Date of Birth : Sep 29th 1942
Golden Globe-winning British 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.
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 Nazareth (1977, as Judas Iscariot), and Disraeli (1978) — as well as films like Sky West and Crooked (1965) and Battle of Britain (1969).
He had starred in a number of films until 1987 when he made few major film appearances until the turn of the Millennium.