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* CoolOldGuy: Some of his later roles have him as this, most notably [[Film/JohnWick Winston]] and [[Series/GameOfThrones Septon Ray]].



* OlderThanTheyLook: He has aged very well. He is in his late seventies, but looks to be in his early sixties at the most.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He has aged very well. He is in his late seventies, but looks to be in his early sixties at the most. It helps that he still has a full head of hair.


* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: This is averted with his roles in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', and ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'', which he, apparently, enjoyed immensely. He seems to enjoy the weirder, blockbuster-y roles just as much as classical theater. Though he does have fun with it, like in Series/GameOfThrones:[[MemeticMutation memetic phrase "Get a fucking life! It's just tits and dragons!"]]

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: This is averted with his roles in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', and ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'', which he, apparently, enjoyed immensely. He seems to enjoy the weirder, blockbuster-y roles just as much as classical theater. Though he does have fun with it, like in Series/GameOfThrones:[[MemeticMutation memetic phrase it and doesn't take it too seriously, famously referirng to Series/GameOfThrones with:[[MemeticMutation "Get a fucking life! It's just tits and dragons!"]]


* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: This is averted with his roles in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', and ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'', which he, apparently, enjoyed immensely. He seems to enjoy the weirder, blockbuster-y roles just as much as classical theater.
** He has, however, made his disdain for everything involving ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and its fanbase (except his long-time friends Stephen Dillane and Charles Dance) abundantly clear in everything he has done relating to that. This contempt led to the [[MemeticMutation memetic phrase "Get a fucking life! It's just tits and dragons!"]]

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: This is averted with his roles in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', and ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'', which he, apparently, enjoyed immensely. He seems to enjoy the weirder, blockbuster-y roles just as much as classical theater. \n** He has, however, made his disdain for everything involving ''Series/GameOfThrones'' and its fanbase (except his long-time friends Stephen Dillane and Charles Dance) abundantly clear Though he does have fun with it, like in everything he has done relating to that. This contempt led to the [[MemeticMutation Series/GameOfThrones:[[MemeticMutation memetic phrase "Get a fucking life! It's just tits and dragons!"]]


His many roles on screen have been predominantly villainous, including Judas Iscariot in ''Series/JesusOfNazareth'', Blackbeard in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', Tai Lung in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', and bisexual {{Gayngster}} Teddy Bass in ''Film/SexyBeast''. However, he also plays good guys, such as Mr. Bobinsky in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and King Brahmwell in ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''. Incidentally, he was at drama school with Creator/JohnHurt, and they shared an apartment, leading to a lifelong friendship.

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His many roles on screen have been predominantly villainous, including Judas Iscariot in ''Series/JesusOfNazareth'', Blackbeard in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', Tai Lung in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', and bisexual {{Gayngster}} Teddy Bass in ''Film/SexyBeast''. However, he also plays good guys, such as Mr. Bobinsky in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and King Brahmwell in ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''. Incidentally, he was at drama school with Creator/JohnHurt, Creator/JohnHurt and they shared an apartment, leading to a lifelong friendship.


Ian David [=McShane=] (born 29 September 1942) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.

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Ian David [=McShane=] (born 29 September 1942) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.


* PlayingAgainstType: In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' where he plays one of the few unashamedly and unambiguous good characters in the series.

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* PlayingAgainstType: In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'', where he plays one of the few unashamedly and unambiguous good characters in the series.


* OlderThanTheyLook: He's aged very well. He's in his late seventies but looks to be in his early sixties at the most.
* OopNorth: He's from Manchester and has a notable accent.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's He has aged very well. He's He is in his late seventies seventies, but looks to be in his early sixties at the most.
* OopNorth: He's He is from Manchester and has a notable accent.


* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: This is averted with his roles in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' and ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'', which he, apparently, enjoyed immensely. He seems to enjoy the weirder, blockbuster-y roles just as much as classical theater.

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: This is averted with his roles in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'' ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', and ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'', which he, apparently, enjoyed immensely. He seems to enjoy the weirder, blockbuster-y roles just as much as classical theater.


Ian David [=McShane=] (born 29 September 1942) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the popular British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.

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Ian David [=McShane=] (born 29 September 1942) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the popular British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.


* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: His mere presence makes bad shows enjoyable and good ones epic.

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* SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery: His mere presence makes bad shows enjoyable and good ones epic.


Oh, and that picture of him up there? [[OlderThanTheyLook He's 77]], by the way.

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Oh, and that picture of him up there? [[OlderThanTheyLook He's 77]], 78]], by the way.


Ian David [=McShane=] (born September 29, 1942 in Blackburn, England) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the popular British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.

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Ian David [=McShane=] (born 29 September 29, 1942 in Blackburn, England) 1942) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the popular British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.


His many roles on screen have been predominantly villainous, including Judas Iscariot in ''Series/JesusOfNazareth'', Blackbeard in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' and bisexual {{Gayngster}} Teddy Bass in ''Film/SexyBeast''. However, he also plays good guys, such as Mr. Bobinsky in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and King Brahmwell in ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''. Incidentally, he was at drama school with Creator/JohnHurt, and they shared an apartment, leading to a lifelong friendship.

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His many roles on screen have been predominantly villainous, including Judas Iscariot in ''Series/JesusOfNazareth'', Blackbeard in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'', Tai Lung in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', and bisexual {{Gayngster}} Teddy Bass in ''Film/SexyBeast''. However, he also plays good guys, such as Mr. Bobinsky in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' and King Brahmwell in ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer''. Incidentally, he was at drama school with Creator/JohnHurt, and they shared an apartment, leading to a lifelong friendship.


Ian David [=McShane=] (born September 29, 1942) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the popular British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.

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Ian David [=McShane=] (born September 29, 1942) 1942 in Blackburn, England) is a versatile English actor with a distinctive, purring voice. He first solidified his reputation in the popular British series ''Series/{{Lovejoy}}'', but his career experienced in renaissance with his fierce performance as the terrifying yet complex saloon owner Al Swearengen in ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', which led to a prolific later career in a wide range of high-profile film and television productions.


* 2014 ''Film/JohnWick'' as Winston.
* 2017 ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' as Winston.

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* 2014 ''Franchise/JohnWick'' as Winston
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''Film/JohnWick'' as Winston.
* 2017
(2014)
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''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' as Winston. (2017)
** ''Film/JohnWickChapter3Parabellum'' (2019)



* 2019 ''Film/JohnWickChapter3Parabellum'' as Winston.

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* 2019 ''Film/JohnWickChapter3Parabellum'' as Winston.

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