Ian McShane in Too Scared to Scream

Ian McShane (1942 - )

Film Deaths:Edit

  • Ransom (The Terrorists) (1975) [Petrie]: Shot in the head by terrorist Karen Maxwell after he has killed the gang leader John Quentin. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Ordeal by Innocence (1984) [Philip Durrant]: Murdered off-screen. His body is later shown. 
  • Agent Cody Banks (2003) [Dr. Brinkman]: Devoured from the inside by nano-bots after Hilary Duff puts an ice cube containing the nano-bots into Ian's mouth. (Thanks to ND)
  • Scoop (2006) [Joe Strombel]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack, shortly before the movie begins; we first see him riding in a boat on the river Styx with several other spirits, and his ghost periodically appears to Scarlett Johansson and Woody Allen throughout the movie.
  • The Golden Compass (2007) [Ragnar Sturlusson]: Providing the voice of a bear, he is bitten on the throat by Iorek (voiced by Ian McKellen), after Iorek tears Ragnar's jaw off at the end of a fight.
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008; animated) [Tai Lung]: Providing the voice of a snow leopard, he explodes into a cloud of dust after Po (voiced by Jack Black) performs a mystical martial-arts move on him. (Thanks to Tommy and ND)
  • Case 39 (2009) [Detective Mike Barron]: Shoots himself while trying to shoot an illusory dog, when Jodelle Ferland uses her supernatural powers to make Ian believe a dog is attacking him (there is an alternative deleted scene where he falls off a roof). (Thanks to Tommy and Marjorie)
  • Coraline (2009; animated) [Mr. Bobinsky/Other Bobinsky]: Playing a dual role in the two different worlds, "Other Bobinsky" disintegrates into a swarm of rats that scurry out of his clothes, apparently as a result of Teri Hatcher beginning to lose control over the other world; for good measure, the lead rat is killed by Keith David. ("Mr. Bobinsky" survives the movie.) (Thanks to Tommy)
  • El Niño (2014) [Inglés]: Decapitated (of-screen) by drug dealers. We can see his severed body at the end of the movie.
  • Hellboy (2019) [Trevor Bruttenholm]: Stabbed in the neck by Milla Jovovich with her fingers as David Harbour watch on in helplessly. He later appears as his spirit to David when Sasha Lane uses her powers to channel the spirit.

Television Deaths:Edit

  • Wuthering Heights (1967 TV) [Heathcliff]: Commits suicide by slitting his wrists.
  • The Pillars Of The Earth: Illumination (2010) [Waleran Bigod]: Escaping from the angry townspeople, he goes across the cathedral roof but slips and ends up clinging to a gargoyle before falling to his death. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Doctor Thorne: Episode 2 (2016) [Sir Roger Scatcherd]: Dies (off-screen) of complications from alcoholism; his body is seen when Tom Hollander confirms his passing.



  • Son of Harry McShane (professional soccer player)
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