Biography

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.

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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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.

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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1956-04-27

Place of Birth Bristol, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Kevin R. McNally

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Joshamee Gibbs
2017 Maigrets Night at the Crossroads as Grandjean
2016 Designated Survivor(1 episode)
2016 Designated Survivor(1 episode) as Harris Cochrane
2016 Macbeth Unhinged as Duncan
2016 Power Monkeys(6 episodes) as Spencer
2016 The Man Who Knew Infinity as Major McMahon
2015 Legend as Harold Wilson
2014 TURN: Washington's Spies(10 episodes) as Richard Woodhull
2014 TURN: Washington's Spies(30 episodes) as Judge Richard Woodhull
2013 Bounty Killer as Daft Willy
2013 The Mill(10 episodes) as Mr. Timperley
2013 Count Arthur Strong(1 episode) as Ernest
2013 The Challenger as Mulloy
2012 Room at the Top(2 episodes) as Mr. Brown
2012 The Raven as Maddux
2012 Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation as Harold Smith
2011 Last Man Standing(1 episode)
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Joshamee Gibbs
2009 Big Top(7 episodes)
2009 Wuthering Heights(5 episodes) as Mr Earnshaw
2009 Margaret as Kenneth Clarke
2009 Wuthering Heights as Mr. Earnshaw
2009 Demons(1 episode)
2008 Valkyrie as Carl-Friedrich Goerdeler
2008 Tu£sday as Jerry
2007 Movie Connections(1 episode)
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show(1 episode)
2007 The Murder of Princess Diana as Charles Davis
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Joshamee Gibbs
2006 Scoop as Mike Tinsley
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Joshamee Gibbs
2006 Life on Mars(2 episodes)
2006 Irish Jam as Lord Hailstock
2005 Dead Fish as Frank Rosenheim (as Kevin R. McNally)
2004 De-Lovely as Gerald Murphy
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Joshamee Gibbs
2003 Johnny English as Prime Minister
2002 American Idol(1 episode)
2002 Spooks(1 episode)
2002 Shackleton as Frank Worsley
2002 Shackleton(5 episodes)
2001 Bedtime(15 episodes)
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes as Mason
2001 Conspiracy
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(1 episode)
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure as Walter Harris
1999 Entrapment as Haas
1997 Spice World as Policeman
1997 Dad(13 episodes)
1997 Midsomer Murders(1 episode)
1995 Eleven Men Against Eleven as Jake Leach
1995 Chiller(1 episode) as Jack Taylor
1994 Abraham as Nahor
1992 The Common Pursuit
1992 A Masculine Ending as Andrew Gardner
1991 Murder Most Horrid(2 episodes)
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1991 Bottom(1 episode)
1990 Jekyll & Hyde as Sergeant Hornby
1989 Dream Baby as Slick
1989 A Bit of Fry and Laurie(1 episode)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1988 Thin Air
1987 Cry Freedom as Ken
1986 Casualty(1 episode) as Tom Bennod
1985 The Berlin Affair as Heinz von Hollendorf
1983 Enigma
1982 Praying Mantis as Bernard
1981 Masada(4 episodes)
1980 The Long Good Friday as Irish Youth
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me as HMS Ranger Crewman
1976 I, Claudius as Castor
1976 I, Claudius(4 episodes)
1976 I, Claudius(12 episodes) as Castor
1976 The Duchess of Duke Street(1 episode)
1976 The Paradise Run
1975 Survivors(1 episode)
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1963 Doctor Who(4 episodes)
1962 Z-Cars(1 episode)
1900 Underworld(6 episodes)
1900 Jo Brand Through the Cakehole(1 episode)
1900 Up Rising(5 episodes)

Writing

2000 Lock, Stock...(2 episodes)Writer

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