Ian McShane (born 29 September 1942) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. Although he has starred in a number of films, it is by his television roles that he is generally best known, starting with the BBC's Lovejoy and particularly in the HBO Western drama Deadwood. He currently stars in the NBC series Kings.
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Mcshane's family was close friends and relatives of the Duffy family of Banktop. The son of Irene (née Cowley) and Harry McShane, a Scottish-born professional footballer with Manchester United and Hamilton Academical. McShane grew up in Urmston, Manchester and attended Stretford Grammar School.
In 1977, he began a turbulent five-year relationship with Sylvia Kristel after meeting her on the set of The Fifth Musketeer. He is married to Gwen Humble.
In the United Kingdom, his best known role may be that of roguish but dashing antiques dealer Lovejoy in the BBC drama series of the same name. He also enjoyed fame in the United States as bounding English cad Don Lockwood in the soap opera Dallas. Even before Lovejoy, McShane was a pin-up as a result of appearances in television series such as Wuthering Heights (1967, as Heathcliff), Jesus of