“Deadwood” star Ian McShane has signed on for Season 3 of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”
The Golden Globe-winning actor will guest star as Malcolm Finney, a rich and famous movie producer who hires Ray (Liev Schreiber) to help his family out during a potentially catastrphoic situation, in a season-long arc on the pay-cable drama.
He earned his Golden Globe and also an Emmy nomination for playing foul-mouthed power broker Al Swearengen on HBO’s gritty Western drama “Deadwood,” which concluded in 2006. Other notable performances include a starring turn as the pirate Blackbeard in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and roles in “Hercules,” “Jack and the Giant Slayer,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Sexy Beast.” McShane also did voice work on several animated features, including “Coraline,” “Kung Fu Panda” and Shrek the Third.” His upcoming roles include a New Orleans judge in “Bolden!” and a team-up with Patrick Wilson in “The Man on Carrion Road.”
ICM Partners, Gallant Management and Mark Wetzstein represent McShane.
Schreiber stars as a professional “fixer” and the titular anti-hero on Showtime’s Hollywood-skewering drama “Ray Donovan,” which begins production on Season 3 in late January. Co-stars include Jon Voight (who won a Golden Globe playing Ray’s father, Mickey), Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby.
“Ray Donovan,” created by Ann Biderman, was the network’s highest-rated freshman series ever and averaged 5.3 million weekly viewers in its sophomore year. The Showtime series is executive produced by Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and David Hollander.
“Ray Donovan” begins production on a 12-episode Season 3 on Jan. 26, but Showtime has not yet set a premiere date.
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