Al Swearengen Archives

Paul Darrow, Star of 'Blake's 7', Passes Away Aged 78
McShane starred in the British crime comedy series Lovejoy and is now most famous for playing Wednesday on American Gods and Al Swearengen on Deadwood. Paul Darrow Never Stopped Working Apart from Blake's 7, Darrow appeared in over 200 TV shows in Britain, including Z Cars, The Saint, Emmerdale, Holyoaks, Doctor Who (both in the 1970s and[...]
'Deadwood' Movie End "Leaves You Wondering" Says Ian McShane
The Shakespeare-with-swearing series from creator David Milch is getting a feature-length movie release from HBO, which will reportedly pick up in the South Dakota mining town post-statehood. Ian McShanePhoto by Denis Makarenko / During the HBO TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour Panel, series star Ian McShane (Al Swearengen, proprietor of Deadwood saloon The Gem) offered some[...]
Before They Were 'Gods': Mr. Wednesday Met Crockett & Tubbs. Twice.
And who can forget his turn on HBO's Deadwood as Al Swearengen, owner of the Gem Saloon and all-around force of destruction with a black-belt in dropping f-bombs. McShane's enjoyed a fulfilling acting career that's spanned over a half-century…one that's survived even this:   Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to Blackburn, Lancashire-born McShane as… Drug dealer[...]