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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 March 1963London, England, UK
Birth NameAlexandra Elizabeth Kingston
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Kingston was born on March 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Like Crazy (2011) and Doctor Who (2005). She has been married to Jonathan Stamp since July 18, 2015. She was previously married to Florian Haertel and Ralph Fiennes.

Spouse (3)

Jonathan Stamp (18 July 2015 - present)
Florian Haertel (29 December 1998 - 2010) (divorced) (1 child)
Ralph Fiennes (September 1993 - 28 October 1997) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Extremely curly hair

Trivia (10)

Attended RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) where she met her husband, actor Ralph Fiennes. The couple separated on 13 October 1995.
A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has performed extensively in the theater.
She was born to an English father and a German mother, and is fluent in German.
Her ex-husband, Florian Haertel, is a German freelance journalist.
Her real-life daughter, Salome Violetta Haertel, played her daughter "Ella Green" in ER (1994)'s Season 8 episode ER: On the Beach (2002).
Ex-sister-in-law of Joseph Fiennes, Martha Fiennes and George Tiffin.
Voted Best Supporting Actress for her work on 2010 by readers of Doctor Who Magazine.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a daughter named Salome Violetta Haertel' on March 28, 2001. Child's father is her now ex-2nd husband, Florian Haertel.
Reported as leaving ER (1994) because producers believe her character, icy surgeon Elizabeth Corday, has "run its course" and did not renew her contract. Interviewed in UK's Radio Times Magazine she said she had become "deeply unhappy" on the show and was aware she was being used less. [June 2004]
(July 18, 2015) Married for the 3rd time her longtime boyfriend Jonathan Stamp in Rome following a year-long engagement.

Personal Quotes (7)

About California... "I thought it was an appalling place. Then I went through a period of being amused by it. Now it's sort of both. Californians don't have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times".
On her nude scenes: "I didn't have any qualms. I'm used to taking my clothes off in front of strangers. I've done it since I was 14 - with my mother's adult education art classes. She liked to paint and I went along as a life model."
It's funny. I'm now in a more senior position and yet those feelings of sheer utter excitement of going to work just don't exist any more. - on ER (1994)
"Certainly, since Anthony Edwards left ER (1994), I would say that my work on the show has diminished in terms of the challenges I face as an actress and what I am getting to do creatively on the show. If it continues to be diminished, then I am not going to be very happy".
I do get annoyed with myself. I wish I was more focused and pushy as an actress. I suppose I should be out there more saying, "I want to do this role" or "Get me seen by this person." But that's just not me.
On playing Dr. River Song in the Doctor Who (2005) episodes "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead": I've always wanted to be like Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979); this is probably as close as I'll get.
Like all women, there are things that I don't like. My butt's heading closer to the ground every year, and I'm not overjoyed about that.

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