Ian David McShane made his film debut in ‘The Wild & the Willing’ (1962), while his first TV-series was ‘Redcap’ (1964).
McShane featured in films ‘Sky West & Crooked’ (1965), ‘Battle of Britain’ (1989), and as the protagonist in the series ‘You Can’t Win’ (1966) and the TV-play ‘Whose Life is it Anyway?’ (1972). He also appeared in series ‘Wuthering Heights’ (1967), ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ (1977), ‘Disraeli’ (1978). He then starred in films ‘Freelance,’ ‘Villain’ (both 1971), ‘Ransom’ (1974), ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ (1979), and ‘Sexy Beast’ (2000).
McShane provided voice in ‘Shrek the Third’ (2007), ‘Coraline’ (2009), and earned nominations for ‘Kung Fu Panda’ (2008). He then starred in ‘Babylon 5: The River of Souls’ (1998), ‘The Golden Compass’ (2007), ‘Hot Rod’ (2007), ‘Death Race’ (2008). He then appeared in the series ‘The West Wing’ (2002), the miniseries ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ (2010), ‘Game of Thrones’ (2016), and earned praise for ‘Kings’ (2009).
McShane won nominations for ‘Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ (2011), and featured in ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ (2013), ‘Deadwood: The Movie’ (2019), and many more.
The third installment of the adrenaline raising crime-thriller, the film continues with the story of John Wick, a retired assassin on a near unstoppable path of revenge. But this time he is on the run with a $14 million price tag on his head. Excommunicated by the High Table for killing one of its members, tired and injured, he must somehow reach the Elder, the only man who can save him.
Legendary assassin John Wick's retirement plan is delayed again after he is forced to honor an unbreakable promise he had made to Italian crime lord Santino D'Antonio for a past favor. Embarking on a mission to assassinate D'Antonio's sister, a ruthless high-tier mafia, he finds himself surrounded by several assassins who are after a large bounty on his head.
This romantic drama film revolves around a girl who is blamed for an accident in which her friend was killed. She is neglected by society, but years later, she finds romance in a gypsy boy, who falls for her.
In 1940, German Luftwaffe begins a series of concentrated aerial attacks to establish air superiority over England. The dedicated pilots of Britain’s RAF face terrible odds, yet repeatedly take to the skies in a desperate battle to stop the outnumbering German Luftwaffe from taking over English skies. Finally, the aggressive counter-attack by the determined RAF succeeds in fending off the Nazi invasion of England.
Performance is a crime drama film which tells the story of a hoodlum named Chas, who kills a rival in self-defense. Now he must flee from both the law as well as his boss. Eventually, he finds himself in a house owned by Turner, a former rock star who lives with his female companions. The latter is fascinated by his criminal life.
Retired assassin John Wick is nursing a broken heart following the untimely death of his wife Helen when a group of Russian gangsters come to his home to steal his car and also kills his puppy Daisy, a parting gift from Helen. Furious, he makes a comeback and tracks down the miscreants, leaving a trail of blood behind.
In the 1970s London, gangster Vic Daikin is violent, brutal and mother-obsessed. He moves from his usual protection/extortion rackets and plans an ambitious robbery of a factory payroll. He goes ahead to blackmail a Member of Parliament. However, Scotland Yard Police Inspector Bob Matthews is after him and may eventually bring about Daikin’s downfall.
Gal is a retired gangster who has decided to leave his criminal life behind. However, his former boss returns and threatens him and forces him to carry out one last heist. Gal is forced to listen to him, in order to protect the woman whom he loves.
Set in the backdrop of the 1971 plane crash that killed 75 Marshal University football players, staff members and fans, the film focuses on Jack Lengyel, the new coach, who with the help of a few surviving members, sets out to rebuild the team. Thus he not only keeps the university’s football program alive, but also heals the grieving community.
The film is based on the Celtic legend Tam-Lin. Michaela Cazaret is a glamorous, enigmatic, old woman who uses her riches and witchcraft to keep herself surrounded with young admirers. Her favorite amongst them, an artist called Tom Lynn, gets captivated by local vicar’s daughter Janet Ainsley, which makes Michaela jealous. Tom has aroused the witch’s wrath. Can Janet’s innocence save him?
Nine Lives is a drama film which revolves around nine different women, as they struggle and try to deal with various problems in their lives, such as parent-child relationships, illness, death, etc.
Rod Kimble is a self-proclaimed stuntman who wants to live up-to the legacy of his deceased stuntman father; but gets only mockery from step-father Frank. When Frank needs heart surgery, Rod plans to raise money by his biggest stunt yet - jumping over 15 school buses with moped. Also, his secret crush, Denise is back home. Can he manage to avoid humiliation?
Harry, a British student from a service-class family falls in love with Virginia, his professor's unhappy wife. But is it as easy as it seems?
Even after death investigative reporter, Joe Strombel, decides to communicate with an awkward journalism student Sondra Pranksy, to expose a serial killer known as the Tarot Card Killer. Unfortunately, the prime suspect, British aristocrat, Lyman, proves to be more than a match for Sondra and her ally magician Sid Waterman.
The fourth film of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series, the movie revolves around Captain Jack Sparrow and his search for the Fountain of Youth. He eventually has to confront the infamous pirate named Blackbeard.
Set in the times of unemployment and economic turmoil, the film follows the life of ironworker Jensen Ames, who is falsely accused of murder. Sent to the Terminal Island, the ruthless Warden Hennessey gives option of competing in prison’s dreadfully dangerous car race as masked Frankenstein to gain freedom, or continue endless imprisonment. Watched by millions, he participates in the 3-stage death race.
Based on old English fairy tales, the live-action adaptation tells the story of a young farm boy, Jack, who gains some magic beans which open a doorway into the forbidden sky realm of giants. Jack must find a way to stop the giants from reclaiming Earth and also rescue Princess Isabelle from them.
Social worker, Emily Jenkins, saves Lillith Sullivan from being burned alive by her parents. Emily takes Lillith home to take care of her but soon finds that everyone close to her, who comes in contact with Lillith starts dying. When Emily confronts Lillith’s parents, she finds out that Lillith is actually a succubus like demon and Emily must kill her.
Sally is a beautiful young woman who moves to London to pursue a career in modeling. She moves in with two other young women, and starts living a carefree life of parties and romantic encounters.
Cuban Fury is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a young dancer who loses his self-confidence after being bullied. Several years later, he decides to awaken the dancer within him in order to impress his boss.
Ravenna, a powerful sorceress, seduces King Magnus to become his queen, but kills him on their wedding night to seize power and imprisons his daughter Snow White. The princess manages to escape, but Ravenna sends a huntsman to bring her back as princess is key to her immortality and is destined to overthrow Ravenna from the throne.
In a parallel universe where the ruling power detests free thinkers, an unknown group is kidnapping children. An orphan joins a bunch of sailors, on their way to the far North, to look for the missing children. This fantasy adventure is based on the 1995 book Northern Lights.
In the 8th century, Horvath, one of magician Merlin’s three disciples, betrays him and joins evil sorceress Morgana le Fay. Balthazar, his other student, imprisons the two in a magic prison and is told by a dying Merlin to find The Prime Merlinean, the only one capable of killing Morgana. Centuries later, Balthazar finds Dave, who reluctantly becomes his apprentice.
Alcoholic, dim-witted Nobby Butcher lives in Grimsby. When he reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian, who is a top MI6 agent, he accidentally foils Sebastian’s attempts to stop a sinister plot. On the run from both the MI6 and criminals, Sebastian must take Nobby’s help to prove his innocence and save his life.
Howard is an American engineer living in Istanbul, who is targeted for assassination, as he has made contributions to the Turkish Navy. Eventually he manages to escape with the help of police Colonel Haki, and decides to board a ship to safety from his hotel. On board, one of the passengers seem suspicious.
Greek demigod Hercules, haunted by his tragic past, now leads a band of mercenaries consisting of five loyal followers, and takes any job offered for gold. However, when he is approached by King Cotys of Thrace and his daughter Ergenia to train an army of blood-thirsty soldiers, he must seek out the little conscience left within him.
The story is based on the last section of The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, the third and final novel of the d'Artagnan series written by Alexandre Dumas. The film focuses on the palace intrigues in seventeenth century France and how a somewhat aged d'Artagnan helps the king to vanquish his enemies.
Colin Diamond is a successful car salesman who suffers an emotional breakdown after finding out that his wife is having an affair. His friends convince him to kidnap his wife’s lover, and then torture and kill the man. They also agree to help him in his mission, hoping that they can help him restore his wounded ego.
Leaving her rural Wisconsin background behind, Elizabeth Carlson moves to New York City and takes up a career as a fashion model. She meets and falls for unfathomable violinist, Daniel Jelline, and soon after, realizes that the musician actually is an espionage agent striving to bring terrorist, Rivas, to justice. Inadvertently, Elizabeth becomes a part of a dangerous international undercover scheme.
Ordeal by Innocence is a mystery film which tells the story of an Englishman, Dr Arthur Calgary, who finds that a man he knew, was executed for the murder of his adoptive mother. He decides to prove that the man was innocent and begins an investigation of his own.
Hellboy is a superhero film which tells the story of Hellboy, a supernatural being, who protects the Earth along with the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. He faces the Blood Queen, an ancient sorceress, whose goal is the destruction of the world.
A neurotic American man living in Rome, consults with a psychiatrist about his several fears, and his poor relationship with his wife. However, things turn complicated as his psychiatrist is also equally neurotic.
Yesterday’s Hero is a musical drama film which tells the story of an alcoholic former soccer star who decides that he needs to make a comeback. To get back to the game, he gets help from his ex-girlfriend, who is now a rock star, as well as her partner.
Cody Banks is trained to become a spy for the CIA, after which he is assigned to befriend a young woman Natalie. His task is to gain access to her scientist father, as he is working for an organization that is producing deadly nanobots.
Will Stanton is an ordinary man living an ordinary life, but his life takes an interesting turn when he learns that he is part of a clan of immortal warriors who have been fighting dark forces for a long time.
Along with his sister, a young boy who wants to become a great warrior, is kidnapped, and is taken away from home to a world where injustice prevails.
Alone and bored in the old house her parents recently moved into, 11-year-old Coraline discovers a secret passageway to a better version of her home where everybody has buttons for eyes. After she refuses her Other Mother's horrible offer to sew buttons in her eyes, she is imprisoned and must flee before her soul is trapped there forever.
Set in a fictional version of ancient China populated by talking animals, the computer-animated wuxia film follows the adventures of a panda named Po, who is a kung fu enthusiast, and his fight with an evil kung fu warrior named Tai Lung.
King Harold of Far, Far Away land is dying and Shrek is unwilling to wear the crown. So he sets out with Donkey and Puss in Boots, to bring the King’s nephew, Artie, back from magic school and crown him instead. In his absence, the evil Prince Charming with his army takes over the land. Shrek, Artie and Fiona must now defeat the villain and regain the kingdom.
Ian McShane Awards
|Deadwood||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||2005|