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Biography

Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist, member of the university's Hesperian Club, he had his first fling with dramatic acting playing the lead in "Hamlet". His professional theatrical debut began on the Boston stage in 1929, while simultaneously earning an income as a journalist for the Boston Post. After only a year, he went looking for better acting opportunities in England, specializing in 'serious', classical parts which required just the right measure of 'gravitas'. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Dr. McDonnell

Sister Kenny 1946

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Character: Owen Robertson

The Night My Number Came Up 1955

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Character: Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith

The Longest Day 1962

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Character: Frederick Bonner

In the Cool of the Day 1963

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Character: Detective Inspector Lomer

Woman of Straw 1964

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Character: Col. Burton

Man in the Middle 1964

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Character: Frank Saville

The Psychopath 1966

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Character: Henry Clarke

Shalako 1968

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Character: The American Ambassador

Nicholas and Alexandra 1971

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Character: Chief Justice Anderson

The Divided Heart 1954

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Character: Henry Stimson - Secretary of War

Churchill and the Generals 1981

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Character: Senator Hornby

Joshua Then and Now 1985

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Character: Professor Megroth

Saturday's Hero 1951

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Character: George Girard

Europe '51 1952

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Character: Sir Evelyn Baring

Khartoum 1966

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Character: Stephen MacKenzie

High Tide at Noon 1957

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Writing

Character: Dr. McDonnell

Sister Kenny 1946

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