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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 badasses. 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 & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda Tai Lung
(2008)
John Wick: Chapter 2
(2017)
Lovejoy
Lovejoy Lovejoy
(1986-1994)

Filmography

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 2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 (announced)
Winston (rumored)
 2018 Hellboy (filming)
Professor Broom
 2017 Here Comes the Grump (post-production)
Grump (voice)
  Bolden (post-production)
Judge Perry
 2017-2018 American Gods (TV Series)
Mr. Wednesday
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Mr. Wednesday
- Come to Jesus (2017) ... Mr. Wednesday
- A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (2017) ... Mr. Wednesday (credit only)
- A Murder of Gods (2017) ... Mr. Wednesday
- Lemon Scented You (2017) ... Mr. Wednesday
 2017 Pottersville
 2017 Jawbone
Joe Padgett
 2017 John Wick: Chapter 2
Winston
 2016 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Vengeance
 2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Brother Ray
- The Broken Man (2016) ... Brother Ray
 2016 The Hollow Point
Leland
 2016 Doctor Thorne (TV Series)
Sir Roger Scatcherd
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Sir Roger Scatcherd
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Sir Roger Scatcherd
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
MI6 Spy Boss (uncredited)
 2016/I One (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
Umayya (voice)
 2015 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Andrew Finney
- Poker (2015) ... Andrew Finney
- One Night in Yerevan (2015) ... Andrew Finney
- Tulip (2015) ... Andrew Finney
- Swing Vote (2015) ... Andrew Finney
- Handshake Deal (2015) ... Andrew Finney
 2014 John Wick
Winston
 2014/I El Niño
Inglés
 2014/I Hercules
Amphiaraus
 2014 Cuban Fury
Ron Parfitt
 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer
King Brahmwell
 2012 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Leigh Emerson
- The Coat Hanger (2012) ... Leigh Emerson
- Unholy Night (2012) ... Leigh Emerson
 2010 The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Waleran Bigod
- Illumination (2010) ... Waleran Bigod
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... Waleran Bigod
- New Beginnings (2010) ... Waleran Bigod
- Witchcraft (2010) ... Waleran Bigod
- Legacy (2010) ... Waleran Bigod
 2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2009 44 Inch Chest
Meredith
 2009 Case 39
Detective Barron
 2009 Kings (TV Series)
King Silas Benjamin
- The New King: Part Two (2009) ... King Silas Benjamin
- The New King: Part One (2009) ... King Silas Benjamin
- Javelin (2009) ... King Silas Benjamin
- Chapter One (2009) ... King Silas Benjamin
- Pilgrimage (2009) ... King Silas Benjamin
 2009 Coraline
Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky / Other Bobinsky (voice)
 2008 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Gordon
- Dear Vikings/Ditchin' (2008) ... Gordon (voice)
 2008 Death Race
Coach
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Tai Lung (voice)
 2007 The Golden Compass
Ragnar Sturlusson (voice)
 2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Merriman Lyon
 2007 Hot Rod
Frank Powell
 2007 Shrek the Third
Captain Hook (voice)
 2006 We Are Marshall
Paul Griffen
 2004-2006 Deadwood (TV Series)
Al Swearengen
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... Al Swearengen
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... Al Swearengen
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... Al Swearengen
- Amateur Night (2006) ... Al Swearengen
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... Al Swearengen
 2006 Scoop
Joe Strombel
 2005 Nine Lives
Larry
 2003 Nemesis Game
Jeff Novak
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Chandler
- Cold Fusion (2003) ... Chandler
 2003 Agent Cody Banks
Brinkman
 2003 Trust (TV Series)
Alan Cooper-Fozzard
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Alan Cooper-Fozzard
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Alan Cooper-Fozzard
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Alan Cooper-Fozzard
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Alan Cooper-Fozzard
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Alan Cooper-Fozzard
 2002 Bollywood Queen
Frank
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich
- Enemies Foreign and Domestic (2002) ... Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich
 2002 Man and Boy (TV Movie)
Marty Mann
 2002 In Deep (TV Series)
Jamie Lamb
- Untouched: Part 2 (2002) ... Jamie Lamb
- Untouched: Part 1 (2002) ... Jamie Lamb
 2001 Thieves (TV Series)
Jack
- Jack's Back (2001) ... Jack
 2000 Sexy Beast
Teddy Bass
 1999 D.R.E.A.M. Team (TV Movie)
Oliver Maxwell
 1998 Babylon 5: The River of Souls (TV Movie)
Robert Bryson, Ph.D.
 1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Leland Banks / Leland
- Bridesface Revisited (1997) ... Leland Banks
- Things Change (1997) ... Leland
 1996 Madson (TV Series)
John Madson
- Episode #1.6 (1996) ... John Madson
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... John Madson
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... John Madson
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... John Madson
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... John Madson
 1995 Soul Survivors (TV Movie)
Otis Cooke
 1994 White Goods (TV Movie)
Ian Deegan
 1986-1994 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Lovejoy
- Last Tango in Lavenham (1994) ... Lovejoy
- Holding the Baby (1994) ... Lovejoy
- Fruit of the Desert (1994) ... Lovejoy
- Breaking the Broker (1994) ... Lovejoy
- The Last of the Uzkoks (1994) ... Lovejoy
 1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Leland St. John
- Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo (1990) ... Leland St. John
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Andre Marchand
 1990 Chillers (TV Series)
Steven Castle
- Sauce for the Goose (1990) ... Steven Castle
 1989 Dick Francis: In the Frame (TV Movie)
David Cleveland
 1989 Dick Francis: Twice Shy (TV Movie)
David Cleveland
 1989 Dick Francis: Blood Sport (TV Movie)
David Cleveland
 1987-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Gen. Manuel Borbon / Esteban Montoya
- Freefall (1989) ... Gen. Manuel Borbon
- Knock, Knock... Who's There? (1987) ... Esteban Montoya
 1989 Dallas (TV Series)
Don Lockwood
- Reel Life (1989) ... Don Lockwood
- Mission to Moscow (1989) ... Don Lockwood
- The Great Texas Waltz (1989) ... Don Lockwood
- The Sound of Money (1989) ... Don Lockwood
- Yellow Brick Road (1989) ... Don Lockwood
 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 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
Charles Chaplin Snr
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Charles Chaplin Snr
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Charles Chaplin Snr
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Charles Chaplin Snr
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Charles Chaplin Snr
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Charles Chaplin Snr
 1989 Minder (TV Series)
Jack Last
- The Last Video Show (1989) ... Jack Last
 1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
Roger Bushell
 1988 Chain Letter (TV Movie)
The Messenger of Death
 1988 Dirty Dozen: The Series (TV Series)
Lindberger
- Don Danko (1988) ... Lindberger
 1987 Grand Larceny (TV Movie)
Flanagan
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Marbury
- Barrington (1987) ... Marbury
 1986 The Murders in the Rue Morgue (TV Movie)
Prefect of Police
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Willy Wax
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Willy Wax
 1985 Grace Jones: Slave to the Rhythm (Video short) (voice)
 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 Torchlight
Sidney
 1985 Too Scared to Scream
Vincent Hardwick
 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
 1984 Ordeal by Innocence
Philip Durrant
 1983 Bare Essence (TV Series)
Niko Theophilus
- Hour Ten (1983) ... Niko Theophilus
- Hour Eleven (1983) ... Niko Theophilus
- Hour Nine (1983) ... Niko Theophilus
- Hour Eight (1983) ... Niko Theophilus
- Hour Seven (1983) ... Niko Theophilus
 1983 Exposed
Greg Miller
 1983 Grace Kelly (TV Movie)
Prince Rainier of Monaco
 1982 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Ali Ben Yussouf
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Ali Ben Yussouf
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Ali Ben Yussouf
 1981-1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Edwin Clutterbuck / David Norman
- Black on White (1982) ... Edwin Clutterbuck
- Skin Deep (1981) ... David Norman
 1982 The Letter (TV Movie)
Geoff
 1981 Cheaper to Keep Her
Dr. Alfred Sunshine
 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
 1979 Yesterday's Hero
Rod Turner
 1979 The Fifth Musketeer
Fouquet
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
Rashid
 1978 Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic (TV Mini-Series)
Benjamin Disraeli
- The Chief 1872-1881 (1978) ... Benjamin Disraeli
- The Great Game 1858-1872 (1978) ... Benjamin Disraeli
- Mary Anne (1978) ... Benjamin Disraeli
- Dizzy (1978) ... Benjamin Disraeli
 1978 Will Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
Christopher Marlowe
- Dead Shepherd (1978) ... Christopher Marlowe
 1977 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Beliayev
 1977 Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Movie)
Sean Donovan / Father Horton / Colonel Millard Butler
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Judas Iscariot
- Part 2 (1977) ... Judas Iscariot
- Part 1 (1977) ... Judas Iscariot
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series)
Sir James Camden
- Vortex (1977) ... Sir James Camden
 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 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Saunders
 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
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Banat
 1975 The Terrorists
Ray Petrie
 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
 1973 The Last of Sheila
Anthony
 1972 Whose Life Is It Anyway? (TV Movie)
Ken Harrison
 1972 Sitting Target
Birdy Williams
 1969-1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ken Harrison / David Garrick
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1972) ... Ken Harrison
- Rogues Gallery: The Wicked Stage (1969) ... David Garrick
 1971 Freelance
Mitch
 1971 Villain
Wolfe Lissner
 1970 The Devil's Widow
Tom Lynn
 1970 Performance
Noel - Black Musican (voice, uncredited)
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You
Fred C. Dobbs
 1969 Battle of Britain
Sgt. Pilot Andy
 1969 Rogues' Gallery (TV Series)
David Garrick
- The Wicked Stage (1969) ... David Garrick
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Charlie Cartwright
 1967 Wuthering Heights (TV Series)
Heathcliff
- The Last Revenge (1967) ... Heathcliff
- The Abduction (1967) ... Heathcliff
- The First Revenge (1967) ... Heathcliff
- An End to Childhood (1967) ... Heathcliff
 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
- A Spanner in the Grass Roots (1964) ... Frank Barnes
- The Truth About Alan (1963) ... Alan Gauge
 1962-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Geoffrey / Roddy Cain
- The Signal Box of Grandpa Hudson (1966) ... Geoffrey
- Thank You and Goodnight (1962) ... Roddy Cain
 1966 You Can't Win (TV Series)
Joe Lunn
- The Stream of Life (1966) ... Joe Lunn
- Learning the Law (1966) ... Joe Lunn
- The New Look (1966) ... Joe Lunn
- Goodbye Myrtle Goodbye (1966) ... Joe Lunn
- Chaos Is Come (1966) ... Joe Lunn
 1966 Gypsy Girl
Roibin
 1965 The Pleasure Girls
Keith Dexter
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
Sapper Russell
- Epitaph for a Sweat (1964) ... 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
- A Girl Like Me (1964) ... George Mason
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Barry Hepworth
- A Stroll Along the Sands (1964) ... Barry Hepworth
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Max
 1962 Young and Willing
Harry Brown
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My wife is American, though, and she's been my wife for 36 years, and I do love the place. When I see all this Trump bullshit, all his bombast and stupidity, I think that's not the America I know. See more »

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His father was Scottish. His mother, who was English-born, was of Irish and English ancestry. See more »

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Libra

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