12 Facts About Alexander Knox


Alexander Knox was a Canadian actor on stage, screen, and occasionally television.

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Alexander Knox was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his performance as Woodrow Wilson in the film Wilson .

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Alexander Knox starred in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Control, Chief of the Circus and George Smiley's mentor.

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Alexander Knox was an author, writing adventure novels set in the Great Lakes area during the 19th century as well as plays and detective novels.

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Alexander Knox was born in Strathroy, Ontario, where his father was the minister of the Presbyterian Church.

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Alexander Knox moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to perform on stage with the Boston Repertory Theatre.

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Alexander Knox starred opposite Jessica Tandy in the 1940 Broadway production of Jupiter Laughs and, in 1944, he was chosen by Darryl F Zanuck to star in Wilson, the biographical film about American President Woodrow Wilson, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Alexander Knox had major roles in The Sea Wolf, None Shall Escape, Over 21, Sister Kenny, Paula, Europa '51, and The Vikings, as well as supporting roles late in his career, such as in The Damned, Modesty Blaise, Nicholas and Alexandra, Joshua Then and Now and the miniseries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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Alexander Knox depicted Governor Hudson Inverest in "The Latin Touch", the second episode of the first season of The Saint in 1962.

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Alexander Knox wrote six adventure novels: Bride of Quietness, Night of the White Bear, The Enemy I Kill, Raider's Moon, The Kidnapped Surgeon and Totem Dream.

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Alexander Knox wrote plays and at least three detective novels under a pseudonym before 1945.

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Alexander Knox was married to American actress Doris Nolan from 1944 until his death in 1995.

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