Ian David McShane is an English actor, director, producer and voice artist.
Despite appearing in numerous films, McShane is best known for his television roles, particularly BBC's Lovejoy 1986–94 and HBO's drama series Deadwood 2004–06. McShane starred as King Silas Benjamin in the NBC series Kings, Bishop Waleran in The Pillars of the Earth, Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda, and as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He also appears in 2013's Jack the Giant Slayer. Source: Wikipedia