Alan Cumming

Biography

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, singer, comedian, director, producer and author. His roles have included the Emcee in Cabaret, Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, Mr. Elton in Emma, and Fegan Floop in the Spy Kids trilogy. He has also appeared in independent films like The Anniversary Party, which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in; and Ali Selim's Sweet Land, for which he won an Independent Spirit award as producer. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, for which he received an Olivier award, the lead in Martin Sherman's Bent, and as Dionysus in The National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared as Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera, the Emcee in Cabaret, for which he won the Tony in 1998, and "Design for Living". Cumming also introduces "Masterpiece Mystery" for PBS.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, had a cable talk show ("Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming") and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today. Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming also became a U.S. citizen in November 2008.

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Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, singer, comedian, director, producer and author. His roles have included the Emcee in Cabaret, Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, Mr. Elton in Emma, and Fegan Floop in the Spy Kids trilogy. He has also appeared in independent films like The Anniversary Party, which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in; and Ali Selim's Sweet Land, for which he won an Independent Spirit award as producer. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist, for which he received an Olivier award, the lead in Martin Sherman's Bent, and as Dionysus in The National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared as Mac the Knife in The Threepenny Opera, the Emcee in Cabaret, for which he won the Tony in 1998, and "Design for Living". Cumming also introduces "Masterpiece Mystery" for PBS.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, had a cable talk show ("Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming") and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today. Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming also became a U.S. citizen in November 2008.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1965-01-27

Place of Birth Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Battle of the Sexes as Ted Tinling
2015 Strange Magic as Bog King (voice)
2014 Chu and Blossom as Uncle
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
2013 Sir Billi as Gordon the Goat
2013 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow as Gutsy Smurf (voice)
2013 The Smurfs 2 as Gutsy Smurf
2013 Almost In Love
2013 Maladies as Alan
2012 Any Day Now as Rudy
2012 The Outback as Bog (voice)
2011 The Smurfs as Gutsy Smurf (voice)
2011 The Runaway(6 episodes)
2010 The Tempest as Sebastian
2010 Burlesque as Alexis
2010 Jackboots on Whitehall as Hitler (voice)
2010 Riverworld as Judas Caretaker
2009 Dare as Grant Matson
2009 The Good Wife(3 episodes)
2009 The Good Wife(157 episodes) as Eli Gold
2009 Boogie Woogie as Dewey
2009 Ptown Diaries as Narrator
2008 Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack(29 episodes)
2007 Tin Man(3 episodes) as Glitch
2007 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World(14 episodes)
2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
2007 Tin Man as Glitch
2007 Ghost Writer as John Vandermark
2006 The One Show(2 episodes)
2006 Full Grown Men as The Hitchhiker
2006 Web Junk 20(1 episode)
2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema as Himself
2005 Ripley Under Ground as Jeff Constant
2005 Sweet Land as Frandsen
2005 Neverwas as Jake
2005 8 out of 10 Cats(1 episode)
2005 Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical as Lecturer / Goat-Man / FDR
2005 Playing It Straight (UK)(14 episodes)
2005 Son of the Mask as Loki
2005 Eighteen as Father Chris
2004 Shoebox Zoo(26 episodes)
2004 The Tony Danza Show(2 episodes)
2004 The L Word(6 episodes)
2004 The Goodbye Girl as Mark
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over as Fegan Floop
2003 X2: X-Men United as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
2002 Nicholas Nickleby as Mr. Folair
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams as Fegan Floop
2002 V Graham Norton(2 episodes)
2002 Intimate Affairs as Sevy
2001 The Anniversary Party as Joe Therrian
2001 Josie and the Pussycats as Wyatt Frame
2001 Spy Kids as Fegan Floop
2000 For My Baby
2000 Get Carter as Jeremy Kinnear
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas as Mick Jagged
2000 Company Man as General Batista
2000 God, the Devil and Bob(12 episodes)
2000 Urbania as Brett
1999 Titus as Saturninus
1999 Annie as Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan
1999 Eyes Wide Shut as Desk Clerk
1999 Plunkett & MacLeane as Lord Rochester
1997 Spice World as Piers
1997 EP Daily(1 episode)
1997 Buddy as Dick Croner, Trudy's Assistant
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion as Sandy Frink
1996 Emma as Mr. Elton
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 GoldenEye as Boris Grishenko
1995 Circle of Friends as Sean Walsh
1994 Second Best as Bernard
1994 Black Beauty as Black Beauty (voice)
1994 The High Life(8 episodes)
1993 Cabaret as Emcee
1993 The Airzone Solution as MacNamara
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(6 episodes)
1992 Prague
1991 Bernard and the Genie as Bernard Bottle
1983 Taggart(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1900 Hurricane Bianca
1900 Rik Mayall Presents(1 episode) as Greg Deane

Writing

2001 The Anniversary Party … Writer
1994 The High Life(3 episodes) … Writer

Directing

2007 Ghost Writer … Director
2001 The Anniversary Party … Director

Creator

1994 The High Life … Creator

Production

2007 Ghost Writer … Executive Producer

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