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Alexander Knox is a Actor and Scriptwriter Canadien born on 16 january 1907 at Strathroy-Caradoc (Canada)

Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox
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Nationality Canada
Birth 16 january 1907 at Strathroy-Caradoc (Canada)
Death 25 april 1995 (at 88 years) at Berwick-upon-Tweed (United-kingdom)

This article is about the actor. For the Irish theologian, see Alexander Knox (theologian).

Alexander Knox (16 January 1907 – 25 April 1995) was a Canadian actor and author of adventure novels set in the Great Lakes area during the 19th century.


Knox was married to American actress Doris Nolan (1916–1998) from 1944 until his death in 1995. They had a son Andrew Joseph Knox (b. 1947; committed suicide, 1987) who became an actor and appeared in Doctor on the Go, and who was married to Imogen Hassall. Alexander Knox died in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland from bone cancer.

Best films

The Vikings (1958)
Wilson (1944)

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Filmography of Alexander Knox (65 films)

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Joshua Then and Now, 1h59
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors James Woods, Alan Arkin, Gabrielle Lazure, Michael Sarrazin, Alan Scarfe, Ken Campbell
Roles Sen. Hornby
Rating64% 3.2460753.2460753.2460753.2460753.246075
Joshua Shapiro, successful writer and pundit, in a hospital room, seems to have lost his wife and is in the middle of a sex scandal. Compelled to find meaning in his life, he reviews it from his youth to the present day.
Gorky Park
Gorky Park (1983)
, 2h10
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Joanna Pacuła, Ian Bannen, Richard Griffiths
Roles General
Rating67% 3.3973353.3973353.3973353.3973353.397335
Three young people are seen ice skating in Gorky Park. Three days later, Soviet militsiya officer Arkady Renko (William Hurt) investigates the discovery of their bodies a short distance from the skating rink. All have been shot in the chest and mouth; their faces and fingerprints have been completely removed. Renko is left anxious and paranoid when the KGB refuse to take over the investigation. Renko enlists the help of Professor Andreev (Ian McDiarmid) to reconstruct their faces.
Cry of the Innocent
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Rod Taylor, Joanna Pettet, Nigel Davenport, Walter Gotell, Cyril Cusack, Jim Norton
Roles Thornton Donegin
Rating52% 2.634442.634442.634442.634442.63444
An American insurance executive seeks vengeance for the death of his wife and child in Ireland.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV miniseries)
Directed by John Irvin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Alec Guinness, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell, Bernard Hepton, Ian William Richardson
Roles Control
Rating84% 4.2471254.2471254.2471254.2471254.247125
George Smiley (Guinness), deputy head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, is forced into retirement in the wake of "Operation Testify", a failed spy mission to Czechoslovakia. Veteran British agent Jim Prideaux (Bannen) had been sent to meet with a Czech general he's been told has information identifying a deep-cover Soviet spy planted in the highest echelons of British Secret Intelligence Service, known as the Circus because of its headquarters at Cambridge Circus in London.
Holocaust 2000, 1h46
Directed by Alberto De Martino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle, Virginia McKenna, Spiros Focás
Roles Meyer
Rating54% 2.7094452.7094452.7094452.7094452.709445
Despite doomsday warnings from throngs of locals, wealthy industrialist Robert Caine (Kirk Douglas) makes the controversial decision to build a nuclear power plant near a sacred cave in the Middle East. But before Caine can reap the benefits of his latest bid for global domination, he discovers that his son, Angel (Simon Ward), is the Antichrist, who is planning to use his father's project to trigger the end of the world.
Nicholas and Alexandra, 3h9
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Films about royalty
Actors Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson, Lynne Frederick, Candace Glendenning
Roles The American Ambassador
Rating71% 3.5974153.5974153.5974153.5974153.597415
The story begins with the birth of Tsarevich Alexei on 12 August 1904 during the Russo-Japanese War. Tsar Nicholas (Michael Jayston) is warned by the Prime Minister Count Witte (Laurence Olivier) and his uncle Grand Duke Nicholas (Harry Andrews) that the war is futile and costing too many lives. They tell him the Russian people want representative government, health care, voting and workers' rights, but Nicholas wants to maintain the autocracy. Meanwhile, underground political parties led by Vladimir Lenin (Michael Bryant), Joseph Stalin (James Hazeldine) and Leon Trotsky (Brian Cox) have formed.
Skullduggery, 1h45
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Genres Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Burt Reynolds, Susan Clark, Roger C. Carmel, Edward Fox, Paul Hubschmid, Chips Rafferty
Roles Buffington
Rating47% 2.3782652.3782652.3782652.3782652.378265
On an expedition in Papua New-Guinea, Tropis, a tribe of apelike creatures are being used quickly as slaves by humans. As one of the Tropis is allegedly murdered, The following murder trial centers round the question: are the Tropis a form of humans or a form of animals. The question is a form of the Sorites paradox.
Fraulein Doktor, 1h41
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, War, Action, Spy, Historical
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Suzy Kendall, Kenneth More, Capucine, Giancarlo Giannini, James Booth, Alexander Knox
Roles General Peronne
Rating66% 3.3407653.3407653.3407653.3407653.340765
A woman spy and some male agents working for the Germans during World War I land at night near the British naval base at Scapa Flow, from a U-boat. The British, led by Col. Foreman, ambush the landing party, capturing two of the men, but the woman gets away. Foreman fakes the execution of one of the spies, thus tricking the second one, Meyer, into becoming a double agent in the hopes of using him to capture his woman accomplice, whom Meyer identifies under the codename Fraulein Doktor. Fraulein Doktor is portrayed as a brilliant spy who stole a formula for a nerve gas which the Germans used to great effect against the Allies on the battlefield.
Shalako (1968)
, 1h53
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Romance, Western
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Sean Connery, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Honor Blackman, Peter van Eyck
Roles Henry Clarke
Rating56% 2.801592.801592.801592.801592.80159
In 1880 in New Mexico, guide Bosky Fulton leads a hunting party composed of European aristocrats into Apache territory. When a French countess, Irina Lazaar, wanders off alone, she is confronted by Apache men on horseback. She is rescued by Shalako, a former cavalry officer in the American Civil War, sent by the Army to guide the party off Indian land.
Villa Rides, 2h5
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Western
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Maria Grazia Buccella, Herbert Lom, Robert Viharo
Roles President Madero
Rating63% 3.1995753.1995753.1995753.1995753.199575
À la frontière américano-mexicaine, un avion en mauvais état se pose dans un champ. Lee Arnold, le pilote de l'avion, remet les armes au capitaine Pancho Ramirez, chef des insurgés Colorados contre le président mexicain Madero. En guise de remerciement, Ramirez lui offre une ceinture pleine d'or. Se rendant chez un forgeron pour y passer la nuit, Arnold fait la connaissance de Fina dont il s'éprend. Le lendemain, le village est attaqué par les troupes de Ramirez, saccageant, tuant et violant. À proximité, Pancho Villa, qui a été témoin de la scène, envoie ses hommes attaquer les troupes de Ramirez et les fait prisonniers. Mais, peu après, Fierro, son lieutenant, les abat. Horrifié par une telle barbarie, Arnold propose un marché à Villa. Petit à petit, une amitié se crée entre les deux hommes.
Accident (1967)
, 1h45
Directed by Joseph Losey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Vivien Merchant, Delphine Seyrig
Roles Provost
Rating68% 3.4449153.4449153.4449153.4449153.444915
The story centers on a married Oxford professor, Stephen, who is experiencing a mid-life crisis. The world changes for him when he meets Anna, a beautiful young student, who is engaged to another of his students, William. Following a car accident outside Stephen's home in which William is killed and Anna is severely disoriented, she is obliged to remain with Stephen although his wife is out of town. The events preceding the accident are told in flashbacks. While Stephen believes that he is orchestrating a tryst with Anna that will leave both his wife and William in the dark, he soon discovers that Anna is playing a game of her own.
You Only Live Twice, 1h57
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Volcanisme, Martial arts films, Political films
Actors Sean Connery, Tetsurō Tanba, Mie Hama, Donald Pleasence, Akiko Wakabayashi, Bernard Lee
Roles U.S. President
Rating68% 3.447993.447993.447993.447993.44799
An American NASA spacecraft is hijacked from orbit by another, unidentified spacecraft. The U.S. suspect it to be the Soviets, but the British suspect Japanese involvement since the spacecraft landed in the Sea of Japan. To investigate, MI6 operative James Bond—agent 007—is sent to Tokyo after faking his own death in Hong Kong and being buried at sea from HMS Tenby (F65).
How I Won the War, 1h49
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Military humor in film, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Jack MacGowran, Michael Hordern, Lee Montague
Roles American General
Rating57% 2.851442.851442.851442.851442.85144
L'histoire, durant la seconde guerre mondiale, d'un commandant britannique qui emmènera ses troupes dans une série de mésaventures en Europe et dans le nord de l'Afrique.
The 25th Hour, 2h14
Directed by Henri Verneuil
Origin France
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Michael Redgrave, Grégoire Aslan, Jacques Marin, Marcel Dalio
Roles Prosecutor
Rating75% 3.792913.792913.792913.792913.79291
In a small village in Romania, a local police constable frames Johann Moritz (Quinn) as being Jewish, because his wife Suzanna has refused his advances. He is sent to a concentration camp as punishment. Eventually he is deemed part of the Aryan race and obliged to enlist as a Waffen SS soldier. After the war, he is arrested and prosecuted as a war criminal, but is ultimately released and re-united with his wife and sons in Germany.