Fact: Actor Ian McShane is set to join the cast of GAME OF THRONES in a mysterious new role. Network executives at America's HBO channel have refused to name the character the Deadwood star will play, only to reveal the supporting part will have "a relatively small amount of screen time", but will be of "key importance" to the plot, according to EW.com. The sixth season of the hit fantasy drama is set to premiere in 2016.
Quote: "When I was in London doing the movie, my grandkids came on the set and I came towards them in my full Blackbeard gear and they went, 'Oh hi, Grandad. Where's Jack Sparrow?'" Actor Ian McShane admits his young relatives were more excited about seeing Johnny Depp in full costume on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides than their grandfather.
Quote: "Without my magnets, you'd get Blackbeard with half a beard hanging off, shouting, 'Heal my beard, oh Lord!' It felt like I had a dead cat hanging around my neck for the entire day." Actor Ian McShane relied on magnets to keep his fake facial hair in place while filming Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Quote: "I'm not much of a science fiction person but I figured it was time I did a movie my family could see, and not sort of close their eyes every time I get on screen and curse or kill somebody." DEADWOOD star Ian McShane on his new family movie THE SEEKER.
Fact: British actor Ian McShane is set for a return to Broadway after almost 40 years - the DEADWOOD star will appear in the upcoming revival of Harold Pinter's THE HOMECOMING. MCShane made his first and only Broadway appearance in 1967's THE PROMISE.
Quote: "I think I actually modelled my look slightly after that enfant terrible Christopher Hitchens. He's the old British hack who you tolerate in this country, whose politics seem to have taken a large degree swing, but he's well worth a look at." SCOOP star Ian McShane tells a US reporter the inspiration for his journalist character in the Woody Allen film.
Quote: "The wonderful thing about the World Cup is you get to be xenophobic for a month: 'F**k the Portuguese. I hate the French. And I loathe the Italians, but they do look better than anybody else, don't they?'" Actor Ian McShane is already missing the soccer tournament.
Quote: "I remember working in Glasgow's Citizens Theatre years ago and we used to find dead bodies, drunk and stabbed, as we went into rehearsals on a Monday morning. It was a rough city." DEADWOOD star Ian McShane insists the Wild West was a little like Scotland's former city of culture.