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Alec McCowen (Alexander Duncan McCowen)

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Biography

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK
Alec McCowen, the English actor, was born on May 26, 1925 in Tunbridge Wells, England. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1942. He established his reputation in classical stage roles, appearing in the ensemble of Laurence Olivier's famed duo-production of William Shakespeare's "Anthony & Cleopatra" and George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar & Cleopatra" at the 1951 Festival of Britain. McCowen transferred with the productions to New York that same year, making his Broadway debut. Read more...

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Character: 2nd Medical Orderly

Private's Progress 1956

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Character: Duty Officer, Hucknall

The One That Got Away 1957

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Character: Albert Oakroyd

The Good Companions 1957

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Character: Dickie Bayliss

In the Cool of the Day 1963

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Character: Chief Inspector Oxford

Frenzy 1972

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Character: Henry Pulling

Travels with My Aunt 1972

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Character: Reverend Raleigh

Gangs of New York 2002

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Character: Supt. Fish

Cruel Train 1995

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Character: Sillerton Jackson

The Age of Innocence 1993

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Character: Acting High Commissioner

Cry Freedom 1987

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Character: Wing Commander Morten

Personal Services 1987

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Character: J. M. Barrie

The Young Visiters 1984

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Character: 'Q' Algy

Never Say Never Again 1983

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Character: Sir Frank Dyson

Longitude 2000

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Character: Mr. Jorkins

David Copperfield 2000

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Character: Micah Hale

The Hawaiians 1970

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Character: Himself

Arena 1975

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Character: Prologue in 'Henry V'

The Story of English 1986

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Play

The 33rd Annual Tony Awards 1979

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Character: Major Trumbo

Hanover Street 1979

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Character: Himself

Forty Minutes 1981

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