Ian McShane

Ian McShane

Ian David McShane provides the voice of the Narrator in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.


Ian McShane was born on September 29th 1942, in Blackburn within Lancashire (archaically known as the County Palatine of Lancaster and Lancs.) in north west England. He is an English actor, voice artist, and comedian. He has been acting since 1962.


Title Year Character
The Wild and the Willing (film) 1962 Harry Brown
The Pleasure Girls (film) 1965 Keith Dexter
You Can't Win (film) 1966 Joe Lunn
Sky West and Crooked (film) 1966 Roibin
Wuthering Heights (TV series) 1967 Heathcliff
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (film) 1969 Charlie Cartwright
Battle of Britain (film) 1969 Sgt. Pilot Andy
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (film) 1970 Fred C. Dobbs
Tam-Lin (film) 1970 Tom Lynn
Freelance 1971 Mitch
Villain (film) 1971 Wolfe Lissner
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (television play) 1972 Ken Harrison
Left Hand of Gemini (film) 1972 Unknown
Sitting Target 1972 Birdy Williams
The Last of Sheila (film) 1973 Anthony
Space: 1999 (TV series) 1975 Anton Zoref
The Lives of Jenny Dolan (television film) 1975 Saunders
Ransom (film) 1975 Ray Petrie
Journey into Fear (film) 1975 Banat
Code Name: Diamond Head (film) 1977 Sean Donovan
Roots (television miniseries) 1977 Sir Eric Russell
Jesus of Nazareth (television miniseries) 1977 Judas Iscariot
Will Shakespeare (TV series) 1978 Christopher Marlowe
Disraeli (TV series) 1978 Benjamin Disraeli
The Pirate (TV series) 1978 Rashid
The Great Riviera Bank Robbery (film) 1979 The Brain
The Fifth Musketeer (film) 1979 Fouquet
Yesterday's Hero (film) 1979 Rod Turner
Armchair Thriller (TV series) 1980 Curtis
Magnum, P.I. 1981–1982 David Norman/Edwin Clutterbuck
Cheaper to Keep Her 1981 Dr. Alfred Sunshine
Marco Polo (TV series) 1982 Ali Ben Yussouf
Exposed (film) 1983 Greg Miller
Bare Essence (TV series) 1983 Niko Theophilus
Grace Kelly (television film) 1983 Prince Rainier of Monaco
Evergreen (TV series) 1985 Paul Lerner
A.D. (TV series) 1985 Sejanus
Braker (television film) 1985 Alan Roswell
Ordeal by Innocence (film) 1985 Philip Durant
Too Scared to Scream (film) 1985 Vincent Hardwick
Torchlight (film) 1985 Sidney
American Playhouse (TV series) 1986 Willy Wax
Lovejoy (TV series) 1986–1994 Lovejoy
Miami Vice (TV series) 1987-89 Esteban Montoya, Gen. Manuel Borbon
Grand Larceny (film) 1987 Flanagan
War and Remembrance (TV series) 1988 Philip Rule
Dallas (TV series) 1989 Don Lockwood
Minder (TV series) 1989 Jack Last
1999 Babylon 5: The River of Souls (film) Robert Bryson, Ph.D.
Dick Francis Mysteries - Blood Sport (television film) 1989 David Cleveland
Dick Francis Mysteries - Twice Shy (television film) 1989 David Cleveland
Perry Mason (television film) 1990 Andre Marchand
Columbo (television film) 1990 Leland St. John
Madson (TV series) 1996 John Madson
The Naked Truth (TV series) 1997 Leland Banks
Sexy Beast (film) 2000 Teddy Bass
The West Wing (TV series) 2002 Nikolai Ivanovich
In Deep (TV series) 2002 Jamie Lamb
Bollywood Queen (film) 2002 Frank
Agent Cody Banks (film) 2003 Dr. Brinkman
2003 Nemesis Game (film) Jeff Novak
Trust (TV series) 2003 Alan Cooper-Fozzard
The Twilight Zone (TV series) 2003 Dr. Chandler
Deadwood (TV series) 2004–2006 Al Swearengen
Nine Lives (film) 2005 Larry
Scoop (film) 2006 Joe Strombel
We Are Marshall (film) 2006 Paul Griffen
Shrek the Third (film) 2007 Captain Hook
Hot Rod (film) 2007 Frank Powell
The Seeker (also known as The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising) (film) 2007 Merriman Lyon
The Golden Compass (film) 2007 Ragnar Sturlusson
Kung Fu Panda 2008 Tai Lung
Death Race (film) 2008 Coach
SpongeBob SquarePants (TV series) 2008 Gordon (voice)
Coraline (film) 2009 Mr. Bobinsky
Case 39 (film) 2009 Detective Mike Barron
44 Inch Chest (film) 2009 Meredith
Kings (TV series) 2009 King Silas Benjamin
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (film) 2010 Narrator (uncredited)
The Pillars of the Earth (TV series) 2010 Waleran Bigod
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (television film) 2010 Tai Lung (voice)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (film) 2011 Blackbeard
Snow White & the Huntsman (film) 2012 Beith
American Horror Story: Asylum (TV series) 2012 Leigh Emerson
Jack the Giant Slayer (film) 2013 King Brahmwell
Cuban Fury (film) 2014 Ron Parfitt
Hercules (film) 2014 Amphiaraus
John Wick (film) 2014 Winston
El Niño (film) 2014 El Inglés
Bolden! (film) 2015 Judge Perry
Bilal 2015 Umayyah ibn Khalaf/Umayya
Ray Donovan (TV series) 2015 Andrew Finney
Doctor Thorne (TV series) 2016 Sir Roger Scatcherd
Game of Thrones (TV series) 2016 Ray
Grimsby (film) 2016 MI6 Head