Of all words in the English dictionary, the one most capable of doing justice to Ian Mcshane is legendary. The British actor has clearly been a joy to watch in his long spanning career. One thing that makes Ian stand out from the rest is his persona and talent, which tend to leave a great impression in the minds of the audience. Albeit, to most Game of Thrones fans, he is an unrepentant spoiler.
When news got out that he would be featured in Game of Thrones and everyone began raving about it, he was quick to let the world know that he had been cast for the role of bringing someone back to life. It quickly sparked outrage among Game of Thrones fans, most of whom called him vile and mean names – a spoiler being the most fitting of all. This contempt led him to clap back at the fanbase, telling them to get a life because the show was just about tits and dragons.
Who Is Ian Mcshane Of Game of Thrones?
Ian Mcshane is a British actor and voice-over artist who was born on the 29th of September, 1942 to Irene and Harry Mcshane in Blackburn, Lancashire. It is known that his mother was of English and Irish descent, and his father, Scottish. He was raised by his parents in Manchester. He had his childhood education at the Stratford grammar school. Upon graduating from Stratford, he attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London England on a quest to know more about acting for the big screen, theatre, and television.
His acting career officially kicked off in 1962, with him appearing as Harry — rebellious young man — in the British romantic Drama, The Wild and the Willing. The success he gained from that movie brought him a lot of attention from audiences, critics and movie lovers in general.
Being a very ambitious person, he moved to the United States of America with the hopes of achieving more success. He enjoyed fame in the US, making an instant impact in the industry. In 1967, he starred in the movie Wuthering Heights, which saw him play the character of Heathcliff. He went on to star in the1969 Deluxe color Romantic comedy If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium playing the role of Charlie. His success became vivid for all to see, so it was unsurprising when he bagged a role in what is considered one of the greatest Mini-series of all time — Roots in 1977.
Ian has since featured in many hit movies, films and television series such as Lovejoy, Deadwood — which he played the role of Al Swearengen, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in which he left his talent to actualize the character of the ever famous Blackbird. He also got cast in the Game of Thrones series as Brother Ray — a former soldier who turned into a spiritual adviser to the Hound. As a result of his badass baritone voice, he began getting offers to do voice-over work, which led to him voicing Captain Hook in Shrek the Third and Tai Lung in the hit animation The Kung Fu Panda.
Just When Ian Mcshane thought he had seen it all, the American Gods script came knocking. He is currently one of the main characters on the Starz created series. He plays the role of Mr. Wednesday — a god. The Series became a hit right after its first season, keeping fans anticipating the second season.
His Net Worth
This British actor, producer, director, and voice-over artist is known for living a high-class life. Despite his age, he loves being very stylish and has a fleet of luxury car collections that includes a white Rolls Royce and a black Range Rover. He also owns a Restaurant named “The Fat McShane Burger Chain” in London. That being said, his net worth is currently estimated to be $10 million, most of which he earned from his entertainment endeavors.
Height and Other Facts
1. Height and Body Features
Lots of people are curious about the height of Ian Mcshane, some claim he is a giant simply because of the way he dwarfs other actors in movies. However, he is surprisingly only 5 feet 7 inches tall. His grey-colored hair and piercing brown eyes no doubt add to his allure.
2. His Awards
Ian Mcshane isn’t just called a legendary Hollywood actor for the sake of it, he has got the movie credits and the plaques to prove it. During his long-spanning career, Ian Mcshane has been nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe — which he won for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series for Deadwood, an OFTA award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, and a San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance which he picked up in 2010.
3. Marriage and Family Life
Like most Hollywood actors, he has had a hard time in the marriage department. He has been married three times already. His first marriage traces back to the ‘60s when he married his first wife Suzan Farmer in 1965, but soon after their marriage turned sour and their divorce was finalized in 1968. In 1970, he tried his hands at being a husband again and married Ruth Post, with whom he had two children named Kate and Morgan. During the course of the marriage, Ian began having an affair with Sylvia Kristel, whom he met on the set of The Fifth Musketeer. His marriage with Ruth Post ended in 1978 as a result of his infidelity.
On the 30th of August, 1980 McShane got married to his third and present wife, Gwen Humble. The couple has already passed the 30-year landmark together. A sign that shows Mcshane is taking his vows more seriously this time. They live happily together in his mansion in Venice, California.