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      Alex Kingston

      Alex Kingston

      Highest Rated: 95% Croupier (1998)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Essex Boys (2000)

      Birthday: Mar 11, 1963

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Alex Kingston, a compelling figure known for her regal bearing and cascade of curly red hair, started acting at a young age and would go on to star in some of the world's top-rated TV shows. She caught the acting bug at school, performing with Surrey County Youth Theatre (coincidently their production of "Tom Jones" also featured a young Sean Pertwee) before training with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She made her TV debut at the age of 15 in three episodes of the long-running soap opera "Grange Hill" (BBC 1978-2008) followed by a tiny role in the comedy feature "The Wildcats of St Trinian's" (1980). She followed this with several years on the stage as a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company before starring in Peter Greenaway's critically acclaimed art house film "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" (1989). In 1993 she married fellow actor Ralph Fiennes, whom she had met at RADA. She also appeared in several British TV productions including "Soldier Soldier" (ITV 1991-97) and police drama "Crocodile Shoes" (BBC 1997) before landing the title role in the saucy period miniseries "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders" (ITV 1996). Her feisty portrayal of 'the wickedest woman in England' won Kingston a BAFTA nomination. Unfortunately just as her career was taking off, Fiennes and Kingston separated, divorcing in 1997. Most American viewers first saw Kingston as Dr Elizabeth Corday in "ER" (NBC 1994-2009). Despite her heavy filming commitments with the hit medical drama, Kingston found time to appear in several feature films including "Croupier" (1998), "Essex Boys" (2000) and playing Boudicca in "Warrior Queen" (2003). She stayed with "ER" for seven seasons, leaving in 2004. 2008 saw her first appearance as the bewitching River Song in the reboot of sci-fi action adventure "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963-1989, 2005-). A regular guest star reappearing at various key points in the Doctor's timeline, her cryptic origins were one of the biggest mysteries of the show. Other TV work included short lived sci-fi series "FlashForward" (ABC 2009-2010), a recurring role in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC 1999-) and lead roles in UK dramas "Hope Springs" (BBC 2009), "Marchlands" (ITV 2011), and the revival of 1970s favorite "Upstairs Downstairs" (BBC 2010-12).

      Highest rated movies

      Croupier poster
      Croupier
      Sweet Land poster
      Sweet Land
      Like Crazy poster
      Like Crazy
      Carrington poster
      Carrington
      Essex Boys poster
      Essex Boys

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Happily Ever After Ria (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Phone: Phone Calls From the Dead Sheila (Character) - 2011
      72% 61% Like Crazy Jackie (Character) $3.4M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sordid Things Eve Manchester (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 25% Crashing Diane Freed (Character) - 2007
      85% 83% Sweet Land Brownie (Character) $1.7M 2005
      No Score Yet 34% The Poseidon Adventure Suzanne Harrison (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior Queen Boudica (Character) - 2003
      17% 62% Essex Boys Lisa Locke (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 60% This Space Between Us Peternelle (Character) - 1999
      95% 79% Croupier Jani de Villiers (Character) $6.2M 1998
      No Score Yet 78% The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Moll Flanders (Character) - 1996
      54% 74% Carrington Frances Partridge (Character) $2.3M 1995

      TV

      Credit
      67% 40% Treason Unknown (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Discovery of Witches: Creator Series Sarah Bishop (Character) 2021-2022
      86% 80% A Discovery of Witches Sarah Bishop (Character) 2018 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 81% Blue Bloods Sloane Thompson (Guest Star) 2016 2021
      57% 62% The Widow Judith Gray (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet 33% Shoot the Messenger Mary Foster (Character) 2016
      86% 62% Arrow Dinah Lance (Guest Star) 2013-2014 2016
      54% 82% American Odyssey Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      90% 67% Doctor Who River Song (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2008 2010-2013
      No Score Yet 84% NCIS Miranda Pennebaker (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 100% Upstairs Downstairs Dr. Blanche Mottershead (Character) 2012
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Dr. Marla Thomkins (Guest Star) 2011
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Miranda Pond (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2010
      80% 78% FlashForward Fiona Banks (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      No Score Yet 84% ER Dr. Elizabeth Corday (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1994 1997-2005 2009
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure Suzanne Harrison (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996 2003