Kevin Robert McNally, often credited as Kevin R. McNally, is an English actor and writer. He began his acting career in the BBC TV adaptation of I, Claudius (1976), but is best known for portraying Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Kevin Robert McNally
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
Early life and education Edit
McNally spent his early years in Birmingham, attending Redhill Junior School in Hay Mills and Mapledene Junior School (now Mapledene Primary School) in Sheldon. He went to Central Grammar School for Boys on Gressel Lane in Tile Cross.
McNally's first professional acting work, at age 16, was at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In 1973 he received a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where, in 1975, he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal.
In 1976, he appeared in BBC's I, Claudius and, in 1977, was a regular in the second series of Poldark playing Drake Carne, younger brother of Demelza Poldark. From 1991 to 1994, he wrote nine episodes of Minder, under the pseudonym Kevin Sperring, with writing partner Bernard Dempsey. He also wrote two episodes of Boon, and two episodes of Lock, Stock with Dempsey.
McNally played Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He is one of only three actors who appear in all five films, and reprised the role in Kingdom Hearts III, making him the only actor from the film series to reprise a role in Kingdom Hearts.
Along with fellow British actors Ian McNeice and Kenneth Branagh, McNally appeared in two Second World War films, Valkyrie and Conspiracy, that depict behind the scenes activities of high-ranking officials in Nazi Germany.
In 2011, he was cast in the American television series Supernatural as Frank. In 2012, he performed as a voice actor for the best selling videogame Assassin's Creed III, providing the likeness and voice of the character of Robert Faulkner. In 2013, he began working on a science-fiction animation project, Starship Goldfish.
In 2014, he played the lead role in re-recorded radio plays of five lost episodes of Hancock's Half Hour for BBC Radio 4. Following this, a further video episode was re-recorded and broadcast on BBC Four as part of the Lost Sitcoms series.
From 2014 to 2017, McNally played Judge Richard Woodhull of Setauket, Long Island, in the AMC series Turn: Washington's Spies. In July 2019, he guest-starred as Inspector Grandjean in Season 2, Episode 1 of Amazon's mystery series Maigret.
Personal life Edit
McNally was in a relationship with actress Stevie Harris and they have two children together.
|Survivors (Parasites)||Jeff Kane|
|1977||The Duchess of Duke Street (A Lesson in Manners)||Tom Prince|
|Crown Court ("Street Gang")||Paul Adams|
|1978||The Devil's Crown||Henry the Young King|
|Doctor Who (The Twin Dilemma)||Hugo Lang|
|1988||The Contract||Johnny Donahue|
|1989||Hard Cases||Richard Pearce|
|1991||Bottom (Smells)||Sex shop owner|
|1992||The Common Pursuit||Stuart Thorne|
|1993||Full Stretch||Baz Levick|
|1995||A Bit of Fry & Laurie||Himself/Various|
|1999||Rab C. Nesbitt (Commons)||MP Tony Welthorpe|
|Midsomer Murders (Blood Will Out)||Orville Tudway|
|2000||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Walter Burton Harris|
|2002||Shackleton||Captain Frank Worsley|
|2007||Life on Mars||Supt. Harry Woolf|
|The Minister of Divine||Wesley|
|The Murder of Princess Diana||Charles Davis|
|Wuthering Heights||Mr Earnshaw|
|Law & Order: UK||Harry Morgan|
|2010||New Tricks (Left Field)||Fred Blackledge|
|Agatha Christie's Marple (The Blue Geranium)||Inspector Sumerset|
|Midsomer Murders (The Noble Art)||Gerald Farquaharson|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Freaks & Geeks)||Major Willie|
|2011–2012||Supernatural (Slash Fiction)
(Adventures in Babysitting)
(The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo)
|Downton Abbey||Horace Bryant|
|2012||Burn Notice (Odd Man Out)||James Vanek|
|2013||The Challenger Disaster||Lawrence Mulloy|
|The Mill||Mr. Timperley|
|2014–2017||Turn: Washington's Spies||Richard Woodhull|
|2014||24: Live Another Day (Day 9: 10:00PM – 11:00AM)||Russian agent|
|2015||Count Arthur Strong||Ernest|
|2016||Lost Sitcoms: Hancock's Half Hour||Tony Hancock|
|Designated Survivor||Harris Cochrane|
|2017||Maigret's Night at the Crossroads||Inspector Grandjean|
|2018||The Good Fight||Franz Mendelssohn|
|The Outpost||The Smith|
|The ABC Murders||Inspector Japp|
|Das Boot||Greenwood senior|
|2019||Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes||Captain Mainwaring|
|Catherine the Great||Count Alexei Orlov|
|2020||The Crown||Bernard Ingham|
|2021||Doctor Who (Village of the Angels, Survivors of the Flux, The Vanquishers)||Professor Eustacius Jericho|
|2022||The Wingfeather Saga||Podo (voice)|
Video games Edit
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||Joshamee Gibbs|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||Joshamee Gibbs|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean Online||Joshamee Gibbs|
|2011||Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game||Joshamee Gibbs|
|2012||Assassin's Creed III||Robert Faulkner|
|2013||Disney Infinity||Joshamee Gibbs|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Joshamee Gibbs||Credited as "Kevin R. McNally"|||
|2021||Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life||Joshamee Gibbs|||
Selected stage roles Edit
|King Lear||King Lear||Shakespeare's Globe||opposite Saskia Reeves, Burt Caesar|
|Hamlet||Claudius||Donmar at Wyndham's Theatre||opposite Jude Law, Ron Cook and Penelope Wilton|
|Ivanov||Lebedev||Donmar at Wyndham's Theatre||opposite Kenneth Branagh, Malcolm Sinclair and Gina McKee|
Nominated – Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role
|Boeing Boeing||Bernard||Comedy Theatre|
|The Lady in the Van||Alan Bennett 2||Queen's Theatre||opposite Maggie Smith and Alan Bennett|
|Naked||Grotti||Almeida Theatre||opposite Juliette Binoche|
|Dead Funny||Richard||Savoy Theatre|
|The Iceman Cometh||Paritt||National Theatre|
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- "The Missing Hancocks". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
- "Lost Sitcoms – Hancock's Half Hour". BBC Four. 8 September 2016.
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