July 10, 2006 06:03:16 GMT
Ian McShane voicing "Coraline" and "Shrek 3".
Widely known for his role of historical figure Al Swearengen in the HBO series "Deadwood", Ian McShane is next billed to provide his voice in the upcoming films of "Coraline" and "Shrek the Third".
There in "Coraline", which is of Henry Selick's direction and is based on Neil Gaiman's children's book of the same name, Ian McShane plays a sad Russian giant, about which the actor revealed "It's a small part, but it's lovely. Those things are fun to do, they really are. You go in a day and it's a chance to do something different, play around, and exercise your voice."
Elsewhere, in DreamWorks' upcoming "Shrek the Third" Ian has been billed to voice the character of Captain Hook.
Can the movie star do his best? We report, you decide.