Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 27-04-1956
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Bristol, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Kevin R. McNally

  • Popularity: 5.19
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
1976 The Paradise Run as Johnny
2008 Tu£sday as Jerry
1985 The Berlin Affair as Heinz von Hollendorf
1992 The Common Pursuit
2017 King Lear: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as Lear
1994 Return to Blood River as Terry
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes as Mason
2007 The Murder of Princess Diana as Charles Davis
1989 Dream Baby as Slick
1983 The Bad Sister as Tony
1996 The Precious Blood as Billy McVea
2003 Crust as Bill Simmonds
2004 De-Lovely as Gerald Murphy
1988 Thin Air
2016 Macbeth Unhinged as Duncan
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Gibbs
2006 Irish Jam as Lord Hailstock
2012 The Raven as Maddux
2000 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure as Walter Harris
2013 The Challenger as Mulloy
2009 Margaret as Kenneth Clarke
1982 Praying Mantis as Bernard
2000 When the Sky Falls as Tom Hamilton
1999 Entrapment as Haas
2005 Dead Fish as Frank Rosenheim (as Kevin R. McNally)
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Joshamee Gibbs
1984 Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma as Hugo Lang
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest as Joshamee Gibbs
2006 Scoop as Mike Tinsley
1993 Abraham as Nahor
2016 The Man Who Knew Infinity as Major McMahon
1990 Jekyll & Hyde as Sergeant Hornby
1982 Commitments as Hugh
1987 Cry Freedom as Ken
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Joshamee Gibbs
1995 Eleven Men Against Eleven as Jake Leach
2013 Mel Smith: I've Done Some Things as Himself
2008 Valkyrie as Carl-Friedrich Goerdeler
2003 Johnny English as Prime Minister
2013 Bounty Killer as Daft Willy
1992 A Masculine Ending as Andrew Gardner
1998 Sliding Doors as Paul
2019 Robert the Bruce as Sean
2004 The Phantom of the Opera as Buquet
2001 Conspiracy
2015 Legend as Harold Wilson
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Joshamee Gibbs
1992 Stalin as Kirov
2012 Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation as Harold Smith
1980 The Long Good Friday as Irish Youth
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me as HMS Ranger Crewman
1982 Enigma as Bruno
1997 Spice World: The Movie as Policeman
Photo Name Department
1991 Murder Most Horrid (2 episode)
1962 Z-Cars (1 episode)
2006 Life on Mars (2 episode)
1991 Bottom (1 episode)
1975 Survivors (1 episode)
1997 Dad (13 episode)
2002 Shackleton (2 episode) as Frank Worsley
2001 Bedtime (15 episode)
1963 Doctor Who (4 episode)
2011 Last Man Standing (1 episode)
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1988 This Morning (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2002 American Idol (1 episode)
2002 Spooks (1 episode)
1976 I, Claudius (4 episode)
2009 Demons (The Last Van Helsing) (1 episode)
2009 Wuthering Heights (2 episode) as Mr Earnshaw
1981 Masada (4 episode)
2007 Movie Connections (1 episode)
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (1 episode)
2009 Big Top (7 episode)
1965 Play of the Month (1 episode)
1991 Pebble Mill (1 episode)
1997 Underworld (6 episode)
1994 Jo Brand Through the Cakehole (1 episode)
2000 Up Rising (5 episode)
1989 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1 episode)
2013 The Mill (10 episode) as Mr. Timperley
2014 TURN: Washington's Spies (10 episode) as Richard Woodhull
2012 Room at the Top (2 episode) as Mr. Brown
1995 Chiller (1 episode) as Jack Taylor
2013 Count Arthur Strong (1 episode) as Ernest
1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (1 episode)
2016 Power Monkeys (6 episode) as Spencer
1976 I, Claudius (12 episode) as Castor
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Tom Bennod
2016 Designated Survivor (6 episode) as Harris Cochrane
2010 Downton Abbey (3 episode) as Horace Bryant
1984 Diana (10 episode)
2014 TURN: Washington's Spies (40 episode) as Judge Richard Woodhull
2005 Supernatural (3 episode) as Frank Devereaux
2005 Supernatural (1 episode) as Frank Devereaux (voice)
2017 The Good Fight (1 episode) as Franz Mendelssohn
2019 Catherine the Great (4 episode) as Alexei Orlov
2018 The ABC Murders (1 episode) as Inspector Japp
2016 Fleabag (1 episode) as Older Man
2018 Das Boot (1 episode) as Greenwood Senior
1985 Screen Two (1 episode) as Stuart Thorn
2005 Bloodlines (2 episode) as James Hopkin
2000 Lock, Stock... (2 episode) Writing as (Writer)

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