Ian McShane
Ian McShane
General Information
Born: (1942-09-29) 29 September 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation: Actor, voice actor, director, producer
Years active: 1962–present
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Appeared as: Don Lockwood

Ian McShane[1] (born September 29, 1942) is the actor who plays Don Lockwood on the CBS-TV series Dallas.


Despite appearing in numerous films, he is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy (1986–1994),[2] HBO's drama series Deadwood (2004–2006) and Game of Thrones (2016).[3] He also starred as King Silas Benjamin in the NBC-TV series Kings, Bishop Waleran in The Pillars of the Earth, Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda, and as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.


  1. "Ian McShane, Esq's Biography". Debrett's. 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. Gilbey, Ryan (16 March 2013). "Ian McShane: rogue trader". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 385. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 

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