Ian McShane

Biography: Although it may have seemed like Ian McShane came out of nowhere when he gained much critical acclaim as the charismatic villain of Deadwood, this British actor already had four decades of experience under his belt. The darkly appealing performer starred on both stage and screen in his homeland, most notably as the title character in the BBC series Lovejoy, and made occasional appearances on American TV, including Roots and a one-year stint on Dallas. But it was his electric performance as criminal mastermind Teddy Bass in 2001's Sexy Beast that garnered McShane worldwide recognition. Three years later he arrived in Deadwood. Married to actress Gwen Humble since 1981, McShane was a grandfather by the time Deadwood earned him his first Emmy nomination in 2005. When the HBO series ended in 2006, McShane became an in-demand voice talent with roles in acclaimed animated features Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda and Coraline. He returned to TV in 2009 with the short-lived NBC dramaAlthough it may have seemed like Ian McShane came out of nowhere when he gained much critical acclaim as the charismatic villain of Deadwood, this British actor already had four decades of experience under his belt. The darkly appealing performer starred on both stage and screen in his homeland, most notably as the title character in the BBC series Lovejoy, and made occasional appearances on American TV, including Roots and a one-year stint on Dallas. But it was his electric performance as criminal mastermind Teddy Bass in 2001's Sexy Beast that garnered McShane worldwide recognition. Three years later he arrived in Deadwood. Married to actress Gwen Humble since 1981, McShane was a grandfather by the time Deadwood earned him his first Emmy nomination in 2005. When the HBO series ended in 2006, McShane became an in-demand voice talent with roles in acclaimed animated features Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda and Coraline. He returned to TV in 2009 with the short-lived NBC drama Kings, but his film career clicked again with criminally good roles in Death Race and 44 Inch Chest. Expand

Ian McShane's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 80 Coraline
Lowest Metascore: 25 Case 39
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum May 17, 2019 Winston 7.9
50 Bolden May 3, 2019 Judge Perry 6.8
31 Hellboy Apr 12, 2019 Professor Broom / Professor Bruttenholm 5.4
tbd Pottersville Nov 10, 2017 Principal Cast / Bart 4.4
75 John Wick: Chapter 2 Feb 10, 2017 Winston 8.1
41 The Hollow Point Dec 16, 2016 Leland 6.3
52 Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Oct 7, 2016 Umayya / Umayya 8.6
44 The Brothers Grimsby Mar 11, 2016 Cast 6.1
tbd El Niño Apr 17, 2015 Inglés tbd
68 John Wick Oct 24, 2014 Winston / Winston 8.1
47 Hercules Jul 25, 2014 Amphiaraus / Amphiarus / Amphiaraus 6.3
52 Cuban Fury Apr 11, 2014 Cast / Ron Parfait / Ron Parfitt 8.3
51 Jack the Giant Slayer Mar 1, 2013 King Brahmwell / King Brahmwell 6.0
57 Snow White and the Huntsman Jun 1, 2012 Beith 6.1
45 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20, 2011 Blackbeard 6.3
25 Case 39 Oct 1, 2010 Det. Mike Barron / Detective Barron / Detective Mike Barron 6.6
47 44 Inch Chest Jan 15, 2010 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Meredith / Meredith 7.2
80 Coraline Feb 6, 2009 Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky/Other Bobinsky 8.4
43 Death Race Aug 22, 2008 Coach 6.9
73 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6, 2008 Tai Lung / Tai Lung 3.7
51 The Golden Compass Dec 7, 2007 Ragnar Sturlusson 6.1
38 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Oct 5, 2007 Merriman Lyon 3.1
43 Hot Rod Aug 3, 2007 Frank Powell / Frank Powell tbd
58 Shrek the Third May 18, 2007 Captain Hook 6.5
53 We Are Marshall Dec 22, 2006 Paul Griffen / Paul Griffen tbd
48 Scoop Jul 28, 2006 Joe Strombel 6.6
41 Agent Cody Banks Mar 14, 2003 Brinkman / Brinkman 4.6
79 Sexy Beast Jun 13, 2001 Teddy Bass 7.2