'''Ian [=McShane=]''' (born 29th September 1942) is an English actor best known for his work on the small screen, particularly as the eponymous character in ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'' in the UK and as Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' in the US. His many roles on the silver screen have been predominantly villainous including Judas Iscariot in ''Series/JesusOfNazareth'', Blackbeard in the fourth ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film and bisexual Gayngster Teddy Bass in ''Film/SexyBeast'' (as well as the very similar if somewhat more benign role of Meredith in ''44 Inch Chest'').
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!!Tropes in his work:

* {{Badass}}: Whatever role he's playing will inevitably be this.
* BadassBaritone: His melifluous, purring voice is very distinctive.
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