Ian McShane was born in Blackburn, England. His father is Harry McShane, a professional football player for Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers.
He started out in the 1960's, in small roles on the television series' 'Police Woman' and 'Matt Helm,' and in films like, 'If this is Tuesday this must be Belgium', 'Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You' and 'Battle of Britain.'
In the mid-eighties he bought the television rights to Jonathan Gash's Lovejoy novels. He produced and starred in 6 seasons of ‘Lovejoy’ for the BBC from 1986 through to 1994. The show was also shown in America on the A&E network.
He has made a notable comeback in film appearances in recet years, 'Sexy Beast, 'Shrek 3', ' appeared as a Russian negotiator in the 'West Wing'and has attained notoriety for his portrayal of villainous-yet-lovable Al Swearengen on the HBO series, 'Deadwood.'
He has been married to his current wife, actress Gwen Humble, since 1981. He has two children from a previous marriage, Kate (born in 1971) and Morgan (born in 1975).
Ian McShane's Scores
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- By user score
|We Are Marshall||Dec 22, 2006||Paul Griffen||8.2|
|Kung Fu Panda||Jun 6, 2008||Tai Lung||8.1|
|Coraline||Feb 6, 2009||Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky/Other Bobinsky||8.0|
|Sexy Beast||Jun 13, 2001||Teddy Bass||7.1|
|Hot Rod||Aug 3, 2007||Frank Powell||7.0|
|Death Race||Aug 22, 2008||Coach||6.9|
|Scoop||Jul 28, 2006||Joe Strombel||6.7|
|Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||May 20, 2011||Blackbeard||6.4|
|Snow White and the Huntsman||Jun 1, 2012||Beith||6.2|
|Jack the Giant Slayer||Mar 1, 2013||King Brahmwell / King Brahmwell||6.2|
|The Golden Compass||Dec 7, 2007||Ragnar Sturlusson||6.1|
|Shrek the Third||May 18, 2007||Captain Hook||5.8|
|Case 39||Oct 1, 2010||Det. Mike Barron / Detective Barron / Detective Mike Barron||5.7|
|Agent Cody Banks||Mar 14, 2003||Brinkman||5.7|
|44 Inch Chest||Jan 15, 2010||Executive Producer / Meredith||5.1|
|The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising||Oct 5, 2007||Merriman Lyon||2.5|
|Hercules: The Thracian Wars||Jul 25, 2014||Amphiaraus / Amphiarus / Amphiaraus||tbd|
|Cuban Fury||TBA||Cast / Ron Parfait||tbd|