Ian McShane quotes

Born
29 September 1942, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Ian McShane is a British actor.

Every actor has to love and loathe the character he plays.
– Ian McShane
Mum and Dad were both happy for me to do what I wanted.
– Ian McShane
I don’t remember my first two marriages… the details are very sketchy.
– Ian McShane
Theater is a dance of a different kind, a dance of rawness and characters stripped down.
– Ian McShane
I mean, I’m an actor. I do what comes along.
– Ian McShane
The bad boy: always more fun.
– Ian McShane
I’ve never hankered for any role.
– Ian McShane
I would like to be in a really big, successful film – boffo, spectacular, $500 million!
– Ian McShane
What’s great about acting is you can let all your wackiness hang out while you work.
– Ian McShane
My daughter said, ‘I don’t think granddad really suits you.’
– Ian McShane
I don’t believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance.
– Ian McShane
Robert Fisk is my hero. In America, they think he’s a terrorist.
– Ian McShane
People tweet before they think, and it becomes obsessive.
– Ian McShane
I’m a child of the Sixties.
– Ian McShane
You don’t know where life takes you.
– Ian McShane
The bad boys get all the best lines.
– Ian McShane
I became a high-functioning alcoholic and drug taker. I would always remember my lines, and always be on time, but some of the films I was in then I have no recollection of having done them.
– Ian McShane
When you’re in your early 20s, you go ahead and do everything. And it’s very hard to judge yourself.
– Ian McShane
You set paths for yourself, but as you get older, things change.
– Ian McShane
As long as the cheques carry on coming in, and I’m enjoying my work, I shall continue acting.
– Ian McShane
Acting is great therapy – you get to do things you’d normally get arrested for.
– Ian McShane