Alex Norton

Alex Norton

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)

Lowest Rated: 38% Beautiful Creatures (2000)

Birthday: Jan 27, 1950

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Scottish actor Alex Norton achieved success in his career without formal instruction, working his way up from theater to television and into film, both back home and in the United States. Norton began working in television in his native Scotland in the late 1960s, appearing in "This Man Craig" and continuing to work in both series and made-for-television moves in the U.K. He is best known for his portrayal of DCI Matt Burke on "Taggart," a drama series about the Maryhill CID which investigates murders in Glasgow. He appeared in 59 episodes of the series from 1986 to 2010. His other most popular part as a series regular was that of Eddie McAvoy on "Renford Rejects." He began appearing in larger American films in the 1990s, with his most notable performances in drama and action motion pictures, such as 1992's "Patriot Games" and the 1995 epic drama "Braveheart." In the 2000s, Norton appeared in two American blockbusters, taking on the historical role of Napoleon in the 2002 drama "The Count of Monte Cristo" and in 2006's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" as Captain Bellamy. These remain his most well known credits in American film and he continues working both in the U.K. and in the U.S.

Highest rated movies

Comfort and Joy
Local Hero
Gregory's Girl
Patriot Games
The Count of Monte Cristo
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Beautiful Creatures




No Score Yet No Score Yet Guardian of the Highlands Baron McToff (Voice) - 2012
73% 88% The Count of Monte Cristo Napoleon Bonaparte (Character) $54.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy's Law Murdoch (Character) - 2001
38% 33% Beautiful Creatures Hepburn (Character) $55.4K 2000
No Score Yet 69% Extremely Dangerous Unknown (Character) - 1999
47% 77% Orphans Hanson (Character) $49.5K 1998
60% 55% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Harding (Character) $3.3M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Among the Big Boys Dan Gibbons (Character) - 1993
74% 72% Patriot Games Dennis Cooley (Character) $82.7M 1992
No Score Yet 87% An Ungentlemanly Act Chief of Police Ronnie Lamb (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Harold (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hidden City Hillcombe (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Picture Tells a Story William Scott Sr. (Character) - 1984
100% 81% Comfort and Joy Trevor (Character) - 1984
100% 87% Local Hero Watt (Character) - 1983
95% No Score Yet Gregory's Girl Alec (Character) $7.7K 1981
No Score Yet 75% A Sense of Freedom Malkie (Character) - 1979


No Score Yet 66% Two Doors Down Eric (Character) 2016 2018-2019 2021-2022
86% No Score Yet Hatton Garden Kenny Collins (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Self 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heston's Feasts Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extremely Dangerous DCS Wallace (Character) 1999