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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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Known For

Wilson
Wilson Woodrow Wilson
(1944)
The Longest Day
The Longest Day Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
(1962)
The Sea Wolf
The Sea Wolf Humphrey Van Weyden
(1941)
Accident
Accident Provost
(1967)

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 1986 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Pinder
- Death and Venice: Part Two (1986) ... Pinder
- Death and Venice: Part One (1986) ... Pinder
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Clements Markham
- Rejoice (1985) ... Sir Clements Markham
- Poles Apart (1985) ... Sir Clements Markham
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Sir Clements Markham
 1985 Joshua Then and Now
Senator Hornby
 1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (TV Movie)
Mr. Gilman
 1983 Gorky Park
General
 1982 The World About Us (TV Series documentary)
Thomas Bell
- The Forgotten Voyage (1982) ... Thomas Bell
 1980 Oppenheimer (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Stimson
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Henry Stimson
 1980 Cry of the Innocent (TV Movie)
Thornton Donegin
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
John Foster Dulles
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Control
- Tinker Tailor (1979) ... Control
- Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979) ... Control
- Return to the Circus (1979) ... Control
 1979 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
Henry Stimson - Secretary of War
 1977 Holocaust 2000
Meyer
 1976 Truman at Potsdam (TV Movie)
Henry L Stimson
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
The Judge
- Man Above Men (1973) ... The Judge
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
The American Ambassador
 1971 Puppet on a Chain
Colonel De Graaf
 1970 When We Dead Awaken (TV Movie)
Rubek
 1970 Skullduggery
Buffington
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Sir Howard Nettleton
 1969 Fräulein Doktor
Gen. Peronne
 1968 Shalako
Henry Clarke
 1968 Villa Rides
President Madero
 1967 How I Won the War
American General
 1967 You Only Live Twice
Secretary of Defense (uncredited)
 1967 Bikini Paradise
Commissioner Lighton
 1967 The 25th Hour
D.A.
 1967 Accident
Provost
 1966 Thirteen Against Fate (TV Series)
Xavier Lhomond
- The Judge (1966) ... Xavier Lhomond
 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 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Professor Lazard
- One of the Hampshire Pargeters (1964) ... Professor Lazard
- Missing Believed Killed (1964) ... Professor Lazard
- The Final Analysis (1964) ... Professor Lazard
- One for the Road (1964) ... Professor Lazard
- Sweets to the Sweet (1964) ... Professor Lazard
 1964 Woman of Straw
Detective Inspector Lomer
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Edmond Duval
- The Lady of the Camellias (1964) ... Edmond Duval
 1964 The Winston Affair
Col. Burton
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sneider
- The Touch of a Dead Hand (1963) ... Sneider
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Frederick Bonner
 1962 The Share Out
Col. Calderwood
 1962 These Are the Damned
Bernard
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Governor Hudson Inverest
- The Latin Touch (1962) ... Governor Hudson Inverest
 1962 The Longest Day
Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
The President
- Course for Collision (1962) ... The President
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Calderwood
- The Share Out (1962) ... Colonel Calderwood
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Jeremy Penlove
- The Intervener (1961) ... Jeremy Penlove
 1960 Oscar Wilde
Sir Edgar Clarke
 1960 Crack in the Mirror
President
 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 The Vikings
Father Godwin
 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
 1956 Opportunity Murder (TV Series)
Malcolm Lewis
- A Choice of Solutions (1956) ... Malcolm Lewis
- A Choice of Suspects (1956) ... Malcolm Lewis
- A Choice of Killers (1956) ... Malcolm Lewis
- A Choice of Motives (1956) ... Malcolm Lewis
- View the Weapon (1956) ... Malcolm Lewis
 1955 Alias John Preston
Dr. Peter Walton
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Claude Mulhammer
- The Confidential Clerk (1955) ... Sir Claude Mulhammer
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Owen Robertson
 1954 The Divided Heart
The Chief Justice
 1954 One Just Man
Judge Craig
 1954 The Vise (TV Series)
Judge Craig
- One Just Man (1954) ... Judge Craig
 1954 The Sleeping Tiger
Dr. Clive Esmond
 1952 Europe '51
George Girard
 1952 Paula
Dr. Clifford Frazer
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Will Isham
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Dr. Curtis Lanyon
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Professor Megroth
 1951 Two of a Kind
Vincent Mailer
 1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
Tom Salter
 1949 Tokyo Joe
Mark Landis
 1948 The Sign of the Ram
Mallory St. Aubyn
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Judge Thomas Bailey
 1946 Sister Kenny
Dr. McDonnell
 1945 Over 21
Max W. Wharton
 1944 Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
 1944 None Shall Escape
Wilhelm Grimm
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
German Captain
 1942 This Above All
Rector
 1941 The Sea Wolf
Humphrey Van Weyden
 1939 Cheer Boys Cheer
Saunders
 1939 The Four Feathers
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1938 The Phantom Strikes
Dr Lomond
 1938 Deirdre (TV Movie)
Naisi
 1937 Polly (TV Movie)
Cawwawkee
 1937 Everyman (TV Movie)
Everyman
 1936 The Tiger (TV Movie)
American Liaison Officer
 1936 Rembrandt
Ludwick's Assistant (uncredited)
 1931 The Gaunt Stranger
Bit Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry VIII," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Paul Rogers and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director. See more »

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