Born: September 29,1942
Spouse: Suzan Farmer,Ruth Post,Gwen Humble
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Biography: More than a persona of the silver screen, Ian McShane is more commonly recognized for his TV roles, most prominently his role in BBC’s Lovejoy (1986-94). He is also known (in the United States) as Al Swearengen in HBO’s Deadwood (2004-06). His more prominent roles include King Silas Benjamin in NBC’s Kings, Bishop Waleran in The Pillars of the Earth, Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda, and Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama, for his role as Al Swearengen in Deadwood. His other notable roles include Robert Bryson, Ph.D. in Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Captain Hook in Shrek the Third, Iofur Raknison (known as Ragnar Sturlusson in the film) in The Golden Compass, and Mr. Bobinsky, the strange Russian neighbor in Coraline. He has been married thrice, and has two daughters from his second wife.