Blockbuster Hollywood Actor Coming to Lanka Comic Con 2017

Kevin McNally, who plays First Mate Joshamee Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean series across from Johnny Depp, is coming to Lanka Comic Con 2017. 

Buddies on the set, buddies off the set. Sticking to The Code!  Credit: Walt Disney 

Buddies on the set, buddies off the set. Sticking to The Code! 
Credit: Walt Disney 

McNally has quite a deep record in show business. Fans of ABC's new hit show, Designated Survivor (2016) have seen him as General Harris Cochrane, opposing Kiefer Sutherland's character.

Foreshadowing White House-Military relations in Donald Trump's War Room Credit: ABC

Foreshadowing White House-Military relations in Donald Trump's War Room
Credit: ABC

Others will remember him from the amazing The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), with Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons. He played Major MacMahon, challenging Ramanujan to crack Partition mathematics.

Before Defriending had a button. Credit: IFC Films

Before Defriending had a button.
Credit: IFC Films

I first noticed McNally myself, in Valkyrie (2009, Tom Cruise and Bill Nighy), a film about an attempt to topple Hitler. If you haven't seen Valkyrie, you need to. 

Credit: MGM

Credit: MGM

Credit: Carnival Films

Credit: Carnival Films

 

Fans of Downton Abbey will recognize him as Mr. Bryant. He met his wife Phyllis Logan on the set of the show. 

 

(I imagine Sri Lankan Downton Abbey fans did not ever think they would see a cast member at Lanka Comic Con.)

 

 

 

 

 

Credit: BBC

Credit: BBC

 

McNally was even in Doctor Who.

Here he is in the 1984 classic, The Twin Dilemma. 

I'm not sure who he shoots here, but I'm pretty sure it was the right thing to do. 

 

 

 

 

McNally returns to his role next summer, in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, coming out in May. 

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