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Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1975 he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal for his stage performance. McNally's most notable stage performances in London's West End include his appearance as Alan Bennett opposite Maggie Smith in 'The Lady in the Van' and opposite Juliette Binoche in 'Naked'. He also starred as Richard in Terry Johnson's 'Dead Funny' at the Savoy Theatre. Since 1976 McNally has been involved in numerous TV productions beginning with his portrayal of the Roman ruler Castor, son of Tiberius, in the acclaimed BBC history series I, Claudius (1976) and his portrayal of Drake Carne in the popular series Poldark (1975). His career on television ascended after his work in Masada (1981) and in the cult TV series Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma (1984). During the 1980s and 1990s McNally established himself as a reputable and versatile actor on both the British and American TV. He played a broad variety of leading and supporting characters ranging from the Soviet politician Kirov in Stalin (1992) to homicide detective Jack Taylor in Chiller (1995), and from an insecure son, Alan Hook, in TV series Dad (1997) to a convicted murderer James Hopkin in Bloodlines (2005). His portrayal of Frank Worsley in Shackleton (2002) as well as the role of Harry Woolf in Life on Mars (2006) are among his best known works for television. Between 2011 - 2012 he appeared in three episodes of Downton Abbey as Horrace Bryant. In 1977 McNally made his big screen debut as HMS Ranger Crewman in the James Bond adventure The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). After having played bit parts in more than twenty feature films, McNally shot to international fame as pirate Joshamee Gibbs, his best known film role, in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and the sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006). He returned in the role Joshamee Gibbs in the third installment of the 'Pirates' franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007). Kevin McNally has been enjoying a happy family life with Scottish actress Phyllis Logan and his two children. He resides with his family in Chiswick, London, England.

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Apr 27, 1956 In Bristol, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Z-Cars 1962-01-02
Latest Project:
Series Catherine the Great 2019-12-31
Known For
Poster of The Mill
Poster of Diana
Series Catherine the Great Alexei Orlov 2019-12-31
Series The ABC Murders Inspector Japp 2018-12-26
Movie King Lear: Live from Shakespeare's Globe Lear 2017-09-21
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Joshamee Gibbs 2017-05-23
Movie King Lear: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Lear 2017-09-21
Movie The Man Who Knew Infinity Major McMahon 2016-04-08
Series Power Monkeys Spencer 2016-06-08
Movie Macbeth Unhinged Duncan 2016-06-16
Series Designated Survivor Harris Cochrane 2016-09-21
Movie Legend Harold Wilson 2015-09-09
Series TURN: Washington's Spies Judge Richard Woodhull 2014-04-06
Movie The Challenger Mulloy 2013-03-18
Series The Mill Mr. Timperley 2013-07-28
Series Count Arthur Strong Ernest 2013-07-08
Movie Bounty Killer Daft Willy 2013-09-05
Movie Mel Smith: I've Done Some Things Himself 2013-12-24
Movie Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation Harold Smith 2012-03-02
Series Room at the Top Mr. Brown 2012-09-26
Movie The Raven Maddux 2012-03-09
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Joshamee Gibbs 2011-05-14
Series Last Man Standing Unknown 2011-10-11
Series Downton Abbey Horace Bryant 2010-09-26
Series Demons, The Last Van Helsing Unknown 2009-01-03
Movie Margaret Kenneth Clarke 2009-03-26
Series Big Top 2009-11-25
Series Wuthering Heights Mr Earnshaw 2009-08-30
Movie Tu£sday Jerry 2008-10-10
Movie Valkyrie Carl-Friedrich Goerdeler 2008-12-25
Movie The Murder of Princess Diana Charles Davis 2007-08-25
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Joshamee Gibbs 2007-05-19
Series Movie Connections Unknown 2007-09-10
Series Life on Mars Unknown 2006-01-09
Movie Irish Jam Lord Hailstock 2006-01-01
Movie Scoop Mike Tinsley 2006-07-27
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Joshamee Gibbs 2006-06-20
Series Supernatural Frank Devereaux (voice) 2005-09-13
Movie Dead Fish Frank Rosenheim (as Kevin R. McNally) 2005-10-11
Movie De-Lovely Gerald Murphy 2004-07-02
Movie The Phantom of the Opera Buquet 2004-12-08
Movie Johnny English Prime Minister 2003-03-14
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Joshamee Gibbs 2003-07-09
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series Shackleton Frank Worsley 2002-01-02
Series Spooks Unknown 2002-05-13
Movie Conspiracy 2001-05-19
Series Bedtime 2001-08-28
Movie High Heels and Low Lifes Mason 2001-07-16
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure Walter Harris 2000-07-10
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Entrapment Haas 1999-04-29
Movie Sliding Doors Paul 1998-04-23
Series Dad 1997-09-25
Movie Spice World Policeman 1997-12-19
Series Underworld 1997-11-04
Movie Eleven Men Against Eleven Jake Leach 1995-09-08
Movie Abraham Nahor 1994-04-03
Movie A Masculine Ending Andrew Gardner 1992-04-12
Movie Stalin Kirov 1992-11-21
Movie The Common Pursuit 1992-11-09
Movie Jekyll & Hyde Sergeant Hornby 1990-01-06
Movie Dream Baby Slick 1989-05-29
Movie Thin Air 1988-04-08
Movie Cry Freedom Ken 1987-11-05
Series Casualty Tom Bennod 1986-09-05
Movie The Berlin Affair Heinz von Hollendorf 1985-10-03
Series Diana 1984-01-12
Movie Enigma Bruno 1983-01-28
Movie The Bad Sister Tony 1983-02-05
Movie Praying Mantis Bernard 1982-01-01
Series Masada 1981-04-05
Movie The Long Good Friday Irish Youth 1980-11-01
Movie The Spy Who Loved Me HMS Ranger Crewman 1977-07-07
Series The Duchess of Duke Street Unknown 1976-09-04
Movie The Paradise Run 1976-04-05
Series I, Claudius Castor 1976-09-20
Series Survivors Unknown 1975-04-16
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02