Ian David McShane, also professionally known as Ian McShane is a British actor, best known for his role in the BBC series Lovejoy and HBO series Deadwood as Al Swearengen. With the professional acting career of fifty-seven years, he has appeared in several films and TV series. In addition, he was nominated for Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award.
The British actor was born on September 29, 1942, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was born to father Harry McShane, a Scottish footballer and mother Irene Cowley, an English citizen.
Ian belongs to English nationality and white by ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra. He was raised in Davyhulme, Manchester. As for education, he studied at Stretford Grammar School.
McShane continued his studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when he became a member of the National Youth Theatre.
McShane married the American actress Gwen Humble on August 30, 1980. The couple is living marital life together for nearly forty-year. They seem to be satisfied with each other without having any contradictions.
The British actor was previously married to actress Suzan Farmer in 1964. The pair lived together four years until they parted their ways in 1968.
After the divorce with Suzan, Ian married model Ruth V. Post in 1968. They became parents of two children Kate and Morgan. The relationship between the partner ruined when McShane was caught having affair with actress Sylvia Kristel whom he met on the set of The Fifth Musketeer.
The British actor is now living a prosperous and harmonious life with the current wife Gwen in Venice, California.
In the professional acting career over fifty years, the American actor is successful in amassing the wealth of about $10 million as of July 2019. The main source of his earnings is from acting in films and TV series.
Like most of the actors, starting from the small role in the entertainment industry and becoming like who is he now, is something that needs persistence. With such quality, he has worked in several hits movies including John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum which accumulated the box office collection of $318.4 million.
Ian started his acting career from the film The Wild and the Willing where he starred as Harry Brown in 1962. Following then, he appeared in the TV series Spanner as the role of Frank Barnes in the Grass Works after two years in 1964.
Some of the several films, he worked are The Pleasure Girls (1965), Battle of Britain (1969), Freelance (1971), Sitting Target (1972), The Fifth Musketeer (1979), Sexy Beast (2000), Shrek the Third (2007), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) and many more.
Recently, the American actor portrayed as Winston in the 2019 action film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. He appeared alongside Keanu Reeves, Jason Mantzoukas, Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Laurence Fishburne, and others.
Similarly, McShane also starred in several TV series including The Fantastic Journey (1976), Will Shakespeare (1978), Bare Essence (1983), American Playboy (1986), Lovejoy (1986, 1991-1994), The Naked Truth (1997), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012), Game of Thrones (2016) and so on.
Ian McShane is a British actor, best known for portraying the role of Al Swearengen on the series Deadwood and Winston on the trilogy of John Wick.
Ian McShane is 76 years old as of July 2019.
Ian McShane is 5 feet 7.5 inches or 1.71 inches.
Ian McShane has a net worth of $10 million as of July 2019.