Ian McShane recently wrapped the Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films blockbuster franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) as the fearsome pirate “Blackbeard”, starring opposite Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Penélope Cruz. The film is scheduled to open May 20, 2011 and is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago (2002), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)). This past summer, Ian McShane starred in the television event of the year as “Waleran Bigod” in “The Pillars of the Earth” (2010), based on Ken Follett’s best-selling novel.
Earlier this year, McShane starred in the motion picture 44 Inch Chest. It was a drama created by the same team as Sexy Beast and co-starred Ray Winstone, who executive produced along with McShane. In early 2009, he voiced the role of Mr. Bobinksy in Laika Entertainment’s first animated feature, Coraline, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, directed by Henry Selick.
In the past several years, Ian’s unique… read more