English actor and voice artist Ian David McShane, is known for his television roles, particularly Lovejoy. McShane is of Scottish and English Descent. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was still a student there when he appeared in his first film, 1962's The Wild and the Willing. In the United States, he is perhaps best known for the role of historical figure Al Swearengen in the HBO series Deadwood. He is also known for his portrayal of the iconic character of Blackbeard in the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. McShane is married and divorced to Suzan Farmer and he ended his marriage with his second wife Ruth Post, who is the mother of his two children, Kate and Morgan. He has been married to actress Gwen Humble in 1980. McShane is said to reprise his role as club owner/ex-assassin Winston opposite Keanu Reeves in "John Wick: Chapter 2" in the film by director Chad Stahelski.