Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally

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    • April 27th, 1956
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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Acting (42 Credits)

2019Robert the Bruce as Old Sean
2019Catherine the Great (2019) as Alexei Orlov
2018Das Boot as Jack Greenwood
2017Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Joshamee Gibbs
2015The Man Who Knew Infinity as Major McMahon
2015Legend as Harold Wilson
2014TURN: Washington's Spies as Judge Richard Woodhull
2013The Challenger Disaster as Mulloy
2013Bounty Killer as Daft Willy
2013The Mill as Mr. Timperley
2012The Raven as Maddux
2012Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation as Harold Smith
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Gibbs
2009Wuthering Heights (2009) as Mr Earnshaw
2008Tu£sday as Jerry
2008Valkyrie as Carl-Friedrich Goerdeler
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Joshamee Gibbs
2006Irish Jam as Lord Hailstock
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Joshamee Gibbs
2006Scoop as Mike Tinsley
2005Dead Fish as Frank Rosenheim (as Kevin R. McNally)
2004De-Lovely as Gerald Murphy
2004The Phantom of the Opera as Buquet
2003Johnny English as Prime Minister
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Joshamee Gibbs
2002Shackleton as Frank Worsley
2001High Heels and Low Lifes as Mason
2001Conspiracy as Undersecretary Martin Luther
2000When the Sky Falls as Tom Hamilton
1999Entrapment as Haas
1998Sliding Doors as Paul
1997Spice World as Policeman
1993Abraham as Nahor
1992Stalin as Kirov
1990Jekyll and Hyde as Sergeant Hornby
1987Cry Freedom as Ken
1985The Berlin Affair as Heinz von Hollendorf
1982Enigma as Bruno
1980The Long Good Friday as Irish Youth
1977The Spy Who Loved Me as HMS Ranger Crewman
1976I, Claudius as Castor


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