Alexander Knox

Actor, Screenwriter, Author
Canadian actor Alexander Knox moved to England as a young man, where he distinguished himself as a stage actor in the 1930s, also appearing in film productions there throughout the decade. After a few supporting ... Read more »
Born: 01/16/1907 in Strathroy, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Last Place on Earth 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Joshua Then and Now 1985 (Movie)

Senator Hornby (Actor)

Gorky Park 1983 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Holocaust 2000 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Truman at Potsdam 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Puppet on a Chain 1970 (Movie)

Colonel DeGraaf (Actor)

Skullduggery 1970 (Movie)

Buffington (Actor)

Fraulein Doktor 1969 (Movie)

General Peronne (Actor)

Shalako 1968 (Movie)

Henry Clarke (Actor)

Villa Rides 1968 (Movie)

President Madero (Actor)

Accident 1967 (Movie)

College Provost (Actor)

How I Won the War 1967 (Movie)

American General (Actor)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

American President (Actor)

Khartoum 1966 (Movie)

Sir Evelyn Baring (Actor)

Crack in the World 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mister Moses 1965 (Movie)

Reverend Anderson (Actor)

Modesty Blaise 1965 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

The Man in the Middle 1964 (Movie)

Colonel Burton (Actor)

Woman of Straw 1964 (Movie)

Lomer (Actor)

In the Cool of the Day 1963 (Movie)

Frederick Bonner (Actor)

The Longest Day 1961 (Movie)

General Bedell Smith (Actor)

These Are the Damned 1961 (Movie)

Bernard--Scientist (Actor)

Crack in the Mirror 1960 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Oscar Wilde 1959 (Movie)

Sir Edward Clarke (Actor)

Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958 (Movie)

Chandler Bridson (Actor)

The Two-Headed Spy 1958 (Movie)

Gestapo Leader Mueller (Actor)

The Vikings 1958 (Movie)

Father Godwin (Actor)

The Wreck of the Mary Deare 1958 (Movie)

Petrie (Actor)

Intent to Kill 1957 (Movie)

Superintendent McNeill (Actor)

Reach For the Sky 1955 (Movie)

Mr. Joyce (Actor)

The Divided Heart 1955 (Movie)

Chief Justice (Actor)

The Night My Number Came Up 1954 (Movie)

Owen Robertson (Actor)

The Sleeping Tiger 1953 (Movie)

Dr Clive Eastwood (Actor)

Man in the Saddle 1951 (Movie)

Will Isham (Actor)

Europa '51 1950 (Movie)

George Girard (Actor)

Tokyo Joe 1949 (Movie)

Mark Landis (Actor)

None Shall Escape 1943 (Movie)

Wilhelm Grimm (Actor)

Cry of the Innocent (TV Show)

Actor

One Just Man (Movie)

Judge Craig (Actor)

Over 21 (Movie)

Max Wharton (Actor)

Paula (TV Show)

Actor

Run a Crooked Mile (TV Show)

Actor

Sister Kenny (Movie)

Dr. Aeneas McDonnell (Actor)

The Commandos Strike at Dawn (Movie)

German Captain (Actor)

The Judge Steps Out (Movie)

Judge Bailey (Actor)

The Sea Wolf (Movie)

Humphrey van Weyden (Actor)

The Sign of the Ram (Movie)

Mallory St. Aubyn (Actor)

The Son of Dr. Jekyll (Movie)

Dr. Curtis Lanyon (Actor)

This Above All (Movie)

Rector (Actor)

Wilson (Movie)

Woodrow Wilson (Actor)
Writer (2)

Sister Kenny (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Judge Steps Out (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Canadian actor Alexander Knox moved to England as a young man, where he distinguished himself as a stage actor in the 1930s, also appearing in film productions there throughout the decade. After a few supporting performances in British comedies and mysteries and a bit part in the adventure classic "The Four Feathers," he made the jump to Hollywood, where he landed a sizable role in "The Sea Wolf," an adaptation of the often-filmed Jack London novel of the same name, in which Knox acted alongside screen legend Edward G. Robinson. Three years later, Knox was chosen to portray the titular president in the biopic "Wilson," which is the role he's best remembered for. Though the film itself was a financial disaster, Knox's Academy Award-nominated depiction of Woodrow Wilson earned him high praises. Now a reputable Hollywood player, Knox continued to take starring parts in a disparate series of films, working with such leading lights as Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell and Irene Dunne --until he was blacklisted from the American film industry in the '50s. Undeterred, Knox opted to continue his career in England, later to return to the U.S. for memorable supporting turns in films such as 1958's costume adventure "The Vikings" and the 1962 war epic "The Longest Day." Later, in 1966, he appeared in the U.K. historical drama "Khartoum." He continued to act in films and TV series until bowing out of the limelight in the mid-80s.

Relationships

Doris Nolan

Wife
married 1943 until his death born 1916

EDUCATION

University of Western Ontario

London , Ontario

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