|Born||in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Ian David McShane|
|Height||5′ 7½” (1.71 m)|
Ian McShane, the classically educated, award-winning actor who has captured the attention and appreciation of audiences and critics worldwide with his memorable gallery of scoundrels, kings, mobsters, and thugs, is a natural at portraying nuanced anti-heroes and charming heavies.
He is most recognized for his roles on television, including the main character in the BBC series Lovejoy (1986–1994), Al Swearengen in Deadwood (2004–2006) and its 2019 film continuation, and Mr. Wednesday in American Gods (2017–2021). McShane received the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work on the initial series of Deadwood.