Ian David McShane (born September 29, 1942) is an English actor, director, producer, and voice artist who is best known for his voice roles as Iofur Raknison in the 2007 fantasy-adventure film The Golden Compass and as Tai Lung in the 2008 DreamWorks Animation film Kung Fu Panda. For Disney, he portrayed Blackbeard in the 2011 Disney fantasy adventure film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.