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Ian McShane (I)


From a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast," Ian McShane has virtually cornered the market on playing rogues, villains and all-around bad asses. A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically trained actor was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda Tai Lung
(2008)
Lovejoy
Lovejoy Lovejoy
(1986-1994)
Death Race
Death Race Coach
(2008)

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 2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Brother Ray
 2016 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Vengeance
 2008 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Gordon
- Dear Vikings/Ditchin' (2008) ... Gordon (voice)
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Chandler
- Cold Fusion (2003) ... Chandler
 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
 1990 Chillers (TV Series)
Steven Castle
 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
 1977 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 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Eric Russell
- Part V (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
 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
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Frank
- The Private Tutor (1966) ... Frank
 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 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
David Hemming
- A Face in the Doorway (1964) ... David Hemming
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
George Mason
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "The Open Championship," for The [British] Open Championship coverage by ESPN, and first aired during ABC broadcasts (both ABC and ESPN are owned by Disney) of The [2014 British] Open Championship (voiceover). Rolex is prominently featured in the ad, for which McShane is also the commercial spokesman, and Rolex ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

That was a volatile time in my life. Lunacy. Off the rails for a year and a half. Sylvia was a great girl, but we were hardly seeing each other towards the end, because we were always away filming in different parts of the world and then, when we did meet, we would fight. See more »

Trivia:

An appealing romantic lead in several hit movies of the sixties, by the late seventies he had progressed to character parts, such as the title roles in the BBC Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (1978) and the very popular TV series Lovejoy (1986). See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Libra

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