Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1963-03-11 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Epsom, Surrey, England, UK

19 Movies · 23 TV shows

Also Known As: Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston · Alexandra Elizabeth "Alex" Kingston

Biography

Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston (born 11 March 1963) is an English actress. Active from the early 1980s, Kingston became noted for her television work in both Britain and the US in the 1990s, including her portrayal of the title role in the British miniseries The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) and her regular role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the NBC medical drama ER (1997–2004).Kingston's later credits include the recurring role of River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2008–2015), Mrs. Bennet in the ITV1 period-drama fantasy Lost in Austen (2008) and Dinah Lance in The CW's superhero fiction drama series Arrow (2013–2016).

Personal Life

Kingston met English actor Ralph Fiennes while they were both students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. They were together for ten years before marrying in 1993. In 1995, Fiennes began an affair with his Hamlet co-star Francesca Annis and left Kingston the following year; they were divorced in 1997.At the end of 1998, Kingston married German writer and freelance journalist Florian Haertel, having met him the previous year on a blind date arranged by friends; they have a daughter together, Salome Violetta Haertel, born 28 March 2001. Kingston and Haertel separated in 2009. On 30 October 2009, Haertel sued Kingston for dissolution of the marriage, and the divorce was finalised in 2013. Kingston married television producer Jonathan Stamp in 2015.Kingston has lived in the United States, and moved back to the UK in 2019.Kingston appeared on the BBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? in September 2012, investigating the lives of her great-grandfather Will Keevil and her four-times great-grandmother, Elizabeth Braham.

Early Life

Kingston was born and brought up in Epsom, Surrey, to Anthony Kingston, an English butcher and his German wife, Margarethe (née Renneisen). Kingston's paternal great-great-grandmother was Jewish, an ancestry Kingston explored on the series Who Do You Think You Are? Kingston's uncle, her mother's younger brother, is actor Walter Renneisen. Her younger sisters are Susie, who is mentally and physically disabled as a result of being deprived of oxygen at birth, and Nicola, a former actress who appeared in the 1996 British TV production of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, in which Kingston starred.Kingston was inspired to pursue acting by one of her teachers at Rosebery School for Girls. Kingston auditioned and performed in the Surrey County Youth Theatre production of Tom Jones as Mrs Fitzpatrick, alongside Sean Pertwee as Captain Fitzpatrick and Thwackum played by Tom Davison. She later completed a three-year programme at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 TV show
TV
The Widow

The Widow

5
2019
A woman's search to uncover the mystery of her husband's disappearance leads her to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she is forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved...

2018.

1 TV show
TV
A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches

7.25
2018
Diana Bishop has to solve the mysteries of Ashmole. Matthew is a vampire so she shouldn't trust him.

2016.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

2016
When Heather and Sarah Ann were growing up they told each other every secret. But Heather left their small town on the last day of high school vowing never to return. Forced to come back when her fath...
TV
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

6.92
2016
A decade after the finale of the original series, the revival follows the Gilmores through four seasons of change.
TV
Shoot the Messenger

Shoot the Messenger

2016
The series follows Daisy Channing, a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is ga...

2015.

1 Movie
Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

2015
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited i...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

5.78
2014
Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.

2013.

3 Movies
Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith

Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith

2013
Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who Series five, six and seven - "the Matt Smith Years." This compelling documentary, narrat...
Bukowski

Bukowski

2013
The story of writer Charles Bukowski's formative years from childhood to high school, his struggles with an abusive father, and his initial attempts at writing.
National Theatre Live: Macbeth

National Theatre Live: Macbeth

2013
National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in...

2012.

1 TV show
TV
Arrow

Arrow

6.1
2012
Oliver Queen is presumed dead after his yacht is lost at sea. A changed man returns five years later, determined to clean up the city as a hooded avenger armed with a bow.

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Marchlands

Marchlands

2011
The gripping story of three different families living in the same house in the 1960’s, 1980’s and present day. The families are linked by the spirit of a young girl – the 1960’s family’s daughter who ...
Like Crazy

Like Crazy

9.5
2011
A British college student falls in love with an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. She overstayed her visa.

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Ben Hur

Ben Hur

2010
Two best friends are caught in a terrible moment in history because of the struggle between the Roman Empire and its conquest of Judaea.

2009.

2 TV shows
TV
FlashForward

FlashForward

5.29
2009
When the world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future. For some, the future is positive, while for others it is not. It doesn't seem to exist for a...
TV
Hope Springs

Hope Springs

2009
Hope Springs is a British television comedy-drama series following the lives of four female ex-cons in hiding following a multimillion pound robbery. Produced by Shed Productions, the company behind B...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen

3.75
2008
ModernAmanda enters through a portal in her bathroom to join the Bennet family.

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Crashing

Crashing

2007
It sounds like a budding writer's dream: a bestselling first novel, a luxurious house in Malibu, and a trophy wife. When writer's block and a failed marriage send Richard McMurray out into the streets...
TV
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show

9.5
2007
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.

2006.

1 Movie
Alpha Dog

Alpha Dog

6
2006
Johnny Truelove sees himself as a tough guy. He is the son of a drug dealer. Johnny likes to be aggressive when things don't go his way. Johnny and his gang kidnapped Jake's 15 year old brother when J...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Sweet Land

Sweet Land

6
2005
Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota in order to meet the man destined to be her husband.
TV
Doctor Who

Doctor Who

6.2
2005
The Doctor is a 900 year old alien who is part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor knows how to save planets.
The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

2005
A cruise ship capsizes on New Year's eve after being attacked by terrorists. A group of survivors, led by a priest and a homeland security agent, must make their way through the upside down vessel to ...

2003.

1 Movie
Boudica

Boudica

2003
The Celtic queen shook the Roman Empire. One of history's first and fiercest women warriors is Boudica. The king of the Iceni accepted a treaty with the Romans in exchange for his tribe's continued in...

2002.

2 TV shows
TV
V Graham Norton

V Graham Norton

2002
V Graham Norton was an entertainment programme shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom starring Graham Norton, broadcast every weeknight as a successor to the weekly So Graham Norton. It aired from 6...
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI's Missing Persons Unit in New York City was the subject of the series.

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
Essex Boys

Essex Boys

1
2000
Billy is employed by a local crime organization. His first job will be to remember a man who just got out of prison. Billy is taught about drugs and crime by the man. Billy had his eyes on Lisa, but h...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
This Space Between Us

This Space Between Us

1999
It’s been two years since his wife’s sudden death, and once-promising young filmmaker Alex Harty has allowed both his life and career to come to a standstill. But after he assaults a Hollywood studio ...

1998.

1 Movie
Croupier

Croupier

1998
Jack aspires to be a writer. Jack knows that gamblers are born to lose and that everything in life is a gamble. The casino world takes a toll on his relationships.

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1996.

1 Movie
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders

1996
In her filthy cell in Newgate prison Moll Flanders, dubbed 'the wickedest woman in England' tells her story. Born in the gaol, after her mother is transported Moll is raised by the kindly mayor of Col...

1995.

1 Movie
Carrington

Carrington

1995
Painter Dora Carrington develops an intimate but extremely complex bond with writer Lytton Strachey. Though Lytton is a homosexual, he is enchanted by the mysterious Dora and they begin a lifelong fri...

1994.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
A Pin for the Butterfly

A Pin for the Butterfly

1994
Communism seen through the eyes of a young girl who watches her beloved uncle struggle with the oppressive government .
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
TV
Crocodile Shoes

Crocodile Shoes

1994
Crocodile Shoes is a British 7-part television series made by the BBC and screened on BBC One in 1994. The series was written by and starred Jimmy Nail as a factory worker who becomes a country and we...

1989.

1 Movie
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

5
1989
The wife of an abusive criminal found solace in the arms of a regular guest at her husband's restaurant.

1988.

1 TV show
TV
Hannay

Hannay

1988
Hannay was a 1988 spin-off from the 1978 film version of John Buchan's novel The Thirty-Nine Steps which had starred Robert Powell as Richard Hannay. In the series, Powell reprised the role of Hannay...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
The Bill

The Bill

1984
The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...

1980.

1 Movie
The Wildcats of St. Trinian's

The Wildcats of St. Trinian's

1980
The girls are from St. Trinian's decided to go on strike because they were being asked to do too much work.

1978.

1 TV show
TV
Grange Hill

Grange Hill

6.17
1978
Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in 1978 on BBC1 and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended its run in...
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