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Sunday Conversation: Since 'Loot' in the '60s to 'John Wick' today, Ian McShane still loves what he does

Sunday Conversation: Since 'Loot' in the '60s to 'John Wick' today, Ian McShane still loves what he does

British actor Ian McShane has created a gallery of fascinating characters, including the title role of “Lovejoy” in the 1986-1994 BBC series about a rascally antiques dealer; Emily Bronte’s brooding Heathcliff in the 1967 British series “Wuthering Heights,” Judas Iscariot in the 1977 miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth”; and most notably as Al Swearengen, the vile, violent yet brillantly charismatic saloon owner in HBO’s 2004-2007 western “Deadwood,” for which he won the Golden Globe.

In the 2014 hit “John Wick,” McShane introduced the charmingly mysterious Winston, who operates a swank New York hotel inhabited by assassins including the ace hitman Wick (Keanu Reeves). McShane and...

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