Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Highest Rated: 96% 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).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After Ria (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Phone: Phone Calls From the Dead Sheila (Character) - 2011
72% 62% 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
No Score Yet 35% The Poseidon Adventure Suzanne Harrison (Character) - 2005
85% 83% Sweet Land Brownie (Character) $1.7M 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
96% 79% Croupier Jani de Villiers (Character) $6.2M 1998
No Score Yet 79% The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Moll Flanders (Character) - 1996
54% 74% Carrington Frances Partridge (Character) $2.3M 1995

TV

Credit
94% 84% A Discovery of Witches Sarah Bishop (Character) 2018-2019
57% 88% The Widow Judith Gray (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot the Messenger Mary Foster (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 68% Arrow Dinah Lance (Guest Star) 2016 2013-2014
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Commander Sloane Thompson (Guest Star) 2016
54% 83% American Odyssey Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Shadows Ruth Hattersley (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 74% Doctor Who River Song (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2010-2013 2008
No Score Yet 86% Navy 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 No Score Yet Upstairs Downstairs Dr. Blanche Mottershead (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marchlands Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Miranda Pond (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2010 2008
80% 77% FlashForward Fiona Banks (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Hur Ruth (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 80% ER Dr. Elizabeth Corday (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009 1997-2005 1994
No Score Yet 84% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost in Austen Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure Suzanne Harrison (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2003 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crocodile Shoes Unknown (Character) 1996 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Dr. Howard (Character) 1993 1991 1988

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