Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1975 he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal for his stage performance. McNally's most notable stage performances in London's West End include his appearance as Alan Bennett opposite Maggie Smith in 'The Lady in the Van' and opposite Juliette Binoche in 'Naked'. He also starred as Richard in Terry Johnson's 'Dead Funny' at the Savoy Theatre. Since 1976 McNally has been involved in numerous TV productions beginning with his portrayal of the Roman ruler Castor, son of Tiberius, in the acclaimed BBC history series I, Claudius (1976) and his portrayal of Drake Carne in the popular series Poldark (1975). His career on television ascended after his work in Masada (1981) and in the cult TV series Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma (1984). During the 1980s and 1990s McNally established himself as a reputable and versatile actor on both the British and American TV. He played a broad variety of leading and supporting characters ranging from the Soviet politician Kirov in Stalin (1992) to homicide detective Jack Taylor in Chiller (1995), and from an insecure son, Alan Hook, in TV series Dad (1997) to a convicted murderer James Hopkin in Bloodlines (2005). His ...

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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

MusicalSlow movingSleep-throughRomantic

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Miranda Richardson

Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Miranda Richardson

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

AdventurousAction-packedFunnyEnjoyable

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 18th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley

Conspiracy (2001)

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Colin Firth  •  Ian McNeice

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Colin Firth  •  Ian McNeice

Cry Freedom (1987)

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Kevin Kline  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Kate Hardie

A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Kevin Kline  •  Penelope Wilton  •  Kate Hardie

De-Lovely (2004)

From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Kevin McNally

From Paris to Venice to Broadway to Hollywood, the lives of Cole Porter and his wife, Linda were never less than glamorous and wildly unconventional. And though Cole's thirst for life strained their marriage, Linda never stopped being his muse, inspiring some of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Kevin McNally

Entrapment (1999)

Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Sean Connery  •  Ving Rhames  •  Will Patton

Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Sean Connery  •  Ving Rhames  •  Will Patton

Irish Jam (2006)

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Eyres
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Christopher Dunne  •  Anna Friel  •  Dudley Sutton

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Eyres
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Christopher Dunne  •  Anna Friel  •  Dudley Sutton

Johnny English (2003)

FunnyFunSimpleWeird

A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Malkovich  •  Natalie Imbruglia  •  Tasha de Vasconcelos

A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Malkovich  •  Natalie Imbruglia  •  Tasha de Vasconcelos

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Action-packedAdventurousCleverEpic

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Chow Yun-Fat

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

FunnyAction-packedBrilliant

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Keira Knightley  •  Bill Nighy

Scoop (2006)

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Geoff Bell  •  Christopher Fulford

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Geoff Bell  •  Christopher Fulford

Sliding Doors (1998)

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London publicist Helen, effortlessly slides between parallel storylines that show what happens when she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into focus as the two stories ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  John Hannah  •  John Lynch  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

London publicist Helen, effortlessly slides between parallel storylines that show what happens when she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into focus as the two stories ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  John Hannah  •  John Lynch  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

Spice World (1997)

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Mel B  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

The Long Good Friday (1980)

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Mackenzie
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Helen Mirren  •  Paul Freeman  •  Dave King

In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future Olympic Games. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Mackenzie
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Helen Mirren  •  Paul Freeman  •  Dave King

Enigma (1982)

Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Brigitte Fossey  •  Sam Neill  •  Derek Jacobi

Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Brigitte Fossey  •  Sam Neill  •  Derek Jacobi

Abraham (1993)

This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Vittorio Gassman  •  Carolina Rosi

This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Vittorio Gassman  •  Carolina Rosi

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Action-packedFunAdventurous

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McShane  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Geoffrey Rush

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Ian McShane  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Geoffrey Rush

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

The Raven (2012)

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James McTeigue
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Luke Evans  •  Alice Eve  •  Brendan Gleeson

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James McTeigue
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Luke Evans  •  Alice Eve  •  Brendan Gleeson

The Challenger (2013)

When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Brian Dennehy

When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Brian Dennehy
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