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Alan Cumming is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer British born on 27 january 1965

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 27 january 1965 (53 years)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish-American actor, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays.
His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), Design for Living and a one-man adaptation of Macbeth. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, and X2: X-Men United. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, and an autobiography, Not My Father's Son, had a cable talk show called 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 became a naturalised U.S. citizen in 2008.

Biography

Cumming is openly bisexual. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, graphic artist Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Honey and Leon. The couple dated for two years before entering into a civil partnership at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, on 7 January 2007. Cumming and Shaffer legally married in New York on 7 January 2012, the fifth anniversary of their London union.

Previous relationships include an eight-year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon, a two-year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows, and a six-year relationship with theater director Nick Philippou. In 2006, Cumming stated that he "would dearly like to adopt a child," but that his life was "too hectic" for children.

Cumming has promoted LGBT rights, MC-ing and attending fundraisers for organizations such as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and taking part in an Equality Network video campaign, from New York, promoting the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Scotland. Cumming also supports several AIDS charities, including the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and is also a patron of NORM-UK, an English-registered charity concerned with foreskin health and matters related to circumcision; he has condemned the practice of routine infant circumcision, particularly in the United States where it is common. In 2013 his book entitled May the Foreskin Be With You was published.

In March 2005, Cumming received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia. In July of the same year he was also presented with the HRC's Humanitarian Award in San Francisco, also for his LGBT public stance. In November 2006 Cumming received a Doctor of Arts honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee. He also is a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre 'for and by' young people. Cumming was appointed an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to film, theatre and the arts and activism for LGBT rights.

On 7 November 2008, Cumming became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at a ceremony in New York City.

Cumming has stated that since 2012 he maintains a vegan diet.

Best films

The Smurfs (2011)
(Actor)
Spy Kids (2001)
(Actor)
Emma (1996)
(Actor)
Titus (1999)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Alan Cumming (62 films)

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Actor

Battle of the Sexes, 2h1
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Political films, LGBT-related film, Tennis films
Actors Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue
Roles Ted Tinling
Rating67% 3.3520453.3520453.3520453.3520453.352045
En 1973, la joueuse Billie Jean King, âgée de 29 ans, est classée numéro 1 mondiale. Refusant de recevoir à peine 10 % de la prime versée aux joueurs masculins, alors que les finales féminines attirent autant de public que les finales masculines, elle décide, avec l'aide de Gladys Heldman et de quelques joueuses, de créer la Women's Tennis Association. Les joueuses sont alors exclues de la Fédération de tennis des États-Unis par Jack Kramer.
Hurricane Bianca, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Bianca Del Rio, RuPaul, Willam Belli, Rachel Dratch, Alan Cumming, Shangela Laquifa Wadley
Roles Lawrence Taylor
Rating58% 2.908632.908632.908632.908632.90863
A school teacher named Richard moves from New York City to a small town in Texas, and begins work at a new school. Shortly after this, Richard gets outed by the community in this town and is consequently fired, which is legal under Texas state law. Following this, Richard feels the need to get revenge on the people that were hateful to him, so he returns as Bianca Del Rio, the drag persona of Richard, and spreads his hate and causes mayhem to those that were mean to him, who are unknown to the fact that Del Rio is actually the previously fired Richard.
Strange Magic, 1h39
Directed by Gary Rydstrom
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley
Roles Bog King (voice)
Rating58% 2.904312.904312.904312.904312.90431
The realm is divided between a land of fairies and light, and a land of bog creatures living in the dark forest. Primrose flowers, which are a crucial ingredient to love potions, mark the border between the lands. Marianne is a fairy princess and heir to the throne of the Fairy Kingdom, and is engaged to be married to Roland, a handsome warrior who breaks her heart when she discovers him kissing another fairy on their wedding day. Scorned, Marianne vows to never fall in love again. Sometime later, her sister Dawn, who frequently says she is in love, is distraught regarding the upcoming Spring Ball over which boy she could meet there. Her best friend Sunny, an elf who has a crush on Dawn, tries to cheer her up with a song, but they are nearly devoured by a giant lizard before a hardened Marianne rescues them. Sunny, having fallen through the border of the dark forest, finds a Primrose petal, which he subsequently hides when fleeing the forest.
Sir Billi
Sir Billi (2013)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Patrick Doyle, Greg Hemphill, Ruby Wax, Ford Kiernan
Roles Gordon the Goat (voice)

An old, skateboarding veterinarian Sir Billi goes above and beyond the call of responsibility fighting villainous policemen and strong lairds in a war to save an illegal fugitive—Bessie Boo the beaver.
The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Roles Gutsy Smurf (voice)
Rating54% 2.703322.703322.703322.703322.70332
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, 22minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Fred Armisen, Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin, Hank Azaria, Jack Angel, Tom Kane
Roles Gutsy Smurf (voice)
Rating62% 3.147633.147633.147633.147633.14763
As the story begins, Hefty, Clumsy, and Panicky are out in the forest at night with a cart full of smurfberries that has a broken wheel. Unable to fix the wheel, the three of them sit together around a campfire roasting smurfberries when Clumsy has the idea of telling a ghost story to pass the time. Narrator then joins the three Smurfs to tell his own kind of ghost story.
Any Day Now, 1h37
Directed by Travis Fine
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Gregg Henry, Jamie Anne Allman, Chris Mulkey, Don Franklin
Roles Rudy
Rating74% 3.745933.745933.745933.745933.74593
Rudy Donatello (Alan Cumming) is a struggling musician and drag performer in a gay nightclub in 1979 West Hollywood, where he meets Paul Fleiger (Garret Dillahunt) , a closeted district attorney. Returning home to his apartment, Rudy finds Marco (Isaac Leyva), a 14-year-old with Down syndrome, left alone after his mother, Marianna (Jamie Ann Allman), had been arrested. Rudy takes in the abandoned boy, but Family Services intervenes and takes Marco to foster care. Rudy enlists Paul to help him gain custody of Marco; and the two visit Marianna in prison to coax her into signing the temporary guardianship papers, which she does. All is well as Rudy and Paul become Marco's guardians; but, when Rudy and Paul's relationship is called into question by the court system, the two men find themselves spiraling into a legal battle to become the legal and permanent guardians of the fascinating boy who showed them both the real joy of what it means to be a parent. After having their home (Marco's living environment) evaluated, the men are put in front of a judge (Frances Fisher) who is to decide what's best for the child. The evaluation comes back positive, and it is decided that Rudy and Paul are great parents for Marco. However, just as the court is about to rule in favor of the men, Marco's mother is released from prison. She takes back custody of Marco, leaving Rudy and Paul without their son. Marco is heard saying as he is taken back to his mother's apartment, "this is not my home, this is not my home." As expected, Marianna returns to her old ways (using drugs, sleeping around, etc.) and fails to take care of Marco. One night as she is having sex, Marianna tells Marco to step outside of the apartment. Marco begins to wander the streets in search of Paul's house (his true home). However, Marco is unable to find the house and dies outside, alone. The movie ends with a letter/monologue from Paul. The letter, which contained Marco's obituary, was sent to all who doubted the couple as Marco's parents. The hope was for them to realize the mistake they made that ended in this boy's untimely death.
The Outback, 1h25
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals
Actors Rob Schneider, Bret McKenzie, Charlie Bewley, Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Chris Edgerly
Roles Bog (voice)
Rating47% 2.369722.369722.369722.369722.36972
Being teased for his color, Johnny the white koala joins a traveling carnival with Hamish, a Tasmanian devil, and Higgens, a photographer monkey as talent agents. They fail to convince Lug, the carnival manager (and large lizard), to let Johnny join the main act performed by the human "The Wild Bushman". On the way through the Australian outback desert, the trailer they are in comes loose and crashes. Johnny must live up to the hero status Hamish presents him as and win the respect and love of Miranda, the boomarang expert koala. Bog, a large crocodile, wants to take control of the billabong oasis that the locals live in so sends a pack of dingos (and a thylacine named Hex) to take the billabong by force but Johnny unintentionally stops them. Boris the vulture confirms the report that Blacktooth, the leader of the dingo pack told Bog of the white koala who defeated them. Bog orders the dingos to capture the white koala but they accidentally capture Miranda's sister Charlotte instead because she was covered in white powder. The locals, guided by Quint the peg-legged wombat and Mac the kangaroo try to rescue Charlotte while Bill the wombat and his wombat troop try to capture Bog. On the way, Johnny befriends a lizard as a mount and names him Bull. Johnny also tricks two large snakes named Merlin and Marty who intended to eat Miranda. In an attempt to defeat Bog who was chasing them, Johnny and Miranda ride Bull to the carnival in hopes that The Wild Bushman can defeat Bog. The final showdown proves Johnny is center ring material and the defeated Bog and his dingos (and thylacine) are sold as pets. The koalas who bullied Johnny at the beginning seek to replace Johnny after Johnny and Miranda leave on Bull.
Maladies
Maladies (2012)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Actors James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Jon Prescott, Jermaine Crawford, Alan Cumming

Maladies is divided into chapters, titled "Feelings", "Symmetry", and "I See You". The course of the narrative lacks a specific timeframe; although the environment, setting and costumes appears designed for the early 1960s, repeated allusions to the cult leader Jim Jones in the film are somewhat jolting, as the footage of Jones used is from 1978. The film follows the foibles of its four main characters as they seek to resolve "maladies" that make it difficult for them to relate with one another and cope with themselves. James (James Franco) is an ex-TV star cum writer who finds himself unable to complete a novel. Patricia (Fallon Goodson), James' sister, is unable to speak. Catherine (Catherine Keener), their house-painter, is a cross-dresser. And Delmar, their neighbor (David Strathairn), must struggle with his unrequited love for James.
Dare
Dare (2011)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Ana Gasteyer, Sandra Bernhard, Alan Cumming
Roles Grant Matson
Rating59% 2.9504052.9504052.9504052.9504052.950405
Le film raconte l'histoire de trois adolescents très différents les uns des autres. Bien qu'élèves dans le même établissement d'une banlieue chic, aucun n'est véritablement au fond tel qu'il se montre : la chic fille qui rêve d'être actrice, celui qui se sent étranger et le rebelle.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara
Roles Gutsy Smurf (voice)
Rating55% 2.752492.752492.752492.752492.75249
As the Smurfs get ready for the Blue Moon Festival, Papa Smurf sees in his cauldron a vision of Clumsy Smurf reaching for a dragon wand and the Smurfs in cages while Gargamel laughs. Not wanting this vision to come true, Papa Smurf disallows Clumsy to pick Smurf Roots. Clumsy disobeys Papa and ends up unintentionally leading Gargamel and Azrael to the village. The Smurfs all flee for their lives while Clumsy unknowingly runs towards the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy running after him. They find him at the edge of a cliff, and while trying to help him up, they are sucked into a gigantic vortex that spirits them to present day New York City. To make matters worse, Gargamel and Azrael follow and the Smurfs end up in the apartment of Patrick and Grace Winslow, a married and expectant couple and their Basset Hound Elway. After clarifying things, the Winslows befriend them and allow them to stay in their apartment. The next day, needing to find a "star gazer" (a telescope), the Smurfs follow Patrick to his work place at Anjelou Cosmetics, misunderstanding the previous explanation of his job as fortune-telling. He calls Grace to pick them up.
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, 1h29
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Time travel films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Alexa Pena, Daryl Sabara, Mason Cook, Rowan Blanchard
Rating35% 1.763851.763851.763851.763851.76385
Organization of Super Spies (OSS) agent Marissa Wilson (Jessica Alba) is leading a team of agents attempting to capture a criminal named Tick Tock (Jeremy Piven), who purchases a mini-disk stolen from OSS. Despite being nine months pregnant and going into labor, she continues her pursuit, against the admonitions of her boss, Danger D'Amo (also played by Jeremy Piven). Tick Tock is captured and the mini-disk, which contains information on a weapon of mass destruction called Project: Armageddon, is retrieved.
Burlesque
Burlesque (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Steve Antin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Kristen Bell, Julianne Hough
Roles Alexis
Rating64% 3.2047053.2047053.2047053.2047053.204705
Ali Rose (Aguilera) moves to Los Angeles after she quits her bar job when her boss refuses to pay her. Once in L.A., she tries and fails at every audition she does until one night, she finds herself unknowingly in a burlesque club when she hears the music on the street. She finds Tess (Cher) and the dancers performing “Welcome to Burlesque” and decides to pursue a career on stage once she meets Jack (Gigandet). Jack refers her to Tess for an audition, but is rejected instantly and ushered out by Sean (Tucci). Instead of leaving, Ali begins serving customers at the club as a waitress, while Tess and Sean observe with Jack asking Tess to give Ali a chance.
Jackboots on Whitehall, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Alternate history films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Richard E. Grant
Roles Hitler (voice)
Rating53% 2.655622.655622.655622.655622.65562
In 1940, Nazi Germany invades Great Britain by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall. In London, from his bunker under Downing Street, Prime Minister Winston Churchill issues a call to arms for all of Britain to band together to resist the invaders. In a small village, Chris, a young farm worker rallies the residents to fight back. Joining forces with Churchill's small group of soldiers, the resistance movement retreats to Hadrian's Wall where the unlikely saviours of the country come from the Scottish highlands.
The Tempest, 1h50
Directed by Julie Taymor, William Shakespeare
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper
Roles Sebastian
Rating54% 2.7027152.7027152.7027152.7027152.702715
Prospera, the duchess of Milan, is secretly denounced as a sorceress and usurped by her brother Antonio, with aid from Alonso, the King of Naples, and is cast off in a small boat to die with her three-year-old daughter Miranda. They survive, finding themselves stranded on an island where the human beast Caliban is the sole inhabitant. Prospera enslaves Caliban, frees the captive spirit Ariel and claims the island. After 12 years, Alonso sails back to his kingdom from the marriage of his daughter to the prince of Tunisia, accompanied by his son Ferdinand, his brother Sebastian and Antonio. Prospera, seizing her chance for revenge, with Ariel's help causes a tempest, wrecking the ship and stranding those on board on her island.