Kevin McNally

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Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally.jpg
Kevin McNally, July 2006
BornKevin Robert McNally
(1956-04-27) 27 April 1956 (age 58)
Bristol, England
Other namesKevin R. McNally
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Phyllis Logan (1994–present)
ChildrenDavid (b. 1996)
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Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally.jpg
Kevin McNally, July 2006
BornKevin Robert McNally
(1956-04-27) 27 April 1956 (age 58)
Bristol, England
Other namesKevin R. McNally
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Phyllis Logan (1994–present)
ChildrenDavid (b. 1996)

Kevin Robert McNally (born 27 April 1956)[1] is an English actor who has worked in theatre and radio extensively as well as in film and television.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Bristol, McNally spent his early years in Birmingham, attending Redhill Junior School on Redhill Road in Hay Mills and Mapledene Junior School (now Mapledene Primary School) on Mapledene Road in Sheldon. He went to Central Grammar School for Boys on Gressel Lane in Tile Cross.[2]


His first professional job, at the age of 16, was at the Birmingham Rep. In 1973 he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where, in 1975, he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal.[3]

His most famous role is Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He is also one of the three actors who starred in all four films.[4]

In 2011, McNally was cast in the popular American television series Supernatural, as Frank.[5]

In 2012 McNally performed as a voice actor for the best-selling video game Assassin's Creed III, providing the likeness and voice of the character of Robert Faulkner (who is notably similar to Joshamee Gibbs from Pirates of the Caribbean).

Personal life[edit]

McNally lives in Chiswick and is married to the actress Phyllis Logan. They have a son, David, born June 1996.


McNally in 2007
1977The Spy Who Loved MeHMS Ranger Crewman
1980The Long Good FridayIrish Youth
1985Not Quite ParadisePete
1985The Berlin AffairHeinz von Hollendorf
1987Cry FreedomKen
1990Jekyll & HydeSergeant Hornby
1992StalinSergey Kirov
1997Spice WorldPoliceman
1998Sliding DoorsPaul
2000When the Sky Falls
2001ConspiracyMartin Luther
2001High Heels and Low LifesMason
2003Johnny EnglishPrime Minister
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlJoshamee Gibbs
2004De-LovelyGerald Murphy
2004The Phantom of the OperaJoseph Buquet
2005Irish JamLord Hailstock
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestJoshamee Gibbs
2006ScoopMike Tinsley
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndJoshamee Gibbs
2008ValkyrieCarl Goerdeler
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesJoshamee Gibbs
2012Hamilton: In the Interest of the NationHarold Smith
2012The RavenMaddux
2013Bounty KillerDaft Willy
2017Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesJoshamee Gibbs

Notably, along with fellow British actors Ian McNeice and Kenneth Branagh, McNally appeared in two World War II films, Valkyrie and Conspiracy that depict behind-the-scenes activities of high-ranking officials in Nazi Germany.

Television credits[edit]

1976I, ClaudiusCastor
1976Survivors (Parasites)Kane
1977The Duchess of Duke Street (A Lesson in Manners)Tom Prince
1977Poldark series IIDrake Carne
1984Doctor Who (The Twin Dilemma)Hugo Lang
1991Bottom (Smells)Sex shop owner
1995A Bit of Fry and LaurieHimself/Various
1997UnderworldMr Jezzard
1997–1999DadAlan Hook
1999Rab C. Nesbitt (Commons)MP Tony Welthorpe
1999Midsomer Murders (Blood Will Out)Orville Tudway[8]
2000The Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesWalter Burton Harris
2002ShackletonCaptain Frank Worsley
2002SpooksRobert Osborne
2005BloodlinesJames Hopkin
2007Life on MarsSupt. Harry Woolf
2007The Minister of DivineWesley
2009DemonsMr Tibbs
2009MargaretKenneth Clarke
2009Wuthering HeightsMr Earnshaw
2009Law & Order: UKHarry Morgan
2010New Tricks (Left Field)Fred Blackledge
2010Marple (The Blue Geranium)Inspector Sumerset
2010Midsomer Murders (The Noble Art)Gerald Farquaharson
2011CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Freaks & Geeks)Major Willie
2011Supernatural (Slash Fiction)
(Adventures in Babysitting)
(The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo)
Frank Devereaux
2011Downton AbbeyMr Bryant
2012Supernatural (Adventures in Babysitting)Frank Devereaux
2012Burn Notice ("Odd Man Out")James Vanek
2013The ChallengerLawrence Mulloy
2013The MillMr. Timperley
2014Turn: Washington's SpiesRichard Woodhull
201424: Live Another Day (Day 9: 10:00PM - 11:00AM)Russian agent

Other TV credits include: Z-Cars, The Bill, Casualty, The New Statesman and Murder Most Horrid. McNally also co-wrote several episodes of the television series Minder and Boon in the 1980s.

Selected stage roles[edit]

HamletClaudiusDonmar at Wyndham's Theatreopposite Jude Law, Ron Cook and Penelope Wilton
IvanovLebedevDonmar at Wyndham's Theatreopposite Kenneth Branagh, Malcolm Sinclair and Gina McKee
Nominated – Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Boeing BoeingBernardComedy Theatre
The Lady in the VanAlan Bennett 2Queen's Theatreopposite Maggie Smith and Alan Bennett
NakedGrottiAlmeida Theatreopposite Juliette Binoche
Dead FunnyRichardSavoy Theatre
The Iceman ComethParittNational Theatre


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