Ian McShane

Ian McShane

British actor
Ian David McShane is a British actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly as the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy, Al Swearengen in Deadwood and its 2019 film continuation, as well as Mr. Wednesday in American Gods.Wikipedia
BornSeptember 29, 1942
HometownBlackburn, United Kingdom
Net worth$10 million
Height5'7" (1.71m)
SpouseGwen Humble, Ruth Post, Suzan Farmer
PartnerSylvia Kristel, Sylvia Kristel
ChildrenKate McShane, Morgan McShane
ParentsHarry McShane


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‘He liked antiques and women – but not antique women’: Why the BBC should bring back Lovejoy

  • A beloved British drama from the 1980s is soon returning to our screens. Its enigmatically rugged, leather-jacketed hero became a firm housewives’ favourite. Its sun-dappled setting was a feast for the eyes. But enough about the imminent Bergerac reboot. How about reviving another of the era’s classics, the much-missed Lovejoy? Happily for TV commissioners, original star Ian McShane knows exactly how to do it.


Lance Reddick hailed ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ co-stars as ‘family’

Lance Reddick said in what seems to have been his final interview he formed such as close bond with his ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ co-stars Keanu Reeves and Ian McShane they felt like his “family”.
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2011Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeThe Pillars of the EarthNominated
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwoodNominated
2006Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesDeadwoodNominated
2005Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaDeadwoodWinner
2005Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesDeadwoodNominated