Ian McShane — a villain for all seasons, for all the heroes out there. Born as the son of professional football player Harry McShane who played for Manchester United, Ian Mcshane never fancied about dribbling the ball to the uproars of the gallery. After completing his acting course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he enrolled straight into the 1962 British movie ‘The Wild and The Willing.’ His stunning performance in the movie led to a number of other roles in Britain. David Wolper’s mini-series of the ’70s, ‘Roots’ and BBC America’s ‘Trust’ made him popular both on British and American television.
The BBC mini-series ‘Wuthering Heights’ and Harold Pinter’s Emmy award-winning ‘The Caretaker’ cemented McShane’s reputation as a versatile actor. McShane Productions, which he founded in the ’80s, produced his all-time hit series ‘Lovejoy’ for the BBC and A&E. The cult hit has him as the lead character Lovejoy, who is a lovable rogue and antique dealer. McShane also directed and produced the series which earned him huge popularity and a slew of similar roles both on big and small screens.
In the U.S., McShane is still known for his character Al Swearengen from the HBO series ‘Deadwood.’ The historic figure earned him a Golden Globe Award. In 2016, he joined ‘Game of Thrones’ in season 6 as the popular character Ray. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Ian McShane movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Ian McShane films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Ian McShane movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
6. American Gods (2017 – Present)
‘American Gods’ is based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The Starz drama is in its second season and has been renewed for a third recently. ‘American Gods‘ features a deadly war between Old Gods and New Gods. The number of believers for the Old Gods are declining at a rapid rate while the New Gods are far ahead of them by representing modern society’s devotion to money, technology, media, popularity, sensationalism, sex, and drugs. In season 2, the decisive battle incorporates the human world too. Ian McShane plays Mr. Wednesday, the enigmatic God and leader of the Old Gods. The show also stars Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, and Demore Barnes.
5. Hellboy (2019)