Ian McShane

Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor. Although he has appeared in numerous films, it is by his television roles that he is generally known, starting with the BBC's Lovejoy (1986–94) and particularly in the HBO Western drama Deadwood (2004–06). He starred as King Silas Benjamin in NBC series Kings and as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ian McShane, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Golden Compass (2007)

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five -- Tigress ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  John Stevenson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Jackie Chan

Battle of Britain (1969)

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

Nemesis Game (2003)

Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Warn
CAST:  Carly Pope  •  Ian McShane  •  Adrian Paul  •  Rena Owen

Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Warn
CAST:  Carly Pope  •  Ian McShane  •  Adrian Paul  •  Rena Owen

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

Sexy Beast (2001)

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ian McShane  •  Amanda Redman

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ian McShane  •  Amanda Redman

Shrek the Third (2007)

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Miller
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Miller
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

We Are Marshall (2006)

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Matthew Fox  •  Anthony Mackie  •  David Strathairn

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Matthew Fox  •  Anthony Mackie  •  David Strathairn

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks must get closer to cute classmate Natalie in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Hilary Duff  •  Angie Harmon  •  Keith David

Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks must get closer to cute classmate Natalie in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Frankie Muniz  •  Hilary Duff  •  Angie Harmon  •  Keith David

Sitting Target (1972)

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Jill St. John  •  Ian McShane  •  Edward Woodward

Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Jill St. John  •  Ian McShane  •  Edward Woodward

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

A group of travelers from the United States race through seven countries in 18 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Ian McShane  •  Mildred Natwick  •  Murray Hamilton

A group of travelers from the United States race through seven countries in 18 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Ian McShane  •  Mildred Natwick  •  Murray Hamilton

Villain (1971)

In 1970s London, Scotland Yard orchestrates the downfall of mob boss Vic Dakin after he crosses the line by blackmailing Members of Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Ian McShane  •  Nigel Davenport  •  Donald Sinden

In 1970s London, Scotland Yard orchestrates the downfall of mob boss Vic Dakin after he crosses the line by blackmailing Members of Parliament.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Ian McShane  •  Nigel Davenport  •  Donald Sinden

Coraline (2009)

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When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Dawn French

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Jennifer Saunders  •  Dawn French

Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998)

A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janet Greek
CAST:  Jerry Doyle  •  Tracy Scoggins  •  Jeff Conaway  •  Richard Biggs

A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janet Greek
CAST:  Jerry Doyle  •  Tracy Scoggins  •  Jeff Conaway  •  Richard Biggs

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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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

Code Name: Diamond Head (1977)

A failed Quinn Martin pilot for a series starring a Hawaii-based government counter intelligence agency run by the indomitable Aunt Mary. In this, his only adventure, Diamond Head has to prevent the evil Tree from stealing a deadly nerve toxin gas and selling it to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Roy Thinnes  •  France Nuyen  •  Zulu  •  Ward Costello

A failed Quinn Martin pilot for a series starring a Hawaii-based government counter intelligence agency run by the indomitable Aunt Mary. In this, his only adventure, Diamond Head has to prevent the evil Tree from stealing a deadly nerve toxin gas and selling it to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Roy Thinnes  •  France Nuyen  •  Zulu  •  Ward Costello

Man and Boy (2002)

When television executive Harry has a one-night-stand, his wife Gina walks out on him, leaving Harry to look after the couple's young son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Curtis
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Elizabeth Mitchell  •  Ian McShane  •  Shelley Conn

When television executive Harry has a one-night-stand, his wife Gina walks out on him, leaving Harry to look after the couple's young son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Curtis
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Elizabeth Mitchell  •  Ian McShane  •  Shelley Conn

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

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After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Sanders
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Sam Claflin

After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Sanders
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Chris Hemsworth  •  Sam Claflin

The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)

Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor  •  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Tony Denison  •  Charles Haid

Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jud Taylor  •  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Tony Denison  •  Charles Haid

Cuban Fury (2014)

Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Griffiths
CAST:  Chris O'Dowd  •  Ian McShane  •  Rashida Jones  •  Nick Frost

Beneath Bruce Garrett's under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Griffiths
CAST:  Chris O'Dowd  •  Ian McShane  •  Rashida Jones  •  Nick Frost
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