A pirate Blackbeard, brothel keeper, dance instructor and bishop – famous British actor Ian McShaneall tried all these roles and even much more.
His first serious role is a part in “The Wild and the Willing” in 1962.
After that, he appeared mostly in TV series.
Best Known For
He is recognizable for playing in “Lovejoy” series. The man worked as a director and main character.
Executive producer of “44 Inch Chest”.
Unfortunately, his religious views remain unknown.
The man is straight. He got married with Suzan Farmer in 1965 but the couple broke up in 1968 because of McShane’s wild lifestyle.
With Ruth Post, his second wife (1970 – 1976), they welcomed two children - Kate and Morgan.
Their relationships with Sylvia Kristel ended after a little over a year.
In 1980, he went to the church with Gwen Humble, “love of his life”. After meeting this woman, Ian gave up drinking and smoking.
Worth To Known
“Being an actor is like being a magician... But actors never retire — they just lose the script.” – stated the British.
At the childhood, he wanted to be in the track of his father - Harry McShane
. The last is the leading figure of professional Scottish soccer.
The actor had problems with drugs and alcohol in the period from 18 to 45 years old. He told Daily Mail in the interview: “I had a snort of heroin in LA — I would try anything once. But I never injected: that’s hardcore... I enjoyed everything that was going. And then one afternoon I had an epiphany and thought: “This is enough” — and gave up all the drugs.”