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Alec McCowen

Alec McCowenAKA Alexander Duncan McCowen

Born: 26-May-1925
Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: English Shakespearean actor


[1] John M. Clum, Still Acting Gay: Male Homosexuality in Modern Drama (2000), "Alex McCowen announced that his appearance in a dramatization of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man was his coming out, since the play, about a middle aged gay man's dealing with the loss of his lover, mirrored McCowen's own loss of a lover to AIDS."

Father: Duncan McCowen
Mother: Mary
Boyfriend: Geoffrey Burridge (actor, d. 1987)

    High School: Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    University:
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

    TELEVISION
    Mr. Palfrey of Westminster Mr. Palfrey (1984-85)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Gangs of New York (9-Dec-2002) · Rev. Raleigh
    Victoria & Albert (26-Aug-2001)
    David Copperfield (10-Dec-2000)
    Longitude (2-Jan-2000)
    The Age of Innocence (17-Sep-1993) · Sillerton Jackson
    Henry V (8-Nov-1989) · Ely
    Cry Freedom (5-Nov-1987)
    Personal Services (12-Feb-1987)
    The Assam Garden (Jun-1985)
    Never Say Never Again (7-Oct-1983) · "Q" Algy
    Hanover Street (18-May-1979)
    Stevie (Sep-1978) · Freddy
    Travels with My Aunt (17-Dec-1972) · Henry
    Frenzy (21-Jun-1972) · Chief Inspector Oxford
    The Hawaiians (17-Jun-1970) · Micah Hale
    The Witches (9-Dec-1966) · Alan Bax
    In the Cool of the Day (Mar-1963) · Dickie Bayliss
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (8-Oct-1962) · Brown
    The Doctor's Dilemma (17-Dec-1958) · Redpenny
    A Night to Remember (3-Jul-1958) · Wireless Operator Cottam
    Silent Enemy (4-Mar-1958)
    The One That Got Away (2-Dec-1957) · Duty Officer, Hucknall
    The Good Companions (22-Apr-1957)
    Time Without Pity (Mar-1957)
    Town on Trial (22-Jan-1957)
    The Third Key (Jun-1956)
    The Deep Blue Sea (13-Oct-1955)
    The Divided Heart (9-Nov-1954)
    The Cruel Sea (24-Mar-1953) · Tonbridge


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