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McShane: Pirates role 'complicated'

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Ian Mcshane says he has to spend a lot of time in costume

Ian McShane has admitted he finds his role of Blackbeard in the new Pirates Of The Caribbean movie “complicated” – as getting into costume takes so long.

The 68-year-old British actor is playing a villain in the fourth instalment of the swashbuckling adventures, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Ian revealed: “I’m doing Blackbeard now, who’s a complicated character, with a complicated beard, which takes two and a half hours to make up, getting into complicated clothing.”

He went on: “It feels like we’ve been filming it for three years – we were in Hawaii for two months, LA for a month and now in London for two months.”

But the Lovejoy star is pleased to be playing the bad guy as he prefers complicated characters.

He said: “The devil gets the best tunes usually, so over the past few years it’s been terrific.”

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