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Alexander Knox (I) (1907–1995)


A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist, member of the university's Hesperian Club, he had his first fling with dramatic acting playing the lead in "Hamlet". His professional ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Wilson
Wilson Woodrow Wilson
(1944)
The Longest Day
The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
(1962)
The Vikings
The Vikings Father Godwin
(1958)
Europe '51
Europe '51 George Girard
(1952)

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 1985 Joshua Then and Now
Senator Hornby
 1983 Gorky Park
General
 1977 Holocaust 2000
Meyer
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
The American Ambassador
 1971 Puppet on a Chain
Colonel De Graaf
 1970 Skullduggery
Buffington
 1969 Fräulein Doktor
Gen. Peronne
 1968 Shalako
Henry Clarke
 1967 How I Won the War
American General
 1967 Bikini Paradise
Commissioner Lighton
 1967 The 25th Hour
D.A.
 1967 Accident
Provost
 1966 Khartoum
Sir Evelyn Baring
 1966 Modesty Blaise
Minister
 1966 The Psychopath
Frank Saville
 1965 Mister Moses
Rev. Anderson
 1965 Crack in the World
Sir Charles Eggerston
 1964 Woman of Straw
Detective Inspector Lomer
 1964 The Winston Affair
Col. Burton
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Frederick Bonner
 1962 These Are the Damned
Bernard
 1962 The Share Out
Col. Calderwood
 1960 Crack in the Mirror
President
 1960 Oscar Wilde
Sir Edgar Clarke
 1959 Operation Amsterdam
Walter Keyser
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Gestapo Leader Müller
 1958 Storm Over Jamaica
Leonard Pawley
 1958 Intent to Kill
Dr. McNeill
 1958 Chase a Crooked Shadow
Chandler Bridson
 1958 Davy
Sir Giles
 1957 Hidden Fear
Hartman
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Stephen MacKenzie
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Mr. Joyce
 1955 Alias John Preston
Dr. Peter Walton
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Owen Robertson
 1954 The Divided Heart
The Chief Justice
 1954 One Just Man
Judge Craig
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Dr. Clive Esmond
 1952 Paula
Dr. Clifford Frazer
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Will Isham
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Professor Megroth
 1951 Two of a Kind
Vincent Mailer
 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
Tom Salter
 1946 Sister Kenny
Dr. McDonnell
 1944 None Shall Escape
Wilhelm Grimm
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
German Captain
 1942 This Above All
Rector
 1939 Cheer Boys Cheer
Saunders
 1939 The Four Feathers
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt
Ludwick's Assistant (uncredited)
 1931 The Gaunt Stranger
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