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Ian McShane


Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England to parents Irene and Harry McShane, a soccer player for Manchester United, Ian originally planned to follow in his father's 'footballer' steps, until his high school teacher encouraged him to be an actor. McShane landed a spot at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where, just before graduation, he ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Road to Capri (pre-production)
Edmond
 2014/I Hercules (post-production)
Amphiaraus
 2013 El Niño (completed)
Inglés
 2014 Cuban Fury
Ron Parfitt
 2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2008 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Gordon
- Dear Vikings/Ditchin (2008) ... Gordon (voice)
 2008 Death Race
Coach
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Tai Lung (voice)
 2007 Shrek the Third
Captain Hook (voice)
 2005 Nine Lives
Larry
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Chandler
- Cold Fusion (2003) ... Chandler
 2003 The Making of 'Nemesis Game' (Video short)
 2002 Man and Boy (TV Movie)
Marty Mann
 2002 In Deep (TV Series)
Jamie Lamb
 2001 Thieves (TV Series)
Jack
- Jack's Back (2001) ... Jack
 1999 D.R.E.A.M. Team (TV Movie)
Oliver Maxwell
 1995 Soul Survivors (TV Movie)
Otis Cooke
 1994 White Goods (TV Movie)
Ian Deegan
 1988-1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Philip Rule
- Part 8 (1989) ... Philip Rule
- Part 7 (1988) ... Philip Rule
- Part 6 (1988) ... Philip Rule (credit only)
- Part 5 (1988) ... Philip Rule (credit only)
- Part 4 (1988) ... Philip Rule (credit only)
 1989 Minder (TV Series)
Jack Last
 1988 Dirty Dozen: The Series (TV Series)
Lindberger
- Don Danko (1988) ... Lindberger
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Marbury
- Barrington (1987) ... Marbury
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Willy Wax
 1985 Braker (TV Movie)
Alan Roswell
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Sejanus
- Part 5 (1985) ... Sejanus
- Part 4 (1985) ... Sejanus
- Part 3 (1985) ... Sejanus
- Part 2 (1985) ... Sejanus
- Part 1 (1985) ... Sejanus
 1985 Evergreen (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Lerner
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Paul Lerner
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Paul Lerner
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Paul Lerner
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Ali Ben Yussouf
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie)
Geoff
 1980 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Curtis
- High Tide: Part 4 (1980) ... Curtis
- High Tide: Part 3 (1980) ... Curtis
- High Tide: Part 2 (1980) ... Curtis
- High Tide: Part 1 (1980) ... Curtis
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
Rashid
 1978 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Beliayev
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Judas Iscariot
- Part 2 (1977) ... Judas Iscariot
- Part 1 (1977) ... Judas Iscariot
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Mini-Series)
Sir James Camden
- Vortex (1977) ... Sir James Camden
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Eric Russell
- Part IX (1977) ... Sir Eric Russell
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Colin Wyatt
- The Slaver (1976) ... Colin Wyatt
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Dan Markson
- The Chasers (1975) ... Dan Markson
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Paul
- Now I Lay Me Down to Die (1975) ... Paul
 1975 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Anton Zoref
- Force of Life (1975) ... Anton Zoref
 1968-1974 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Derek / Tom / Caulfield
- What Would You Do? (1974) ... Derek
- A Sound from the Sea (1970) ... Tom
- Funeral Games (1968) ... Caulfield
 1971 Freelance
Mitch
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Frank
- The Private Tutor (1966) ... Frank
 1963-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mick / Frank Barnes / Arthur / ...
- The Caretaker (1966) ... Mick
 1962-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Geoffrey / Roddy Cain
- The Signal Box of Grandpa Hudson (1966) ... Geoffrey
- Thank You and Goodnight (1962) ... Roddy Cain
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
Sapper Russell
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
George Mason
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Max
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, Vanbrugh Theatre, London, England. Also in cast: Michael Jones, Michael Jackson, Judy Bloom, Joan Taylor, Robert Carson, David Warner (as "Stefano"). John Fernald was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The bad boy: always more fun. It's funny. When you're in your early 20s, you go ahead and do everything. And it's very hard to judge yourself. It's like when you're in drama school, and you're playing a 60-year-old in Russian plays, and you get criticized, and you say, 'What the hell, I'm an 18-year-old trying to be a 60-year-old Russian?' But the bad boy, I had a knack for it from the start.

Trivia:

Lives in the Venice beach area of Los Angeles. See more »

Trademark:

Calm, rasping voice See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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