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  1. February 22, 2010 Ian McShane up for Blackbeard in next 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ian McShane is in negotiations to play the villain in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the fourth installment of the Disney movie series being directed by Rob Marshall. McShane will play legendary pirate Blackbeard -- whose real name was Edward Teach -- who piloted the ship Queen Anne's Revenge. McShane will join Johnny Depp, reprising his role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and Penelope Cruz, Sparrow's foil and equal in many ways, in a tale that revolves around the Fountain of Youth. Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot wrote the script. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. A working British actor since the 1970s, McShane gained notice Stateside for his work in HBO's "Deadwood," where he played the brutal owner of a brothel. McShane starred in the short-lived TV series "Kings" and did voice work in "Coraline" and "Kung Fu Panda." McShane is repped by ICM and Independent in the U.K. LINK
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