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Ian McShane

Ian McShane, December 2006
Born 29 September 1942 (1942-09-29) (age 67)
Blackburn, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1962–present
Spouse(s) Suzan Farmer (1965–1968)
Ruth Post (1970–1976)
Gwen Humble (1980–present)
.Ian McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor.^ Ian McShane was born on September 29, 1942, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, to Harry McShane and Irene McShane.
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^ Actor Born: September 20, 1942 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England .
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^ Ian was born on September 29th 1942 in Blackburn, Lancashire .
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.Although he has starred in a number of films, it is by his television roles that he is generally known, starting with the BBC's Lovejoy and particularly in the HBO Western drama Deadwood.^ Although he has starred in a number of films, it is by his television roles that he is generally known, starting with the BBC's Lovejoy and particularly in the HBO Western drama Deadwood.

^ McShane is also the star of the HBO series 'Deadwood'.
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^ He is best known by his television roles starting with the BBC's Lovejoy and the HBO drama Deadwood.
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.In 2009 he starred in the NBC series Kings as King Silas Benjamin.^ McShane is currently at work on the new NBC series Kings , in which he stars as King Silas.
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^ Recently he starred as King Silas Benjamin in the NBC series Kings.
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^ Love this new NBC series “Kings”.
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Personal life

.Ian McShane was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of Irene (née Cowley) and Harry McShane,[1] a Scottish-born professional footballer with Manchester United and Hamilton Academical.^ Ian McShane was born on September 29, 1942, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, to Harry McShane and Irene McShane.
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^ Ian McShane talks about his family (his father Harry McShane was a professional football player for Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers, and later an announcer.

^ McShane was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of Irene (ne Cowley) and Harry McShane, a Scottish-born professional footballer with Manchester United.

.McShane grew up in Urmston, Lancashire and attended Stretford Grammar School.^ McShane grew up in Urmston, Manchester and attended Stretford Grammar School.
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^ The son of Scottish-born professional footballer Harry McShane, he attended Manchester's Stretford Grammar School, where his drama teacher encouraged him to pursue a career as an actor.
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^ (Born 1942) Ian McShane was born 29th September 1942 in Blackburn, Lancashire, though his family moved to live in Stretford (now in Trafford) in his early childhood.
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.In 1977, he began a turbulent five-year relationship with Sylvia Kristel after meeting her on the set of The Fifth Musketeer.^ In 1979, he began a turbulent five-year relationship with Emmanuelle star Sylvia Kristel after meeting her on the set of The Fifth Musketeer.
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^ In 1977, he began a turbulent five-year relationship with Sylvia Kristel after meeting her on the set of The Fifth Musketeer .He is married to Gwen Humble.
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^ In 1977, he began a turbulent five-year relationship with Sylvia Kristel after meeting her on the set of "The Fifth Musketeer".

[2] .He is married to Gwen Humble.^ Currently, he is married to Gwen Humble.
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^ Married to Gwen Humble since 1981, McShane was a grandfather by the time Deadwood earned him his first Emmy nomination in 2005.
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^ A father and grandfather, he is married to Gwen Humble McShane.

Career

.In the United Kingdom, his best known role may be that of roguish but dashing antiques dealer Lovejoy in the BBC drama series of the same name.^ He is best known by his television roles starting with the BBC's Lovejoy and the HBO drama Deadwood.
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^ McShane made a name for himself while starring in the BBC drama, Lovejoy .
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^ In the United Kingdom, his best known role may be that of roguish but dashing antiques dealer "Lovejoy" in the BBC drama series of the same name.

.He also enjoyed fame in the United States as bounding English cad Don Lockwood in the soap opera Dallas.^ He also enjoyed fame in the United States as bounding English cad Don Lockwood in the soap opera Dallas.
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^ His other TV credits include 'Lovejoy' in which he was the star, and Don Lockwood in 'Dallas.'
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^ While enjoying his success, McShane also gained popularity in the US with the recurring role of English cad Don Lockwood on the CBS primetime serial “Dallas” (1989).
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.Even before Lovejoy, McShane was a pin-up as a result of appearances in television series such as Wuthering Heights (1967, as Heathcliff), Jesus of Nazareth (1977, as Judas Iscariot), and Disraeli (1978) — as well as films like Sky West and Crooked (1965) and Battle of Britain (1969).^ He appeared in the television series Wuthering Heights in 1967 as Heathcliff and in Jesus of Nazareth in 1977 as Judas Iscariot.
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^ I played Judas in Jesus of Nazareth , and even Lovejoy was a mix of good and bad.
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^ McShane has starred in over twenty-five films including roles in The Battle of Britain, The Last of Sheila, Villain (co-starring Richard Burton), Exposed, and Agent Cody Banks to name a few.
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.He had starred in a number of films until 1987 when he made few major film appearances until the turn of the Millennium.^ A relative unknown to American audiences just a few years ago, Daniel Craig made his name through theater, television and film .
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^ While still a student there, he made his film debut with a starring role in 1962's The Wild and the Willing with John Hurt and Samantha Eggar.
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^ Devil incarnate McShane stars as Darryl Van Horne, a role made famous by Jack Nicholson in the 1987 film of Updike's novel.
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.In 1983, he starred in the short-lived NBC prime time soap opera Bare Essence.^ NBC offers 'Kings'-size soap opera .

^ Had regular role of Greek millionaire Niko Theophilus on the NBC primetime serial "Bare Essence" .
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^ Posted on March 17, 2009 in Prime Time Soap Operas (11 comments) Tags: Ian McShane .
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In 1985, he appeared on Grace Jones' album Slave to the Rhythm, reading an excerpt from Ian Penman's essay The Annihilation of Rhythm. .Furthermore, he starred in two Miami Vice episodes in 1987 and 1989; his role in the series' finale episode 'Freefall' as General Manuel Bourbon, the corrupt leader of the fictional Central American nation of Costa Morada, was inspired by the real-life downfall of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.^ With his role in Deadwood as the fictionalization version of the real-life Swearengena rough and tumble capitalist who ran the gold-mining town with an iron fistMcShane had finally started to become a household name.
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^ I've finally accepted the fact that I can't really tell if I like a show after the first episode (even if it is a two hour special kinda pilot-ey fun).
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^ HBO indicated that two television films would be created to wrap up the series, but the show's stars and writers have publicly stated that the series is unlikely to return in any form.
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.Work in the 2000s has included roles in movies Scoop, Sexy Beast, Agent Cody Banks, and We Are Marshall.^ His film work includes appearances in Sexy Beast and Agent Cody Banks .
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^ His movie credits include: Scoop, Sexy Beast and Agent Cody Banks.
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^ Agent Cody Banks (2003) .
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.In the United States, he is perhaps best known for the role of historical figure Al Swearengen in the HBO series Deadwood.^ In the United States, he is perhaps best known for the role of historical figure Al Swearengen in the HBO series "Deadwood".

^ In the United States, he is perhaps best known for the role of historical figure Al Swearengen in the HBO series Deadwood .
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^ Portrayed historical figure Al Swearengen in the HBO series "Deadwood"; received Emmy (2005) and SAG (2006) nominations for Best Actor .
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.For his performance in this role as the lead of the series , he won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama and was also nominated for similar awards at the 2005 Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards.^ For his riveting portrayal, McShane won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama, and earned nominations for an Emmy Award in 2005 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006.
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^ McShane earned the coveted Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor in a Television Drama” for his versatile performance as Al Swearengen on HBO’s hit series Deadwood.
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^ For his performance in this role as the storm centre of the series, he won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama and was also nominated for similar awards at the 2005 and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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.In 2000, he appeared as Darryl Van Horne in Cameron Mackintosh's musical The Witches of Eastwick - his first London stage appearance since he starred with Dame Judi Dench in The Promise in the late 1960s.^ Returned to the West End to make his musical debut as Darryl Van Horne in "The Witches of Eastwick" .
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^ In 2000 McShane returned to the West End in London to make his musical debut starring in Cameron Mackintosh's successful musical The Witches of Eastwick as "Darryl Van Horne."
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^ In 2000, he appeared as Darryl Van Horne in Cameron Mackintosh's musical "The Witches of Eastwick" - his first London stage appearance since he starred with Dame Judi Dench in "The Promise" in the late 1960s.

He also made a guest appearance in the third season of The West Wing, playing Russian negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich in the episode "Enemies Foreign and Domestic". His most recent roles are the part of Captain Hook in Shrek the Third, the voice of Iofur Raknison (known as Ragnar Sturlusson in the film) in The Golden Compass, the voice of the evil Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda (for which he received an Annie Award nomination), the comedy Hot Rod, and the voice of Mr. Bobinski, a beet-eating Russian giant in the film Coraline. .He is also noteworthy in the pivotal role of Merriman Lyon in The Seeker.^ He is also noteworthy in the pivotal role of Merriman Lyon in The Seeker .
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^ He is also noteworthy in the pivotal role of Merriman Lyon in The Seeker.

^ Seeker, The (2007) as Merriman Lyon (credited as Ian McShane) .
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.During the 2007–2008 season, he starred as Max in the 40th anniversary Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, co-starring Eve Best, Raul Esparza, and Michael McKean and directed by Daniel Sullivan, at the Cort Theatre (16 December 2007 through 13 April 2008).^ Meanwhile, back on Broadway, McShane played Max in a 40th anniversary revival of Harold Pinters The Homecoming ."
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^ Received rave reviews for Daniel Sullivan’s Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” .
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^ During the 2007–2008 season, he starred as Max in the 40th anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming , co-starring Eve Best, , and Michael McKean and directed by , at the Cort Theatre (16 December 2007 through 13 April 2008).
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.Ian Mcshane also starred in Dick Francis Mysteries, which is a made for TV series with three parts, Twice Shy, In the Frame and Blood Sport, in which he played a Jockey Club detective investigating bizarre incidents based around the horse racing industry.^ Ian McShane stars as Francis ' most popular character, British Jockey Club investigator David  Read More .
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^ It was one of three dramas based on the works of novelist Dick Francis .
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^ The film was one of three mysteries based on the works of author Dick Francis .
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.In 2009, McShane appeared on the short-lived NBC television drama series Kings, which was based on the biblical story of David.^ Kings is a TV series based on the Biblical story of King David .
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^ In 2009 he starred in the NBC series Kings as King Silas Benjamin.

^ And the Michael Green-penned "Kings" is loosely based on the story of King David.
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His portrayal of King Silas Benjamin, an analogue of King Saul, was highly praised, with one critic saying "Whenever 'Kings' seems to falter, McShane appears to put bite marks all over the scenery."[3] McShane appears in The Pillars of the Earth, based on Ken Follet’s best selling novel, and 44 Inch Chest, a drama co-starring Ray Winstone, who executive produces along with McShane. .Another 2009 film is Paramount's Case 39, where he plays a detective opposite Reneé Zellweger.^ Case 39 Review (2009) .
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^ Case 39 /Renee Zellweger: Case 39/ .
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^ In 2009, he will star in Paramount's thriller "Case 39," playing a detective opposite Renee Zellweger.
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It has been rumored that McShane will appear as Blackbeard in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. [4]

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