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Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(16 January 1907 – 25 April 1995) was a Canadian actor and author of adventure novels set in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
area during the 19th century.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Partial filmography 4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Knox was born in Strathroy, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario. He later moved to Boston, Massachusetts to perform on the stage with the Boston
Boston
Repertory Theatre. After the company folded following the stock market crash of 1929, Knox returned to London, Ontario
London, Ontario
where, for the next two years, he worked as a reporter for The London
London
Advertiser[1] before moving to London, England
England
where, during the 1930s, he appeared in several films. He starred opposite Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
in the 1940 Broadway production of Jupiter Laughs and, in 1944, he was chosen by Darryl F. Zanuck
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. However, during the McCarthy Era, he was blacklisted by the Hollywood
Hollywood
film studio bosses,[2] and he returned to Britain. Knox had major roles in The Sea Wolf, Over 21, Sister Kenny, The Vikings, Europa '51, None Shall Escape
None Shall Escape
and Nicholas and Alexandra, as well as supporting roles, late in his career, in The Damned, Joshua Then and Now and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He also wrote six adventure novels: Bride of Quietness (1933), Night of the White Bear (1971), The Enemy I Kill (1972), Raider's Moon, The Kidnapped Surgeon and Totem Dream. He also wrote plays and at least three detective novels under a pseudonym prior to 1945.[1] Personal life[edit] Knox was married to American actress Doris Nolan
Doris Nolan
(1916–1998) from 1944 until his death in 1995. They had a son Andrew Joseph Knox (b. 1947; committed suicide,[3] 1987) who became an actor and appeared in Doctor on the Go, and who was married to Imogen Hassall.[4] Alexander Knox died in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Northumberland
from bone cancer. Partial filmography[edit]

The Ringer (1931) as Bit Role (uncredited, unconfirmed) Rembrandt (1936) as Ludwick's Assistant (uncredited) The Gaunt Stranger (1938) as Dr. Lomond The Four Feathers (1939) as Bit Part (uncredited) Cheer Boys Cheer (1939) as Saunders The Sea Wolf (1941) as Humphrey Van Weyden This Above All (1942) as Rector Commandos Strike at Dawn
Commandos Strike at Dawn
(1942) as German Captain None Shall Escape
None Shall Escape
(1944) as Wilhelm Grimm Wilson (1944) as Woodrow Wilson Over 21 (1945) as Max W. Wharton Sister Kenny
Sister Kenny
(1946) as Dr. McDonnell The Judge Steps Out
The Judge Steps Out
(1947) as Judge Thomas Bailey The Sign of the Ram
The Sign of the Ram
(1949) as Mallory St. Aubyn Tokyo Joe (1949) as Mark Landis I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain
(1951) as Tom Salter Two of a Kind (1951) as Vincent Mailer Saturday's Hero
Saturday's Hero
(1951) as Professor Megroth The Son of Dr. Jekyll
The Son of Dr. Jekyll
(1951) as Dr. Curtis Lanyon Man in the Saddle (1951) as Will Isham Paula (1952) as Dr. Clifford Frazer Europa '51
Europa '51
(1952) as George Girard The Sleeping Tiger
The Sleeping Tiger
(1954) as Dr. Cilve Esmond The Divided Heart
The Divided Heart
(1954) as The Chief Justice The Night My Number Came Up
The Night My Number Came Up
(1955) as Owen Robertson Alias John Preston (1955) as Dr. Peter Walton Reach for the Sky (1956) as Mr. Joyce High Tide at Noon
High Tide at Noon
(1957) as Stephen MacKenzie Hidden Fear
Hidden Fear
(1957) as Hartman Davy (1958) as Sir Giles Chase a Crooked Shadow
Chase a Crooked Shadow
(1958) as Chandler Brisson The Vikings (1958) as Father Godwin Intent to Kill (1958) as Dr. McNeil Passionate Summer (1958) as Leonard Pawley The Two-Headed Spy
The Two-Headed Spy
(1958) as Gestapo Leader Müller Operation Amsterdam
Operation Amsterdam
(1959) as Walter Keyser The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) as Petrie Oscar Wilde (1960) as Sir Edward Clarke Crack in the Mirror
Crack in the Mirror
(1960) as President The Longest Day (1962) as Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith In the Cool of the Day
In the Cool of the Day
(1963) as Frederick Bonner The Damned (1963) as Bernard Man in the Middle (1964) as Col. Burton Woman of Straw
Woman of Straw
(1964) as Detective Inspector Crack in the World
Crack in the World
(1965) as Sir Charles Eggerston Mister Moses
Mister Moses
(1965) as Rev. Anderson The Psychopath (1966) as Frank Saville Modesty Blaise (1966) as Minister Khartoum (1966) as Sir Evelyn Baring Accident (1967) as University Provost The 25th Hour (1967) as D.A. You Only Live Twice (1967) as American President (uncredited) How I Won the War
How I Won the War
(1967) as American General Villa Rides (1968) as President Madero Shalako (1968) as Henry Clarke Fräulein Doktor (1969) as Gen. Peronne Run a Crooked Mile (1969, TV) as Sir Howard Nettleton Skullduggery (1970) as Buffington Puppet on a Chain
Puppet on a Chain
(1971) as Colonel De Graaf Nicholas and Alexandra
Nicholas and Alexandra
(1971) as The American Ambassador Holocaust 2000 (1977) as Meyer Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) as Control Gorky Park (1983) as General Joshua Then and Now (1985) as Senator Hornby

References[edit] Notes

^ a b Clara Thomas, Canadian Novelists 1920-1945, Toronto: Longmans, Green & Company, 1946, p. 75. Thomas notes, "he refuses to divulge" his pen name. ^ Slide, Anthony (1999). Actors on red alert : career interviews with five actors and actresses affected by the blacklist. Lanham, Md. [u.a.]: Scarecrow Press. pp. 117–127. ISBN 978-0810836495.  ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0461475/bio ^ Fade to Black: A Book of Movie Obituaries, Paul Donnelley, Omnibus Press, 2000, pg 315-6

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1943) Alexander Knox
Alexander Knox
(1944) Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1946) Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
(1947) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1948) Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
(1949) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1950) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1951) Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
(1952) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1953) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) David Niven
David Niven
(1958) Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
(1959) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1960) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1961) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1962) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(1963) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1964) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
(1967) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1968) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1976) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1978) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
/ Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1983) F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
(1984) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1989) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1990) Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1991) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1992) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1997) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1998) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1999) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 131214 LCCN: n50042391 ISNI: 0000 0000 7360 9141 GND: 107953684 SUDOC: 050120921 BNF: cb12616513v (data) SN

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