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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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared in "Ellen" by Peter Ransley, Hampstead Theater Club, Hampstead, London, England. Also in cast: Maria Aitken. Dircted by Richard Wilson (OBE). See more »

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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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.


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


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