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Alex Kingston



A classically trained British stage actress, Alex Kingston earned a following amongst American television audiences with her portrayal of the bold and outspoken Dr. Elizabeth Corday on NBC's E.R. The role was Kingston's best known since she portrayed the lusty title character of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) on British television; her work on the often-steamy miniseries earned the curly haired actress both acclaim and a certain measure of notoriety in her native country, two things that virtually ensured her crossover to transatlantic engagements.

The daughter of a butcher, Kingston was born in London on March 11, 1963. She first became interested in the theatre during a family trip to her mother's native Germany, where her uncle, an actor, was performing on the stage. After making her own stage debut at the age of five as the Angel Gabriel in a Nativity play, Kingston went on to appear in a number of school productions and got her first professional job at 15, when she had a stint as a school bully on the popular TV series Grange Hill. Following her schooling, she trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she met and fell in love with fellow actor Ralph Fiennes, whom she would marry in 1993 and divorce four years later. After completing her training, Kingston performed in repertory theatre across England and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.



While she portrayed numerous classical characters on the stage, Kingston took on more contemporary characters on television and made her film debut in Peter Greenaway's 1989 The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Following her 1996 casting on E.R., Kingston's fan base began to grow, as did her screen appearances. In 1999, she had a leading role as a South African gambler in Mike Hodges' acclaimed Croupier and that same year appeared as a flighty rich woman in the romantic comedy This Space Between Us. Over the next several years, Kingston would find ongoing success in TV, starring on Hope Springs, Marchlands, Upstairs Downstairs, and Doctor Who.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Happily Ever After
  • Ria
2016
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: This House
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Macbeth Encore
  • Actor
2013
72% Like Crazy
  • Jackie
2011
No Score Yet Ben Hur
  • Ruth
2010
No Score Yet Crashing
  • Diane Freed
2007
55% Alpha Dog
  • Tiffy Hartunian
2007
85% Sweet Land
  • Brownie
2006
No Score Yet Doctor Who: The Empty Child
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Warrior Queen
  • Boudica
2006
No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure
  • Suzanne Harrison
2005
17% Essex Boys
  • Lisa Locke
2000
98% Croupier
  • Jani de Villiers
2000
No Score Yet This Space Between Us
  • Paternelle
1999
No Score Yet Weapons of Mass Distraction
  • Verity Graham
1997
No Score Yet The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
  • Moll Flanders
1996
50% Carrington
  • Frances Partridge
1995
No Score Yet The Infiltrator
  • Anna Bidermann
1995
No Score Yet A Pin for the Butterfly
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Foreign Affairs
  • Actress
1993
90% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Adele
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
52% American Odyssey
2015
  • Jennifer Wachtel
No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential
2005
  • River Song
  • Guest
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Miranda Pennebaker
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Dr. Blanche Mottershead Moll Flanders Boudica
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Fiona Banks
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Sloane Thompson
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Miranda Pond
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Elizabeth Corday Dr. Elizabeth Corday Greene
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Marla
88% Doctor Who
2006-2016
  • River Song
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
97% Arrow
2012
  • Dinah Lance Dinah
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Patricia Alwick

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