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  • Ian McShane

    Born on September 29, 1942 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England

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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

Ian McShane as "Waleran Bigod"

Set in 12th-century England, this eight-hour miniseries based on Ken Follett's best-seller begins when a mysterious secret disrupts the succession to the English throne and an unlikely member of King Henry's family assumes power. As battles are waged for the rightful heir, Bishop Waleran Bigod and the Hamleighs manipulate the conflict to meet their own needs. Meanwhile, a fire destroys Kingsbridge church, giving master builder Tom, son Alfred and stepson Jack the chance to fulfill diocese leader Prior Philip's lifelong dream of building a magnificent new cathedral. The bishop, though, has other ideas, creating an epic test of passion versus greed ... and ultimately revealing the long-hidden secret.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Ian McShane in the news

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New 'Hercules' Trailer: The Rock Is Part Mortal, Part God (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 3rd 2014, 9:30AM

Jun 3rd 2014, 9:30AM

Ian McShane Cast As First Dwarf in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 21st 2011, 5:00AM

Jun 21st 2011, 5:00AM

Early Edition: Doug Liman Plays China Card; Ian McShane Joins 'Jack the Giant Killer'; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Mar 22nd 2011, 4:00AM

Mar 22nd 2011, 4:00AM

Exclusive 'Case 39' Clip Breaks Down Doors

Posted by
Peter Hall on Oct 1st 2010, 10:35AM

Oct 1st 2010, 10:35AM

Ian McShane's Blackbeard Appears in New 'Pirates 4' Set Photo

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Sep 3rd 2010, 6:32AM

Sep 3rd 2010, 6:32AM

First Look: Johnny Depp on the Set of Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (PICS)

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Jul 5th 2010, 4:38AM

Jul 5th 2010, 4:38AM

Moviefone Minute: Marvel Shorts and 'Pirates' Plot Revealed

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Jun 22nd 2010, 5:00AM

Jun 22nd 2010, 5:00AM

First 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Plot Details Wash Ashore

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jun 21st 2010, 11:35AM

Jun 21st 2010, 11:35AM

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Already Short Of Cash

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on May 4th 2010, 6:04AM

May 4th 2010, 6:04AM

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Will Have Mermaids!

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Apr 15th 2010, 5:03AM

Apr 15th 2010, 5:03AM

Penélope Cruz (and Only Natural Breasts) to Grace 'Pirates 4'

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Mar 21st 2010, 5:03PM

Mar 21st 2010, 5:03PM

Ian McShane Eyes 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Posted by
Scott Harris on Feb 23rd 2010, 5:45AM

Feb 23rd 2010, 5:45AM

Disney Wants Ian McShane as Blackbeard for 'Pirates 4'

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Feb 22nd 2010, 1:10PM

Feb 22nd 2010, 1:10PM

Hollywood's 10 Most Eeeeevil Actors

Posted by
Sandie Angulo Chen on Feb 18th 2010, 9:30AM

Feb 18th 2010, 9:30AM

Review: 44 Inch Chest

Posted by
John Gholson on Jan 21st 2010, 4:02PM

Jan 21st 2010, 4:02PM

Review: Case 39 (FrightFest '09)

Posted by
Horror Squad Staff on Sep 13th 2009, 10:44AM

Sep 13th 2009, 10:44AM

Review: Death Race

Posted by
James Rocchi on Aug 21st 2008, 5:02PM

Aug 21st 2008, 5:02PM

'Death Race' Exclusive Clip

Posted by
Kevin Polowy on Aug 14th 2008, 10:00AM

Aug 14th 2008, 10:00AM

Cannes Review: Kung Fu Panda

Posted by
James Rocchi on May 15th 2008, 12:02PM

May 15th 2008, 12:02PM

Jason Statham Says No to 'G.I. Joe,' Talks 'Crank 2' and 'Transporter 3'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Oct 21st 2007, 11:32AM

Oct 21st 2007, 11:32AM

HBO Responds to Cinematical's Story About 'Deadwood' Movies

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Oct 12th 2007, 8:32AM

Oct 12th 2007, 8:32AM

Review: The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Oct 5th 2007, 6:02AM

Oct 5th 2007, 6:02AM

Interview: Ian McShane, Star of 'The Seeker: The Dark is Rising'

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Oct 4th 2007, 3:02PM

Oct 4th 2007, 3:02PM

'Deadwood' Actors Respond, With Sadness, to Cinematical's Story

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Oct 2nd 2007, 6:02AM

Oct 2nd 2007, 6:02AM

EXCLUSIVE: Ian McShane Tells Cinematical HBO Has Scrapped Those 'Deadwood' Movies

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Sep 30th 2007, 2:32PM

Sep 30th 2007, 2:32PM

Anderson's 'Death Race' Finds Some New Participants

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Aug 8th 2007, 11:32AM

Aug 8th 2007, 11:32AM

The First Trailer is Rising

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 12th 2007, 8:31AM

Jul 12th 2007, 8:31AM

Interview: Amelia Warner

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Jun 24th 2007, 4:02PM

Jun 24th 2007, 4:02PM

The Dark Is Rising -- The First Pics

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on May 20th 2007, 10:01AM

May 20th 2007, 10:01AM

Film Adaptation of 'The Dark Is Rising' Now Has a Cast

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Feb 13th 2007, 8:31AM

Feb 13th 2007, 8:31AM

New Trailer Drops For Shrek the Third

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Feb 4th 2007, 3:03PM

Feb 4th 2007, 3:03PM

Hollywood, Meet Deadwood: Upcoming Projects Of The Cast

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Aug 17th 2006, 11:05AM

Aug 17th 2006, 11:05AM

McShane to Coraline

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jul 28th 2006, 12:01PM

Jul 28th 2006, 12:01PM

Casting Update: Feast of Love, The Ramen Girl and Hot Rod

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 25th 2006, 8:09AM

Jul 25th 2006, 8:09AM

Shrek the Third Piles on More Names

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 13th 2006, 12:00PM

Jul 13th 2006, 12:00PM

Quickhits: McShane on the Case, Intermedia is Drowning and Ryder Keen on Heathers 2

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 12th 2006, 3:02AM

Jul 12th 2006, 3:02AM

Angelina Jolie Gets Down Kung Fu Style

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 11th 2006, 4:09AM

Jul 11th 2006, 4:09AM

Cinematical Scoop On Woody's Latest Film

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Jul 10th 2006, 12:09PM

Jul 10th 2006, 12:09PM

McShane Grabs a Hot Rod

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jun 19th 2006, 8:09AM

Jun 19th 2006, 8:09AM

Quickhits: Superman Cast in Game, McShane to Marshall, Theater Doc for Pacino, Heigl is Knocked Up

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Apr 18th 2006, 4:00PM

Apr 18th 2006, 4:00PM

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