild and the Willing Harry Brown 1962-10-16
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