Alec McCowen
Date of Birth
May 26, 1925
Birth Place:
Tunbridge Wells, England, UK


Lean, incisive British actor Alec McCowen studied at the RADA before launching his stage career in 1942. McCowan's theatrical work has been devoted almost exclusively to Shakespeare and the classics; he regards Astrov in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya as his favorite role. In films from 1953, McCowen's most fondly remembered screen assignment was as mild-mannered Inspector Oxford in Hitchcock's Frenzy. The...