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Ian McShane

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Ian David McShane (born 29 September 1942) is an English actor, producer and director. He is known for his television performances, particularly as the title role in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994), Al Swearengen in Deadwood (2004–2006) and its 2019 film continuation, as well as Mr. Wednesday in American Gods (2017–2021). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian McShane has received more than 10,281,151 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Ian McShane is the 239th most popular actor (down from 237th in 2019), the 330th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 341st in 2019) and the 39th most popular British Actor.

Ian McShane is most famous for his role as Blackbeard in the TV series "Black Sails" and as Al Swearengen in the TV series "Deadwood."

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  • 67.53

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  • 73

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ian McShane ranks 239 out of 9,996Before him are Mireille Darc, Willem Dafoe, Jessica Lange, Viggo Mortensen, Kim Basinger, and George Clooney. After him are Stellan Skarsgård, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Montgomery Clift, Annie Girardot, and Glenn Close.

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Among people born in 1942, Ian McShane ranks 29Before him are Brian Wilson, Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, Calvin Klein, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and Werner Herzog. After him are John Wayne Gacy, Javier Solana, Giorgio Agamben, Ehud Barak, José Eduardo dos Santos, and Jochen Rindt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McShane ranks 330 out of 7,765Before him are Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), George Eliot (1819), G. K. Chesterton (1874), William Crookes (1832), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220). After him are Rudolf Abel (1903), Gertrude Bell (1868), Anne, Princess Royal (1950), Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Rod Stewart (1945), and Henry Moseley (1887).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian McShane ranks 39Before him are David Suchet (1946), Peter Ustinov (1921), Patrick Stewart (1940), John Hurt (1940), Benny Hill (1924), and Jacqueline Bisset (1944). After him are Colin Firth (1960), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Sam Neill (1947), Angela Lansbury (1925), and David Niven (1910).

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