Ian McShane

Ian McShane

Ian McShane  English Actor

Who is is he dating right now?

Gwen Humble and Ian McShane are married.


Ian McShane was previously married to Ruth Post (1970 - 1976) and Suzan Farmer (1965 - 1968).

He has been in a relationship with Sylvia Kristel (1977 - 1980).


Ian McShane is a 74 year old English Actor. Born Ian David McShane on 29th September, 1942 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK and educated at Stretford Grammar School, Davyhulme, Lancashire, he is famous for Lovejoy in a career that spans 1962–present. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Ian McShane has been in an on-screen matchup with Linda Gray in Dallas (1978).

Ian McShane is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Lancashire, English male voice actors and 21st-century English male actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 37 years, 10 months 15 years, 3 months 3 years
Dating1 3 years - -
Total4 37 years, 10 months 12 years, 3 months 3 years


First Name Ian
Middle Name David
Last Name McShane
Full Name at Birth Ian David McShane
Alternative Name Al Swearengen, Ian David Mcshane
Age 74 years
Birthday 29th September, 1942
Birthplace Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School Stretford Grammar School, Davyhulme, Lancashire
University Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Text Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Lovejoy
Year(s) Active 1962–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Celebrity Group (London), Independent Talent Group Ltd. (London)
Brand Endorsement (2002) TV commercial: "Yours" magazine, (2002) TV commercial: Royal Mail, (June 2012) TV commercial "Timekeeper of the US Open" (Golf) for Rolex Timepieces (voiceover).
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/590/000056422/, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Ian-McShane/

Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor, voice actor, director, and producer. Despite appearing in numerous films, he is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy (1986–1994) and HBO's drama series Deadwood (2004–2006). He also starred as King Silas Benjamin in the NBC series Kings, Bishop Waleran in The Pillars of the Earth, Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda, and as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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Ian McShane74 LibraActor
Gwen Humble62 SagittariusActress
Sylvia Kristel60 LibraActress
Ruth Post-
Suzan Farmer74 GeminiActress




American Gods2017Mr. WednesdayTV Show
John Wick: Chapter Two2017WinstonMovie
The Brothers Grimsby2016MI6 Spy Boss (uncredited)Movie
Doctor Thorne2016Sir Roger ScatcherdTV Show
One2016Narrator (voice)Movie
Vital Signs2016VengeanceMovie
Bolden!2015Judge PerryMovie
El Niño2014InglésMovie
Cuban Fury2014Ron ParfittMovie
John Wick2014WinstonMovie
The Man on Carrion Road2014LelandMovie
Jack the Giant Slayer2013King BrahmwellMovie
Ray Donovan2013Andrew FinneyTV Show
Snow White and the Huntsman2012BeithMovie
Game of Thrones2011Brother RayTV Show
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011BlackbeardMovie
American Horror Story2011Leigh EmersonTV Show
The Sorcerer's Apprentice2010Narrator (voice, uncredited)Movie
The Pillars of the Earth2010Waleran BigodTV Show
44 Inch Chest2009MeredithMovie
Case 392009Detective BarronMovie
Coraline2009Mr. Sergei Alexander BobinskyMovie
Kings2009King Silas BenjaminTV Show
Death Race2008CoachMovie
Kung Fu Panda2008Tai LungMovie
Hot Rod2007Frank PowellMovie
Shrek the Third2007Captain HookMovie
The Golden Compass2007Ragnar SturlussonMovie
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising2007Merriman LyonMovie
Scoop2006Joe StrombelMovie
We Are Marshall2006Paul GriffenMovie
Nine Lives2005LarryMovie
Deadwood2004Al SwearengenTV Show
Agent Cody Banks2003BrinkmanMovie
Nemesis Game2003Jeff NovakMovie
Trust2003Alan Cooper-FozzardTV Show
Bollywood Queen2002FrankMovie
Man and Boy2002Marty MannTV Movie
The Twilight Zone2002ChandlerTV Show
In Deep2001Jamie LambTV Show
Thieves2001JackTV Show
Sexy Beast2000Teddy BassMovie
D.R.E.A.M. Team1999Oliver MaxwellTV Movie
SpongeBob SquarePants1999GordonTV Show
The West Wing1999Russian Negotiator Nikolai IvanovichTV Show
Babylon 5: The River of Souls1998Robert Bryson, Ph.D.TV Movie
Madson1996John MadsonTV Show
Soul Survivors1995Otis CookeTV Movie
The Naked Truth1995Leland BanksTV Show
White Goods1994Ian DeeganTV Movie
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception1990Andre MarchandTV Movie
Chillers1990Steven CastleTV Show
Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin1989Charles Chaplin SnrTV Show
Dick Francis: Blood Sport1989David ClevelandTV Movie
Dick Francis: In the Frame1989David ClevelandTV Movie
Dick Francis: Twice Shy1989David ClevelandTV Movie
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story1988Roger BushellTV Movie
War and Remembrance1988Philip RuleTV Show
Dirty Dozen: The Series1988LindbergerTV Show
Chain Letter1988The Messenger of DeathTV Movie
Grand Larceny1987FlanaganMovie
CBS Summer Playhouse1987MarburyTV Show
The Murders in the Rue Morgue1986Prefect of PoliceTV Movie
Lovejoy1986LovejoyTV Show
Ordeal by Innocence1985Philip DurrantMovie
Too Scared to Scream1985Vincent HardwickMovie
A.D.1985SejanusTV Show
Braker1985Alan RoswellTV Movie
Evergreen1985Paul LernerTV Show
A Month in the Country1985BeliayevTV Movie
Miami Vice1984Gen. Manuel BorbonTV Show
Exposed1983Greg MillerMovie
Grace Kelly1983Prince Rainier of MonacoTV Movie
Bare Essence1983Niko TheophilusTV Show
Marco Polo1982Ali Ben YussoufTV Show
The Letter1982GeoffTV Movie
Cheaper to Keep Her1981Dr. Alfred SunshineMovie
American Playhouse1981Willy WaxTV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980Edwin ClutterbuckTV Show
The Fifth Musketeer1979FouquetMovie
The Great Riviera Bank Robbery1979The BrainMovie
Yesterday's Hero1979Rod TurnerMovie
Minder1979Jack LastTV Show
Disraeli: Portrait of a Romantic1978Benjamin DisraeliTV Show
Life of Shakespeare1978Christopher MarloweTV Show
The Pirate1978RashidTV Movie
Dallas1978Don LockwoodTV Show
Jesus of Nazareth1977Judas IscariotTV Show
The Fantastic Journey1977Sir James CamdenTV Show
Code Name: Diamond Head1977Sean DonovanTV Movie
Most Wanted1976Colin WyattTV Show
Journey Into Fear1975BanatMovie
Matt Helm1975PaulTV Show
Space: 19991975Anton ZorefTV Show
The Lives of Jenny Dolan1975SaundersTV Movie
The Terrorists1974Ray PetrieMovie
Police Woman1974Dan MarksonTV Show
The Last of Sheila1973AnthonyMovie
Sitting Target1972Birdy WilliamsMovie
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981 film)1972Ken HarrisonTV Movie
Left Hand of Gemini1972Movie
Villain1971Wolfe LissnerMovie
Columbo1971Leland St. JohnTV Show
Performance1970Noel - Black MusicanMovie
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You1970Fred C. DobbsMovie
The Devil's Widow1970Tom LynnMovie
Battle of Britain1969Sgt. Pilot AndyMovie
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium1969Charlie CartwrightMovie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Ken HarrisonTV Show
Rogues' Gallery1968David GarrickTV Show
Armchair Thriller1967CurtisTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967DerekTV Show
Wuthering Heights1967HeathcliffTV Show
You Can't Win1966Joe LunnTV Show
Gypsy Girl1965RoibinMovie
The Pleasure Girls1965Keith DexterMovie
Redcap1964Sapper RussellTV Show
The Wednesday Play1964FrankTV Show
The Sullavan Brothers1964David HemmingTV Show
Love Story1963George MasonTV Show
First Night1963MaxTV Show
Young and Willing1962Harry BrownMovie
Z Cars1962Barry HepworthTV Show
Armchair Theatre1956Geoffrey, Roddy CainTV Show
ITV Play of the Week1955MickTV Show
The Ballad of Jimmy McCabeJoe PadgettMovie
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Susan Marshall.Jun 8, 2013

Was in Ian Mcshane's Fan Club in the 1970s when I lived in Richmond, Surrey. But my favourite work was Lovejoy. Sorry, Susan.

karentatertotJan 28, 2013

I loved all of the Pirates' movies! Thanks for your work

2cool4you678Mar 25, 2010


juiceMar 22, 2010

this dude was born the same day as meh. great actor

David NeveDec 31, 2007

The way that Ian McShane pitches his dialogue not only to his fellow cast members but to us (the audience) is quite remarkable. This is especially true in his captivating performances as Lovejoy.

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