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Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle

Interview: Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle

He’s an acclaimed actor. The other is a rising star and fan favorite from “The 100.” Now, Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle are working together in the much-anticipated “American Gods.”

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SIDEWALKS host Lori Rosales talks to Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle, the lead cast members of the Starz’s “American Gods.” In the interview, McShane talks about voicing animated characters, Whittle’s thoughts on fans and the science fiction crowd, and the actors — who play Mr. Wednesday and Shadow Moon, respectively — discuss their TV show that’s based on the book by Neil Gaiman and developed for TV by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.

Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Ian McShane is known for playing the title character “Lovejoy“ and as Al Swearengen in “Deadwood.” Some of his film roles include Blackbeard in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Winston in “John Wick,” Commander Ledford in “Grimsby,” Amphiaraus in “Hercules,” Ron Parfitt in “Cuban Fury,” Beith in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Coach in “Death Race,” and Detective Mike Barron in “Case 39.” In voice animation, McShane was Captain Hook in “Shrek the Third,” Ragnar Sturlusson in “The Golden Compass,” Tai Lung in ”Kung Fu Panda,” and Mr. Bobinsky in “Coraline.” Other TV roles include King Silas Benjamin in “Kings,” Leigh Emerson in “American Horror Story: Asylum,” Andrew Finney in “Ray Donovan,” and Ray in “Game of Thrones,” as well as miniseries Sir Eric Russell in “Roots,” Judas Iscariot in “Jesus of Nazareth,” “Sejanus in “A.D.,” and Philip Rule in “War and Remembrance.”

Born in Oldham, England, Ricky Whittle is an actor and model. In America, he played Daniel Zamora in ABC’s “Mistresses,” Charles in VH1’s “Single Ladies,” and Lincoln in The CW’s “The 100.” In the UK, Whittle is known for his role as Calvin Valentine in Channel 4’s teen soap opera “Hollyoaks.” He also competed in BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing.”

Interview Credits:
Recorded: April 19, 2017
Host / Producer: Lori Rosales
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Starz Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America

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