Alice Krige

Biography

Alice Maud Krige is a South African actress and producer. Her first feature film role was as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon in the 1981 Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. Since then, she has played a variety of roles in a number of genres. Krige first played the role of the Borg Queen in the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and reprised the role for the final episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager. A year after the series ended, she reprised the role in "Borg Invasion 4-D" at Star Trek: The Experience.

She attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown where she pursued an undergraduate degree in psychology and literature, but quickly turned to acting, earning an honors degree in drama from Rhodes, before a moving to London to pursue a new career path. Once in England, she studied drama at the London Central School of Speech and Drama before making her acting performance debut in the 1979 BBC Play for Today.  

After achieving critical acclaim for her role in Chariot's of Fire, and continued to star and support in both film and stage theater throughout the 1980s.  This eclectic trend continued into the 1990s before turning to television for both starring and reoccurring minor roles in prominent television series.  In addition, she continued to make sporadic convention appearances and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from Rhodes University. Alice Krige is married to writer/director, Paul Schoolman, and lives what she describes as an "itinerant" lifestyle. Although she and her husband maintain a permanent home in the United States, they spend much of their time living and working abroad.

Alice Maud Krige is a South African actress and producer. Her first feature film role was as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon in the 1981 Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. Since then, she has played a variety of roles in a number of genres. Krige first played the role of the Borg Queen in the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and reprised the role for the final episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager. A year after the series ended, she reprised the role in "Borg Invasion 4-D" at Star Trek: The Experience.

She attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown where she pursued an undergraduate degree in psychology and literature, but quickly turned to acting, earning an honors degree in drama from Rhodes, before a moving to London to pursue a new career path. Once in England, she studied drama at the London Central School of Speech and Drama before making her acting performance debut in the 1979 BBC Play for Today.  

After achieving critical acclaim for her role in Chariot's of Fire, and continued to star and support in both film and stage theater throughout the 1980s.  This eclectic trend continued into the 1990s before turning to television for both starring and reoccurring minor roles in prominent television series.  In addition, she continued to make sporadic convention appearances and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from Rhodes University. Alice Krige is married to writer/director, Paul Schoolman, and lives what she describes as an "itinerant" lifestyle. Although she and her husband maintain a permanent home in the United States, they spend much of their time living and working abroad.

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Birthday 1954-06-28

Place of Birth Upington, South Africa

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2014 Tyrant(22 episodes) as Amira Al-Fayeed
2013 Thor: The Dark World as Eir
2012 Jail Caesar
2012 The Syndicate(6 episodes) as Lady Hazelwood
2011 Page Eight as Emma Baron
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice as Morgana le Fay
2009 Solomon Kane as Katherine Crowthorn
2008 The Betrayed as Falco
2007 Dirty Sexy Money(1 episode)
2007 Ten Inch Hero as Zo
2007 Persuasion as Lady Russell
2006 The Line of Beauty as Rachel Fedden
2006 Lonely Hearts as Janet Long
2006 Silent Hill as Christabella
2006 The Contract as Miles
2005 Wings on Their Heels: The Making of 'Chariots of Fire' as Herself
2004 Shadow of Fear as Margie Henderson
2004 The 4400(2 episodes)
2004 Deadwood(6 episodes)
2003 NCIS(1 episode) as Maggie Clarke
2003 Threat Matrix(1 episode)
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune as Lady Jessica Atreides
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune(4 episodes)
2003 The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton as Snubby Eaton
2002 Dinotopia(19 episodes) as Rosemary Waldo
2002 Reign of Fire as Karen Abercromby
2001 Superstition as Mirella Cenci
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 Six Feet Under(4 episodes)
2001 Attila as Placida
2000 Dune(4 episodes)
2000 The Little Vampire as Freda Sackville-Bagg
2000 Waking the Dead(2 episodes)
2000 The Calling
1998 Becker(1 episode)
1998 The Commissioner as Isabelle Morton
1997 Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan as Rebecca Daly
1997 Twilight of the Ice Nymphs as Zephyr Eccles
1997 Habitat as Clarissa Symes
1996 Hidden in America as Dee Millerton
1996 Star Trek: First Contact as Borg Queen
1996 Amanda
1995 Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life as Lisa Benjamenta
1995 Joseph as Rahel
1995 Star Trek: Voyager(2 episodes)
1994 Sharpe's Honour as La Marquesa
1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honour as Joan Anatole
1993 The Scarlet and the Black as Madame de Renal
1993 Sharpe(19 episodes)
1993 Judgment Day: The John List Story as Jean Syfert
1992 Spies, Inc. as Isabelle
1992 Sleepwalkers as Mary Brady
1991 The Strauss Dynasty as Olga
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210(1 episode)
1989 See You in the Morning as Beth Goodwin
1988 Haunted Summer as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
1987 Barfly as Tully Sorenson
1986 Dream West(3 episodes)
1986 Second Serve as Gwen
1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story as Baroness Lisl Kemeny
1985 King David as Bathsheba
1984 Ellis Island as Bridget O'Donnell
1984 Ellis Island(0 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1983 Arms and the Man as Raina
1981 Ghost Story as Eva Galli / Alma Mobley
1981 Chariots of Fire as Sybil Gordon
1980 A Tale of Two Cities as Lucie Manette
1976 Forget Me Not as Welma de Villiers
1900 The Mystery of Natalie Wood as Maria Gurdin
1900 Persuasion(0 episodes)
1900 Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure(0 episodes)
1900 Scarlet and Black(0 episodes)

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