Alec McCowen

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)
Birthday: May 26, 1925
Birthplace: Not Available
Lean, incisive British actor Alec McCowen studied at the RADA before launching his stage career in 1942. McCowan's theatrical work has been devoted almost exclusively to Shakespeare and the classics; he regards Astrov in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya as his favorite role. In films from 1953, McCowen's most fondly remembered screen assignment was as mild-mannered Inspector Oxford in Hitchcock's Frenzy. The actor's expression of quiet desperation as he samples the horrendous gourmet dishes prepared by his wife was worth the admission price in itself. In the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1982), McCowen was far more brusque and businesslike as "Q" than Desmond Llewellyn ever was or ever will be. Looking quite at ease in historical costume, Alec McCowen has flourished into the 1990s in lavish period films like Henry V (1989) and The Age of Innocence (1993).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Private Lives Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Young Visiters Actor 2011
No Score Yet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Actor 2005
74% Gangs of New York Reverend Raleigh $77.7M 2002
80% Longitude Actor 2000
83% The Age of Innocence Sillerton Jackson 1993
No Score Yet The Tower of London Actor 1991
100% Henry V Bishop of Ely 1989
82% Cry Freedom Acting High Commissioner 1987
No Score Yet Personal Services Wing Commander Morten 1987
No Score Yet Dedicated Man Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Assam Garden Mr. Philpott 1985
No Score Yet Forever Young Father Vincent 1984
66% Never Say Never Again Q 1983
67% Stevie Freddy 1981
No Score Yet Twelfth Night Malvolio 1980
57% Hanover Street Maj. Trumbo 1979
50% Travels With My Aunt Henry Pulling 1972
87% Frenzy Inspector Oxford 1972
No Score Yet The Hawaiians Micah Hale 1970
No Score Yet The Witches Actor 1969
63% The Witches (The Devil's Own) Alan Bax 1966
86% The Agony and the Ecstasy Actor 1965
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Dickie Bayliss 1963
No Score Yet Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom 1963
70% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Brown 1962
100% A Night to Remember Cottan 1958
No Score Yet The One That Got Away Duty Officer Hucknall 1958
No Score Yet Silent Enemy Able Seaman Morgan 1958
No Score Yet Town on Trial Peter Crowley 1957
No Score Yet The Good Companions Albert 1957
No Score Yet Time Without Pity Alec Graham 1957
No Score Yet Third Key Surgeon 1956
No Score Yet The Deep Blue Sea Ken Thompson 1955
No Score Yet The Divided Heart Actor 1954
No Score Yet The Cruel Sea Director Tonbridge 1953
No Score Yet Tower of London Actor 1939


No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
  • 2001


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