Kevin McNally, at the MagicCity Comic Con, in January 2015.
|Born||Kevin Robert McNally
27 April 1956
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
|Other names||Kevin R. McNally|
|Spouse(s)||Phyllis Logan (1994–present)|
|Children||David McNally (b. 1996)|
Kevin Robert McNally (born 27 April 1956) is an English actor who has worked in theatre and radio as well as in film and television. He is best known for portraying Joshamee Gibbs in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Early life and education
Born in Bristol, McNally spent his early years in Birmingham, attending Redhill Junior School on Redhill Road in Hay Mills and Mapledene Junior School (now Mapledene Primary School) on Mapledene Road in Sheldon. He went to Central Grammar School for Boys on Gressel Lane in Tile Cross.
His first professional job, at the age of 16, was at the Birmingham Rep. In 1973 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where, in 1975, he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal.
From 1991 to 1994, he wrote nine episodes of Minder under the pseudonym Kevin Sperring with writing partner Bernard Dempsey. He played Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and is one of the three actors who starred in all four films.
In 2011, he was cast in the American television series Supernatural, as Frank. In 2012, he performed as a voice actor for the best-selling video game Assassin's Creed III, providing the likeness and voice of the character of Robert Faulkner.
In 2013 he began working on a science-fiction animation project called Sam Sweetmilk.
Along with fellow British actors Ian McNeice and Kenneth Branagh, McNally appeared in two Second World War films, Valkyrie and Conspiracy that depict behind-the-scenes activities of high-ranking officials in Nazi Germany.
|1977||The Duchess of Duke Street (A Lesson in Manners)||Tom Prince|
|1977||Poldark series II||Drake Carne|
|1984||Doctor Who (The Twin Dilemma)||Hugo Lang|
|1991||Bottom (Smells)||Sex shop owner|
|1992||The Common Pursuit||Stuart Thorne|
|1995||A Bit of Fry and Laurie||Himself/Various|
|1997||Underworld (British TV series)||Mr Jezzard|
|1999||Rab C. Nesbitt (Commons)||MP Tony Welthorpe|
|1999||Midsomer Murders (Blood Will Out)||Orville Tudway|
|2000||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Walter Burton Harris|
|2002||Shackleton||Captain Frank Worsley|
|2007||Life on Mars||Supt. Harry Woolf|
|2007||The Minister of Divine||Wesley|
|2009||Wuthering Heights||Mr Earnshaw|
|2009||Law & Order: UK||Harry Morgan|
|2010||New Tricks (Left Field)||Fred Blackledge|
|2010||Marple (The Blue Geranium)||Inspector Sumerset|
|2010||Midsomer Murders (The Noble Art)||Gerald Farquaharson|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Freaks & Geeks)||Major Willie|
|2011-2012||Supernatural (Slash Fiction)
(Adventures in Babysitting)
(The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo)
|2011||Downton Abbey||Horace Bryant|
|2012||Burn Notice ("Odd Man Out")||James Vanek|
|2013||The Challenger||Lawrence Mulloy|
|2013||The Mill||Mr. Timperley|
|2014–present||Turn: Washington's Spies||Richard Woodhull|
|2014||24: Live Another Day (Day 9: 10:00PM - 11:00AM)||Russian agent|
|2015||Count Arthur Strong||Ernest|
|2016||Lost Sitcoms: Hancock's Half Hour||Tony Hancock|
|2016||Designated Survivor||Harris Cochrane|
Selected stage roles
|Hamlet||Claudius||Donmar at Wyndham's Theatre||opposite Jude Law, Ron Cook and Penelope Wilton|
|Ivanov||Lebedev||Donmar at Wyndham's Theatre||opposite Kenneth Branagh, Malcolm Sinclair and Gina McKee
Nominated – Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role
|Boeing Boeing||Bernard||Comedy Theatre|
|The Lady in the Van||Alan Bennett 2||Queen's Theatre||opposite Maggie Smith and Alan Bennett|
|Naked||Grotti||Almeida Theatre||opposite Juliette Binoche|
|Dead Funny||Richard||Savoy Theatre|
|The Iceman Cometh||Paritt||National Theatre|
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Records kept by Clark County, Nevada, reveal that she married Kevin McNally, a fellow actor, on August 15, 2011. ... [The two met] Tin 1994. Two years later, they had a baby, David.
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- IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0214950/
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