Ian McShane

1942 - Today

Ian McShane

Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor and voice actor. He is known for his television performances, particularly the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994) and as Al Swearengen on the HBO series Deadwood (2004–2006) and its 2019 film continuation, the original series garnering him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama and a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He currently portrays Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian McShane has received more than 7,713,545 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 223rd most popular actor.

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  • 7.7M

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  • 65.86

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  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Television and Movie Roles

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Among actors, Ian McShane ranks 222 out of 8,832Before him are Geoffrey Rush, Pola Negri, Ursula Andress, Julianne Moore, Jerry Lewis, and Paul Walker. After him are Glenn Close, Stellan Skarsgård, Mickey Rourke, Liv Ullmann, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Ernest Borgnine.

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Among people born in 1942, Ian McShane ranks 26Before him are Brian Jones, Calvin Klein, Joe Biden, Daniel Barenboim, Ehud Barak, and Lou Reed. After him are Ted Kaczynski, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Mohamed ElBaradei, Javier Solana, Jochen Rindt, and Peter Handke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McShane ranks 350 out of 5,347Before him are Frederick Soddy (1877), Ælla of Northumbria (800), William Wordsworth (1770), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Enid Blyton (1897), and John Bowlby (1907). After him are Nicholas Winton (1909), Mary of Teck (1867), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Roger Penrose (1931), Joshua Reynolds (1723), and Thomas Carlyle (1795).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian McShane ranks 33Before him are Benny Hill (1924), David Suchet (1946), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Gary Oldman (1958), Peter Sellers (1925), and Angela Lansbury (1925). After him are Jeremy Irons (1948), Timothy Dalton (1946), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Patrick Stewart (1940), Donald Pleasence (1919), and David Niven (1910).