Ian Mcshane – Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m)
Weight 70 kg (154.3 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Nickname Lovejoy
Gender Male
Age 81 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth September 29, 1942
Full Name Ian David McShane
Profession Actor
Nationality English
Birthplace Blackburn, United Kingdom
Religion Not Known
Zodiac Sign Libra

Ian McShane (born on 29 September 1942) in Blackburn, England. He is an English actor. He is best known for his TV performances, especially as the lead role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994). From 2004 to 2006, he played the lead role of Al Swearengen in the series Deadwood. Later, he reprises his role in the film Deadwood (2019).


He starred as Mr. Wednesday in the series American Gods (2017–2021). McShane won the Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actor – TV series for the original series of Deadwood. He received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Ian McShane was nominated for the film “Deadwood” for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding TV Movie as a producer.

McShane joined the film industry in 1962. He made his first film debut as Harry Brown in “The Wild and the Willing” (1962). In 1969, he played the role of Charlie Cartwright in “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”.

He starred as Wolfe Lissner in Villain (1971) and acted as Teddy Bass in Sexy Beast (2000). After that, he played Frank Powell in Hot Rod (2007). In the same year, Ian McShane acted as Captain Hook in Shrek the Third. Later, he performed as Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda (2008). He starred as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). In 2014, McShane played the role of Winston in the John Wick film series.

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Ian McShane Education

School: Stretford Grammar School

Ian McShane Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994)[5] and as Al Swearengen on the HBO series Deadwood (2004–2006) and its 2019 film continuation.


Movie: The Wild and the Willing
TV Show: Spanner in the Grass Works

Net Worth: USD $10 million approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: Harry McShane

Mother: Irene Cowley

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Gwen Humble (m. 1980), Ruth Post (m. 1970–1976), Suzan Farmer (m. 1965–1968)

No. of Children: 2 (Two)

Son: Morgan McShane

Daughter: Kate McShane

Past Relationships:

Sylvia Kristel (1977 – 1980)

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Who is Ian McShane?

Ian McShane is an English actor, born on 29 September, 1942 in Blackburn, United Kingdom.

How old is Ian McShane?

Ian McShane is 81 years old as of February 2024.

How tall is Ian McShane?

Ian McShane is 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m).

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