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Alec McCowen

Highest Rated:   100% Henry V (1989)
Lowest Rated:   40% Travels With My Aunt (1999)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Private Lives
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The One That Got Away
  • Duty Officer Hucknall
2012
No Score Yet The Young Visiters
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
  • Actor
2005
75% Gangs of New York
  • Reverend Raleigh
2002
No Score Yet Longitude
  • Actor
2000
40% Travels With My Aunt
  • Henry Pulling
1999
No Score Yet Carols from Christchurch, Oxford
  • Actor
1995
80% The Age of Innocence
  • Sillerton Jackson
1993
No Score Yet The Tower of London
  • Actor
1991
100% Henry V
  • Bishop of Ely
1989
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Actor
1989
81% 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
63% Never Say Never Again
  • Q
1983
No Score Yet Forever Young
  • Actor
1983
57% Stevie
  • Freddy
1981
No Score Yet Twelfth Night
  • Malvolio
1980
57% Hanover Street
  • Maj. Trumbo
1979
87% Frenzy
  • Inspector Oxford
1972
No Score Yet The Hawaiians
  • Micah Hale
1970
No Score Yet The Witches
  • Actor
1969
40% 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
74% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Brown
1962
100% A Night to Remember
  • Cottan
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
  • Tonbridge
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet Tower of London
  • Actor
1939

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