Ian David McShane
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Birth date
September 29, 1942 (1942-09-29) (age 79)
Actor, voice artist, comedian
Active Years

Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor, voice artist, and comedian. He appeared in films such as Battle of Britain, Sitting Target, The Sexy Beast, Scoop (2006), The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, The Golden Compass, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and John Wick. He voiced Captain Hook in Shrek the Third and Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda.

Early life

Ian McShane was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, to parents Irene (née Cowley) and Harry McShane. His father was Scottish and his mother was of English and Irish descent. He attended Stretford Grammar School.


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Year Title Role Notes
1962 The Wild and the Willing Harry Brown
1965 The Pleasure Girls Keith Dexter
1966 Sky West and Crooked Roibin
1967 Wuthering Heights Heathcliff
1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Charlie Cartwright
1969 Battle of Britain Sgt. Pilot Andy
1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Fred C. Dobbs
1970 Tam-Lin (film) Tom Lynn
1971 Freelance Mitch
1971 Villain Wolfe Lissner
1972 Left Hand of Gemini Unknown
1972 Sitting Target Birdy Williams
1973 The Last of Sheila Anthony
1975 Ransom Ray Petrie
1975 Journey into Fear Banat
1977 Code Name: Diamond Head Sean Donovan
1979 The Great Riviera Bank Robbery The Brain
1979 The Fifth Musketeer Fouquet
1979 Yesterday's Hero Rod Turner
1981 Cheaper to Keep Her Dr. Alfred Sunshine
1983 Exposed Greg Miller
1985 Ordeal by Innocence Philip Durant
1985 Too Scared to Scream Vincent Hardwick
1985 Torchlight Sidney
1987 Grand Larceny Flanagan
1999 Babylon 5: The River of Souls Robert Bryson, Ph.D.
2000 Sexy Beast Teddy Bass
2002 Bollywood Queen Frank
2003 Agent Cody Banks Dr. Brinkman
2003 Nemesis Game Jeff Novak
2005 Nine Lives Larry
2006 Scoop Joe Strombel
2006 We Are Marshall Paul Griffen
2007 Shrek the Third Captain Hook Voice
2007 Hot Rod Frank Powell
2007 The Seeker Merriman Lyon
2007 The Golden Compass Ragnar Sturlusson
2008 Kung Fu Panda Tai Lung Voice
2008 Death Race Coach
2009 Coraline Mr. Bobinsky Voice
2009 Case 39 Detective Mike Barron
2009 44 Inch Chest Meredith Also executive producer
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Narrator Uncredited
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Blackbeard
2012 Snow White & the Huntsman Beith
2013 Jack the Giant Slayer King Brahmwell
2014 Cuban Fury Ron Parfitt
2014 Hercules Amphiaraus
2014 John Wick Winston
2014 El Niño El Inglés
2015 Bolden! Judge Perry
2015 Bilal Umayya Voice
2016 Grimsby MI6 Head
2017 John Wick 2 Winston Filming

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