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Alexander Knox

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B: January 16, 1907 in Strathroy, Ontario
D: April 25, 1995 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England

Alexander Knox was born just outside of London, Ontario, into a family headed by a Presbyterian minister. From a very early age he showed a talent for writing and at the London Collegiate Institute, he volunteered on the school newspaper as a poetry editor. Around this same time he began to develop an interest in acting. During these early formative years of his life, his aunt, Agnes Knox Black, was a great influence on him. Following in her footsteps, he would put on plays for home, school and church.



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Features & TV Movies:

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The Gaunt Stranger (1938)

Cheer Boys Cheer (1939)

The Four Feathers (1939)



The Sea Wolf (1940)

This Above All (1942)

Commandos Strike at Dawn (1943)

None Shall Escape (1943)

Wilson (title role, 1944)

Over Twenty-one (1945)

Sister Kenny (1946)

The Judge Steps Out (1947)

The Sign of the Ram (1948)



Two of a Kind (1951)

The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)

Man in the Saddle (1951)

Europa (1951)

I’d Climb the Highest Mountain (1951)

Saturday`s Hero (1951)

Paula (1952)

The Ringer (1953)

The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

The Divided Heart (1954)

The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Reach For the Sky (1956)

Alias John Preston (1956)

High Tide at Noon (1957)

Davy (1957)

Chase a Crooked Shadow (1957)

Hidden Fear (1957)

The Two-Headed Spy (1958)

Passionate Summer (1958)

Intent to Kill (1958)

The Vikings (1958)

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Operation Amsterdam (1959)



The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

Crack in the Mirror (1960)

The Share Out (1962)

The Longest Day (1962)

The Damned (1963)

In The Cool of the Day (1963)

Man in the Middle (1964)

Woman of Straw (1964)

Bikini Paradise (1965)

Crack in the World (1965)

Mister Moses (1965)

The Judge (TV-1966)

The Psychopath (1966)

Modesty Blaise (1966)

Khartoum (1966)

La vingt-cinquième heure (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Accident (1967)

How I Won the War (1967)

Villa Rides (1968)

Shalako (1968)

Fraulein Doktor (1969)

Run a Crooked Mile (TV-1969)



Puppet on a Chain (1970)

Skullduggery (1970)

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

Man Above Men (TV-1973)

Meeting in Potsdam (TV-1976)

The Chosen (1978)

Churchill and The Generals (TV-1979)



Cry of the Innocent (TV-1980)

Gorky Park (1983)

Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (TV-1984)

Joshua Then and Now (1985)





TV Series – Cast:

The Hidden Truth (1964)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979, mini-series)

Oppenheimer (1980, mini-series)

The Last Place on Earth (1985, mini-series)





Poster for the 1985 film, Joshua Then and Now
Poster for the 1985 film, Joshua Then and Now