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Alan Cumming

Cumming promoting Neverwas at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival
Born 27 January 1965 (1965-01-27) (age 45)
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Spouse(s) Hilary Lyon (1985-1993)
Grant Shaffer (2007-present)
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.Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, writer, director, producer and author.^ Actor Alan Cumming named OBE .
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^ January 27, 1965 Perthshire, Scotland .
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^ January 27, 1965 .
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.His roles have included the Emcee in Cabaret, Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, and Fegan Floop in the Spy Kids trilogy.^ Alan Cumming is rightly cherished for his beguiling camp bravado, which can inform and/or subvert his performance in roles from the Emcee in Cabaret to Nightcrawler in the second X-Men movie.
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^ He has since become better known for his roles in X-Men 2, the Spy Kids films and his Tony Award-winning performance as the Emcee in the highly successful revival of Cabaret on Broadway.
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^ Cumming, whose roles have ranged from his Tony-winning turn as the flamboyant emcee in Cabaret to Nightcrawler in X-Men 2 , most recently scored a recurring role on Showtime's The L Word and starred in a modern adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera on Broadway.
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.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.^ With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Anniversary Party, which premiered at Cannes and won a National Board of Review award and two Independent Spirit nominations.
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^ With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and acted in The Anniversary Party, which won them a National Board of Review award and two Independent Spirit nominations.
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^ Cumming co-produced, co-wrote, co-directed and starred in The Anniversary Party with Jennifer Jason Leigh for Fine Line Pictures.
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.His London stage appearances include Hamlet, Madman 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.^ Alan performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and then the Royal National Theatre where he starred in "Accidental Death of an Anarchist", which he also adapted with director Tim Supple.
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^ Bent by Martin Sherman Review with Alan Cumming at Trafalgar Studios 1 2006 .
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^ Alan will next be seen on stage this summer at The 2008 Lincoln Center Festival in the North American Premiere of National Theatre of Scotland's production of Euripides' The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany.
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.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". 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 labeled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today.^ Alan Cumming 's new show Bought a Blue Car Today, opened last night at the Vaudeville Theatre.
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^ Then, Alan Cumming discusses his role in the Broadway hit-revival Cabaret.
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^ Cumming received the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as the Emcee in Cabaret .
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Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming also became a U.S. citizen in November 2008.

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Early life

.Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, in Perthshire, Scotland, the son of Mary, an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming, a forester.^ Cumming was born in central Scotland on Jan.
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^ Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, to Mary and Alex Cumming, a forester.

^ The younger son of a forester and a homemaker, Alan Cumming was born January 27, 1965 in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland.
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[1][2] .He has one older brother, Tom.^ He has one older brother, Tom.
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^ He has one (older) brother, Tom.

.Brought up in Angus, Cumming attended Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School and originally aspired to a career in veterinary medicine; but a personality clash with his biology teacher prevented him from taking a related elective and he subsequently set his sights on becoming an actor.^ Cumming grew up and attended school in Scotland.
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^ Carnoustie High School, Angus, Scotland (1981) .
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^ I had a big personality clash with my biology teacher, so that was scuttled early on.
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[3] .Following graduation, he spent a year and a half employed as an editor and columnist for the Scottish pop magazine TOPS before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.^ In September 1982 he began a three-year course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.
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^ Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
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^ Following graduation, he spent a year and a half employed as an editor for the Scottish pop magazine TOPS before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
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Film

Cumming played Sean Walsh, an unwanted suitor of Minnie Driver's character, in "Circle of Friends", an Irish film released in 1995.
.In 1995 he played Boris Ivanovich Grishenko in the James Bond film GoldenEye.^ GoldenEye (1995) Boris Grishenko .
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^ He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama , and after graduation he began a career in stage, film and TV. His two biggest blockbuster appearances thus far have been as Boris Grishenko in the James Bond film GoldenEye and as Nightcrawler in X2 .
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^ Answer » In which James Bond film does Boris Grishenko (Alan Cumming) continually proclaim, I am invincible!?
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.Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film The Anniversary Party with friend and former Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.[4] The two starred in the movie as a Hollywood couple.^ With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Anniversary Party, which premiered at Cannes and won a National Board of Review award and two Independent Spirit nominations.
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^ Jennifer Jason Leigh reclaims her status as one of the best and most interesting actresses working today in "The Anniversary Party" which she directed and wrote with her co-star Alan Cumming.
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^ Developing his talents off-camera as well, Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film "The Anniversary Party" with friend and former "Cabaret" co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.

.Cumming starred in and directed "Suffering Man's Charity," later released as "Ghost Writer."^ Busy on stage and television, Cumming didn't return to the big screen until six years later with "Prague", starring in this drama as a man in search of a piece of film featuring his family being taken to a concentration camp.

^ And Saturday morning I got to do just that as Alan Cumming graciously granted me 15 minutes to talk about his latest directorial effort Suffering Man’s Charity .
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^ Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film The Anniversary Party with friend and former Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.
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He had prominent roles in the Spy Kids trilogy, X-Men2 (as "Nightcrawler"), and was in Spice World, as well as Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut," "Josie and the Pussycats" and "Son of the Mask," along with acting in the Flinstone's movie "Viva Rock Vegas".
Cumming played a psychotic ex-amusement park employee in David Munro's Full Grown Men, which was shown in theaters throughout the U.S. in summer 2008.
.In Gray Matters, a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by Sue Kramer, Cumming plays cab driver Gordy who had a crush on Gray (Heather Graham).^ Alan Cumming was Gordy in Gray Matters Who did Alan Cumming play in Reefer Madness ?
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^ He also directs, produces, and writes films and plays.
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^ Can you talk about working with Heather Graham, who stars in Gray Matters?
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It premiered on October 21, 2006 at the Hamptons International Film Festival and had a U.S. theatrical release on February 23, 2007.
In 2010, Cumming will provide the voice of Adolf Hitler in the film Jackboots on Whitehall as well as co-star in "Boogie Woogie".
.During his career, Cumming has also directed two short films, Butter and Burn Your Phone - the latter began its life as a one-off drama on BBC Radio 4.^ During his career, Cumming has also directed two short films, "Butter" and "Burn Your Phone" - the latter was firstly a one-off drama on BBC Radio 4, however the nature of the narrative meant that it translated poorly to television.

^ During his career, Cumming has also directed two short films, Butter and Burn Your Phone - the latter was firstly a one-off drama on BBC Radio 4, however the nature of the narrative meant that it translated poorly to television.

^ Developing his talents off-camera as well, Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film "The Anniversary Party" with friend and former "Cabaret" co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.

Television

.In the mid-1980s Cumming made brief appearances in Scottish television shows including Take The High Road and Taggart.^ Cumming got his first break on Scottish soap Take the High Road .
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^ After leaving the Academy he quickly found himself celebrated in his homeland for both his television work (including the Scottish soap Take The High Road) and his stand-up comedy (the legendary Victor and Barry, which he wrote and performed with drama school pal Forbes Masson.
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^ Early in his career he appeared in Taggart and Take the High Road , and was half of comedy duo Victor and Barry, and is a patron of Scottish Youth Theatre.
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.His first major television role was in the Christmas 1991 comedy Bernard and the Genie, a Richard Curtis-scripted one-off show where he starred alongside Lenny Henry and Rowan Atkinson.^ Cumming is set to star alongside Evan Rachel Wood in her Mary Jane Watson role when "Turn Off The Dark" reportedly premieres in February of 2010, although no further casting announcements have been made.
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^ Cumming’s television work includes The L Word and Reefer Madness on Showtime and Sex in the City on HBO. In Britain he wrote and starred in the cult sitcom The High Life as well as many other films for the BBC including Bernard and the Genie for which he won a British Comedy award.
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^ Cumming has additionally done impressive work on television, starring along with comedian Lenny Henry in the memorable 1991 TV-movie "Bernard and the Genie" (released in the USA on video the following year), as well as taking roles in "The Last Romantics" and "Mickey Love."

.Cumming starred as Sebastian Flight in the Scottish sitcom The High Life in 1994-5. The series was written by Cumming and co-star Forbes Masson, continuing an acting-writing partnership the two had developed since their drama school days.^ CUMMING: Between high school and drama school, I worked for a publishing house.
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^ The following year, he starred as airline steward Sebastian Flight in the Scottish sitcom, The High Life, which he wrote with co-star Forbes Masson, and for which he also wrote the theme tune and much of the music.

^ Following this success Cumming starred in a BBC sitcom, The High Life , which he also co-wrote.
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.Masson and Cumming also formed a cult Kelvinside musical double act "Victor and Barry", which was filmed for an stv show and were nominated for a Perrier Award in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1988, toured Australia in 1989, playing the Sydney Opera House, released a record ("See Victor and Barry and Faint") but were killed off onstage at the London Palladium in the early 1990s.^ In total, Cumming has been nominated for a record four Olivier Awards.
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^ Speckulation Entertainment www.iboughtabluecartoday.com Olivier and Tony Award winner Alan Cumming releases his debut album I Bought a Blue Car Today, the title of which is taken from his solo musical show of the same name.
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^ With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and acted in The Anniversary Party, which won them a National Board of Review award and two Independent Spirit nominations.
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.In 2001, he guest starred in the HBO comedy Sex and the City as O the designer in the episode, 'The Real Me'. 2003 saw him playing a cameo role in the American sitcom Frasier, playing Niles's yoga instructor.^ American sitcom Frasier, playing the Niles' yoga instructor in season 10.

^ His other screen roles include the “Spy Kids” trilogy, “Plunkett and Macleane” and the television series “Sex And The City” (guest role) and “The High Life”.
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^ Many will recognise him for his starring roles in the likes of “X2”, in which he played Nightcrawler, and “Goldeneye”, in which he played the Russian computer programmer Boris Ivanovich Grishenko.
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He also guest starred on "3rd Rock from the Sun."
.In 2004, he starred in Showtime's Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical in which he played the role of The Lecturer - a versatile character who narrates the story and transforms himself into several other minor characters.^ Reefer Madness (2004) more movies like this .
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^ In 2004, he starred in Showtime's "Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical" in which he played the role of The Lecturer - a versatile character who narrates the story and transforms himself into several other minor characters.

^ In 2004, he starred in Showtime's Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical in which he played the role of The Lecturer - a versatile character who narrates the story and transforms himself into several other minor characters.

.Shortly afterwards, he had a short role in Richard Bell's feature film Eighteen.^ Shortly afterwards, he had a short role in Richard Bell's provocative feature film Eighteen, which was narrated by Ian McKellen.

^ Shortly afterwards, he had a short role in Richard Bell's provocative feature film "Eighteen", which was narrated by Ian McKellen.

^ Alan recently starred in the feature film Buddy following roles in Emma, Goldeneye and Circle of Friends.
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.He appered in BBC show, Shoebox Zoo as the humble, kind-hearted Bruno.^ Shoebox Zoo (2004) (TV series) (TV Series) [Alan Cumming as Bruno the Bear] .
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.Cumming played the role of Bill Blaikie, a party promoter hired by Kit Porter to manage her café cum nightclub, in season 3 of The L Word, having an affair with Moira/Max, a transgendered character.^ When not promoting his new products, you’ll see Cumming in a recurring role on The L Word, in films with Ian McKellen and Margaret Cho, accepting GLAAD awards, or on Broadway.
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^ In his theater role, Cumming managed to make the character, Emcee, all his own, giving a wickedly delicious performance that was unabashedly dark, sly, androgynous, and altogether terrifying.
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^ I play a character called Billie Blaikie who comes into the series to run The Planet and generally spice things up.
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He appeared in episodes 2 to 7, which originally aired on Showtime in 2006.
.In 2007, Cumming played Glitch/Ambrose, an inventor whose brain had been partially removed, in the TV miniseries, Tin Man.^ Alan Cumming was Glitch in Tin Man What role did Alan Cumming play in Sweet Land ?
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^ On the small screen he's appeared on "The L Word," "Sex And The City" and can currently be seen in the SciFi Channel miniseries, "Tin Man" as the (literally) half-brained Glitch, an updated take on The Scarecrow.
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^ Alan recently starred as Glitch in Tin Man , the mini-series on SciFi network. Next up for Alan is Boogie Woogie with Danny Huston and Amanda Seyfried.
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.He also provided the voice of Chuck Masters, a 50 year-old, paralyzed, HIV-positive gay man in Logo's Rick and Steve, a stop animation sitcom created by Q. Allan Brocka.^ From 2007 to 2009 Cumming appeared regularly as a voice on the series of animated comedy shorts, “Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in the World” (Logo, 2007-09), and became one-half of a happily married gay couple himself when he wed his graphic artist boyfriend in 2007.
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^ One of those is an animated series called Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All The World , about a HIV+ paralysed 50-something called Chuck who has a 19-year old boyfriend.

^ Variety ] In this interview, a man whose 7-year-old daughter appears in Slumdog says the filmmakers "are taking complete care of my child."
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.He is also the host of the 2008 season of the PBS 'Mystery' series.^ Tags: actors masterpiece mystery pbs Post Date: May 13, 2008 .
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^ Now, he’ll be hosting Masterpiece Mystery on PBS starting on June 22.
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^ He is also the host of PBS' Masterpiece Mystery.
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.Cumming also appeared as the third celebrity hijacker in Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, giving the housemates a method acting task in which they had to stay in character all day and then produce an improvised play.^ Movie Chicks Cherryl & Leigh Ann Boreanaz and Cumming have juicy roles that they make the most of, plus the supporting and cameo performances all create a sense of a wonderful ensemble of characters.

^ That role was {+Cabaret}'s Emcee, and Cumming managed to make the character -- previously the sole territory of Joel Grey -- all his own, giving a wickedly delicious performance that was unabashedly dark, sly, androgynous, and altogether terrifying.
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^ That role was Cabaret's Emcee, and Cumming managed to make the character -- previously the sole territory of Joel Grey -- all his own, giving a wickedly delicious performance that was unabashedly dark, sly, androgynous, and altogether terrifying.
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.In 2010 he plays Eli Gold on the CBS television show "The Good Wife."^ It was my first day filming a guest role on the TV show The Good Wife .

^ I only knew Klaus from Cb's and saw him often in the neighborhood, he was so happy to be greeted or told how good the last show was,so I never saw diva behaviour.
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Theatre

.Cumming played the Emcee in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret, for which he won a Tony, as well as numerous other awards.^ Then, Alan Cumming discusses his role in the Broadway hit-revival Cabaret.
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^ Cumming, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the mysterious emcee in a celebrated revival of “Cabaret,” is well known on both stage and screen.
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^ The Scottish actor won raves on Broadway for his starring role as the Emcee in the 1998 revival of "Cabaret."
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[5] .He had previously played the role in a production at London's Donmar Warehouse theatre, for which he had been nominated for an Olivier Award.^ He had previously played the role to great acclaim in a production at London's famed Donmar Warehouse theatre, for which he had been nominated for an Olivier Award.

^ Winners to be named at London theatre awards .

^ He went on to win an Olivier Award for his comedic role in "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" (1991) and followed that success with a turn in David Hirson's "Le Bete."

[5] .Both productions were directed by Sam Mendes.^ Both the Broadway and Donmar Warehouse productions were directed by Sam Mendes.

^ He also received praise fr his work in the Broadway revival of Cabaret which was directed by Sam Mendes and in which he played the role of Emcee.
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^ 'American Beauty' helmer Sam Mendes to direct Bond?
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He also recorded the song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Liza Minnelli for the Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays album in 2001.
.Other stage roles have included Otto in the 2001 Broadway production of Design for Living by Noel Coward, Valere in David Hirson's La Bete, the title role in the 1993 English Touring Theatre's Hamlet (playing opposite his then-wife, Hilary Lyon, in the role of Ophelia), and The Madman in the 1990 Royal National Theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, for which he won an Olivier Award.^ On stage he won an Olivier award in 1991 for his...
  • Alan Cumming – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

^ He went on to win an Olivier Award for his comedic role in "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" (1991) and followed that success with a turn in David Hirson's "Le Bete."

^ Other stage roles have included Otto in the 2001 Broadway production of Design for Living by Noel Coward, Valere in David Hirson's multi award-winning La Bete, the title role in the 1993 English Touring Theatre's Hamlet, and The Madman in the 1990 Royal National Theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, for which he won an Olivier Award.

[6]
.In 2002, Cumming and then-boyfriend British director Nick Philippou formed the production company The Art Party.^ In 2002, Cumming, with then-boyfriend British director Nick Philippou, formed the production company The Art Party.

^ In 2002, Cumming, with then-boyfriend British director Nick Philippou, formed the production company "The Art Party".

^ The company's first play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon.

.The company's first play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon.^ The company's first play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon.

^ The company's first play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play "Elle", which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon.

^ Mac’s Back Talk story about the new Roundabout Theatre production of “The Threepenny Opera” translated by Wallace Shawn… Alan Cumming, who plays Mack the Knife, no longer looks the way he did as the m.c.
  • Archive : The New Yorker 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

The company folded in 2003.
.In 2006, Cumming returned to the stage, firstly performing in a revival of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper.^ In 2006, Cumming returned to the stage, firstly performing in a revival of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical The Threepenny Opera, then in late 2006, he appeared in the West End playing the lead role in Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis.

^ SOLO: Here’s what to expect from “Alan Cumming: Uncut”, the cheeky actor/singer/stage performer’s show at Joe’s Pub: Glorious chestnuts from the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Frank Sinatra .
  • 1/11: Alan Cumming, David Byrne | NBC New York 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ The fact that the musical — by Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill — is on Broadway stuns Cumming, the 41-year-old product of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama who won a Tony Award in 1998 for playing the Master of Ceremonies in "Cabaret."
  • Alan Cumming Taking Over Show Business? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They later performed at the Tony Awards.^ In 2006, Cumming returned to the stage, firstly performing in a revival of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical "The Threepenny Opera"opposite Cyndi Lauper.They later performed at the Tony Awards.

^ Stage Cumming's most acclaimed performance was as the impish Emcee in the 1998 Broadway revival of the popular stage musical Cabaret, for which he won a Tony, as well as other awards.

^ His performance won him all three New York theater awards: a Tony, a Drama Desk, and an Outer Critics Circle.
  • Alan Cumming - Blockbuster Online 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]
  • Alan Cumming - Upcoming Shows & Peformances - Zvents 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.zvents.com [Source type: General]

.In late 2006, he appeared in the West End playing the lead role in Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis.^ Then in late 2006, he appeared in the West End playing the lead role in "Bent", a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis.

^ In 2006, Cumming returned to the stage, firstly performing in a revival of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical The Threepenny Opera, then in late 2006, he appeared in the West End playing the lead role in Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis.

^ A versatile actor, in 1991, he played the comedic lead in the BBC film, Bernard and the Genie opposite Lenny Henry, and in 1993 appeared as a villain in the The Airzone Solution.

.In 2007 he took the lead role in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae, which premiéred at the Edinburgh Festival in August, transferring to the Lyric Theatre in London during September.^ I’m re-rehearsing The Bacchae , a play I did last year for the national Theatre of Scotland at the Edinburgh International Festival, Glasgow and London.
  • Alan Cumming < Features | PopMatters 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Edinburgh festival Edinburgh festival 2007 Festivals Stage .
  • Alan Cumming | Culture | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ A snapshot of the 2007 Edinburgh Festival .
  • The original 'Victor and Barry', featuring Alan Cumming | STV Video 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC video.stv.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cumming performed alongside Dianne Wiest in Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Viacheslav Dolgachev.^ Starting Wednesday, Cumming will indulge his love for the theater when he co-stars with Dianne Wiest in the Chekhov classic "The Seagull" at the Classic Stage Company.
  • MY NEW YORK: ALAN CUMMING - NYPOST.com 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.nypost.com [Source type: General]

^ The company's first play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon.

^ The company's first play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play "Elle", which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon.

.He has been confirmed to play the Green Goblin in the new musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark which has an uncertain start date at the Hilton Theatre on Broadway.^ Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming have officially been cast in the upcoming Broadway musical Spider - Man Turn Off the Dark .
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming Cast in 'Spider-Man' Musical 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.backstage.com [Source type: General]

^ Hilton Theatre, with an opening date to be announced.
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming Cast in 'Spider-Man' Musical 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.backstage.com [Source type: General]

^ May 15, 2009 , Music News As Julie Taymor's Broadway version of Spider-Man, dubbed Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, continues to develop, the news coming out of the production keeps getting stranger and stranger.
  • IGN: Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC stars.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7]

Other work

.Cumming has also worked in other media.^ ALAN CUMMING: It's a new thing because GLAAD is awarding advertising, not just other forms of media.
  • Windy City Times - Alan Cumming in gear with 'Car' 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC windycitymediagroup.com [Source type: General]

^ Mixing his film and theatre success with a diversity of other work, Cumming is also known on the stand-up circuit as the latter half of the comedy duo Victor and Barry.
  • Alan Cumming Quotes: Page 1 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC rehteb.tripod.com [Source type: General]

.His first novel, Tommy's Tale, was published in 2002.[8] He has also written many articles for magazines, notably as a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine, writing articles about the haute couture shows in Paris.^ ALAN CUMMING 8x10 COLOR PHOTO - $5.99 Amazon Biography - Cumming, Alan (1965-): An article from: Contemporary Authors - $9.95 Amazon Eighteen - $14.99 Amazon He Likes Guys - $24.95 Amazon Tommy's Tale: A Novel - $12.95 Amazon Alan Cumming Questions .
  • Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why not check out his semi-autobiographical novel, "Tommy's Tale," about a pansexual Londoner with a fondness for all matter of sin.
  • Alan Cumming Taking Over Show Business? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Naomi Watts talks about her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger in Parade magazine: "When I got to the set and did that first scene with him, I was like, ‘Wow!
  • Alan Cumming Comments On The President's Penis - Alan Cumming - Jezebel 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC jezebel.com [Source type: General]

.In addition to various film and musical soundtracks on which he has appeared, in 2001, he recorded a duet of "Baby, It’s Cold Outside" with Liza Minnelli to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the September 11 Fund.^ "I don't kiss Tom," Cumming told us Tuesday at the Sardi's fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. "I just chat him up.
  • Alan Cumming Quotes: Page 1 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC rehteb.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ MUSIC September's Soundtracks 2003-09-24 .
  • Windy City Times - Alan Cumming in gear with 'Car' 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC windycitymediagroup.com [Source type: General]

^ There were some fab costumes among the walkers – from a great Amy Winehouse lookalike, to Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz – and everyone was raising money for the HIV and AIDS charity.
  • Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.popsugar.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He also has his own range of beauty products, the initial product being a cologne called "Cumming: the Fragrance", as well as a series of other bath/body products.^ WCT: You also have Cumming: the Fragrance and beauty products to keep you busy.
  • Windy City Times - Alan Cumming in gear with 'Car' 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC windycitymediagroup.com [Source type: General]

^ Cumming the Fragrance’ is the cologne in a range of beauty products created by the man himself.

^ His body lotion is called Cumming All Over.
  • Alan Cumming Taking Over Show Business? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9]
.Cumming served as a delegate for the Creative Coalition during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.^ The Democratic Convention in Boston in 2004 was the first time Cumming saw Obama speak.
  • Alan Cumming interview: seen the future, got the t-shirt - Scotsman.com News 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC news.scotsman.com [Source type: News]
  • Alan Cumming interview: seen the future, got the t-shirt - Scotland on Sunday 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com [Source type: News]

[10] .In this same vein, he contributed to If You Had Five Minutes with the President, an original non-partisan collection of 55+ essays by members or supporters of The Creative Coalition.^ In this same vein, he contributed to "If You Had Five Minutes with the President", an original non-partisan collection of 55+ essays by members or supporters of The Creative Coalition.

[11]
.In 2009, he played eccentric billionaire Austen Clarke alongside Lisa Kudrow on the internet sitcom Web Therapy.^ In 2009 he played eccentric billionaire Austen Clarke alongside Lisa Kudrow on the internet sitcom Web Therapy .
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Video Blogs - Tonight's Guest: Alan Cumming - Watch Episodes, Video, and Clips for Free - NBC Official Site 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Austen Clarke Boogie Woogie (2009/I) ....
  • Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Austen Clarke     - Flying High: Part 1 (2009) TV episode ....
  • Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.On 1 September 2009, Cumming released his first solo album based around his one man show, I Bought a Blue Car Today.^ With I Bought a Blue Car Today, Alan Cumming shows that life is indeed a cabaret.

^ Released debut solo album, I Bought a Blue Car Today .
  • Alan Cumming - Yahoo! TV 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alan Cumming to bring one-man show to OCPAC .
  • Alan Cumming to bring one-man show to OCPAC | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

[12]

Personal life

Cumming holding a producer credit for The 1 Second Film in May 2006
.Cumming lives in New York City with his husband Grant Shaffer (with whom he entered into a civil union in the UK) and his dog, Honey.^ Cumming entered into a civil partnership with Grant Schaffer in 2007 .
  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Talking Shop: Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ New York City more .
  • Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ I 'entered into a civil partnership.'
  • Alan Cumming: A Generation Ago, Rick Warren Would Have Made Obama Sit at the Back of the Bus 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

[13] He has dated both men and women, including an eight year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon, a two year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows, a six year relationship with theater director Nick Philippou and his present civil union with illustrator Grant Shaffer; he was once described as "a frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millennium". He has stated that he thinks of himself as bisexual, "although the pendulum has obviously swung".[14]
.In 1985, he married actress Hilary Lyon.^ In 1985, he married Hilary Lyon.

^ A Frolicky Pansexual Sex Symbol Alan was married to Hilary Lyon for eight years.

^ He was married for eight years to actress Hilary Lyon (divorce-avoidance hint: spouses should not play Hamlet and Ophelia together) and was engaged to actress Saffron Burrows, but his most recent relationships have been with men.
  • USATODAY.com - In 'X2,' Nightcrawler steals the scenes 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

They divorced in 1993.[citation needed]
.He entered into a civil union with graphic artist Grant Shaffer at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich on January 7, 2007.[15] The couple met in 2004 and dated for two years before the union.^ The 43-year-old Scot now divides his time between the UK and US and, in January 2007, entered into a civil partnership with his partner Grant Shaffer.
  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Talking Shop: Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He is currently married to artist Grant Shaffer, whom he met in 2004 and dated for two years.

^ Cumming entered into a civil partnership with Grant Schaffer in 2007 .
  • BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Talking Shop: Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In a profile for The Times, he stated that he "would dearly like to adopt a child" but subsequently stated his life was "too hectic" for children.^ SeeMore would like to sincerely thank The Creative Coalition and celebrities, some of whom are pictured below, for donating their time and .

^ "The bottom line is it is something that I liked and would wear and would willingly endorse, but also I can subvert the whole thing of celebrity endorsements at the same time — I just thought that was the funniest thing."
  • Alan Cumming Taking Over Show Business? 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Times like this, I wish the apocalypse would hurry up.
  • Alan Cumming to Play the Green Goblin? - Superhero Hype! 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[16] In March 2005, he was honoured with the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia.^ Cumming’s activism and charity work for civil rights and sex education causes have earned him several humanitarian awards including two Human Rights Campaigns awards, GLAAD’s (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) prestigious Vito Russo Media award and The Trevor Project Hero Award.
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - Inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising: Alan 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.glaad.org [Source type: General]

^ Cumming's activism and charity work for civil rights and sex education causes have earned him several humanitarian awards including two Human Rights Campaigns awards, GLAAD's (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) prestigious Vito Russo Media award and The Trevor Project Hero Award.

^ Jun 27 2008, 12:45 PM This is a reminder that the GLAAD Media Awards are airing tonight on BRAVO at 7PM. It also appears that Mariska's appearance will be aired.
  • USA Network Forums > Mariska Hargitay, Tim Guun, Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC forums.usanetwork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17]
.In November 2006, he was made a Doctor of Arts when given an honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee.^ In 2005, he was awarded an Icon of Scotland and in 2006, received an honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Abertay, Dundee.
  • Alan Cumming Returns To The Geffen 12/13-18 2009/11/13 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC losangeles.broadwayworld.com [Source type: General]
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - Inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising: Alan 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.glaad.org [Source type: General]

^ I was given an honorary doctorate of arts from the University of Abertay, Dundee, in 2006.
  • Alan Cumming < Features | PopMatters 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

.Cumming is a bisexual-identified LGBT rights campaigner, and has promoted LGBT rights on both sides of the Atlantic with organizations such as GLAAD and the HRC, as well as working for several AIDS charities, including AMFAR and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He is also a member of the Creative Coalition, an organisation to bring public awareness of social issues.^ Alan’s activism and passion for various civil rights and sex education causes has earned him many humanitarian awards including two Human Rights Campaign awards, GLAAD’s Vito Russo media award and the Trevor Project Hero Award.
  • Queercents » Blog Archive » Ten Money Questions for Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC queercents.com [Source type: General]

^ "I don't kiss Tom," Cumming told us Tuesday at the Sardi's fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. "I just chat him up.
  • Alan Cumming Quotes: Page 1 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC rehteb.tripod.com [Source type: General]

^ Cumming’s activism and charity work for civil rights and sex education causes have earned him several humanitarian awards including two Human Rights Campaigns awards, GLAAD’s (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) prestigious Vito Russo Media award and The Trevor Project Hero Award.
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - Inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising: Alan 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.glaad.org [Source type: General]

He was presented with the San Francisco Human Rights Campaign's Humanitarian Award in 2005 and the OBE in 2009.
.Cumming is one of the patrons of Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre 'for and by' young people.^ Alan Cumming is an ambassador for Homecoming Scotland 2009 a year of national celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Travel :: Celebrity Traveller: Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.dailyexpress.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Classically trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Cumming has done the full acting gamut from performing with The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre to appearing in both the Spy Kids and X-Men franchises.
  • Alan Cumming: A Cheeky Chap Brings Cabaret Back to the Geffen | LA STAGE BLOG 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.lastageblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Scottish-born Tony winner Alan Cumming is bringing his new one-man autobiographical show to the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Samueli Theatre in September for its West Coast debut.
  • Alan Cumming’s new one-man show coming to OCPAC in September - The Arts Blog : The Orange County Register 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC artsblog.freedomblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He became a patron of NORM-UK, an English registered charity against circumcision of the foreskin.^ CUMMING: Seriously, I'm one of the patrons of this new thing in Britain called NORM-UK. .
  • Gray Areas: Alan Cumming and Heather Graham on sex, politics, lesbian chic and their new movie 'Gray Matters': Feature Story at Metro Weekly magazine - News articles from Washington DC newspaper 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.metroweekly.com [Source type: General]

[18][19]
.On November 7, 2008, he became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at a ceremony in New York City.^ New York City more .
  • Alan Cumming 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m planning to catch Last Comic Standing finalist Amy Schumer perform at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club on Sunday night, Nov.
  • Alan Cumming | OK! Magazine - The First for Celebrity News 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.okmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ But really New York City is the greatest place on Earth for me.
  • Alan Cumming < Features | PopMatters 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

[20][21]
.Cumming was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours for services to film, theatre and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.^ Most recently, he was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list honored for services to film, theater and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian community.

^ The X2 star was honoured on Tuesday (24Nov09) for his services to film, theatre and the arts, as well as his work as a gay rights campaigner.
  • Cumming & Coolidge To Star In Young Director’s New Film 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The whole order is called the Order of the British Empire, but the award I got is the Officer of the British Empire.
  • Alan Cumming: A Cheeky Chap Brings Cabaret Back to the Geffen | LA STAGE BLOG 10 February 2010 11:011 UTC www.lastageblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22][23][24]

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Shadow of the Stone Tom Henderson TV Series
1991 Bernard and the Genie Bernard Bottle TV Movie
British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Newcomer
1992 Prague Alexander Novak
1993 Micky Love Greg Deane TV Movie
Mr. Bean Bachelor #2 Uncredited
TV Series
1994 Second Best Bernard
Black Beauty Black Beauty Voice
1995 Circle of Friends Sean Walsh
GoldenEye Boris Ivanovich Grishenko
The High Life Sebastian Flight TV Series
1996 Emma Mr. Elton
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Sandy Frink
Spice World Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth
Buddy Dick Croner, Trudy's Assistant
1999 Titus Saturninus
Plunkett & Macleane Lord Rochester
Eyes Wide Shut Hotel Desk Clerk
Annie Rooster
2000 Urbania Brett
God, the Devil and Bob The Devil TV Series
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Mick Jagged/Gazoo
Get Carter Jeremy Kinnear
2001 The Anniversary Party Joe Therrian Writer/Producer/Director
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh
Sex and the City O TV Series
Investigating Sex Sevy
Josie and the Pussycats Wyatt Frame
Spy Kids Fegan Floop
Company Man General Batista
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Fegan Floop
Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Folair National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Foyle's War host (himself) TV series
2003 X2 Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Fegan Floop
2004 Shoebox Zoo Bruno the Bear TV Series
Garfield: The Movie Persnikitty Voice
Eighteen Father Chris
2005 Son of the Mask Loki Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Reefer Madness Lecturer/Goat-Man/FDR
Ripley Under Ground Jeff Constant
Neverwas Jake
Sweet Land Frandsen Producer
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
2006 The L Word Billie Blaikie TV Series
Full Grown Men The Hitchhiker Co-Producer
2007 Gray Matters Gordy
John Vandermark Executive Producer
Tin Man Glitch TV miniseries
2009 Boogie Woogie Dewey
Dare Grant Matson
PoliWood Himself Documentary
2010 The Tempest Sebastian
Jackboots on Whitehall Adolf Hitler Voice
The Good Wife Eli Gold TV Series

Bibliography

  • Cumming, Alan (2002). Tommy's Tale. London: Michael Joseph. ISBN 0718144899. 

References

  1. ^ "Cumming out on top." guardian.co.uk 13 February 2003.
  2. ^ Alan Cumming Biography (1965-). Film Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Alan Cumming." Then It Must Be True.com. May 2001.
  4. ^ Interview: Alan Cumming. BarnesandNoble.com. 18 January 2002.
  5. ^ a b Alan Cumming - Details. Cinema.com.
  6. ^ Alan Cumming Biography. Lycos Movies.
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew.Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming Cast in Spider-Man Turn Off the Darkplaybill.com, June 26, 2009
  8. ^ Cumming, 2002
  9. ^ Cumming The Fragrance.
  10. ^ The Creative Coalition Press release. The Creative Coalition.com. 28 July 2004.
  11. ^ The Renaissance Man. AlanCumming.com.
  12. ^ Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today. speckulationentertainment.com.
  13. ^ McQuaid, Peter. "The artful swinger - bisexual actor Alan Cumming - Brief Article - Interview." The Advocate. 28 September 1999.
  14. ^ Walsh, Jeff. "Alan Cumming: Interview." Oasis Journals. November 2007.
  15. ^ Finn, Natalie. Alan Cumming Groomed for Marriage. EOnline.com. 8 January 2007.
  16. ^ David Mattin (2006-07-18). "Odd man out: Alan Cumming". London: Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7-2274013.html. 
  17. ^ GLAAD To Honor Billy Crystal, Alan Cumming at 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by Absolut Vodka. GLAAD Press Release. 7 March 2005.
  18. ^ NORM-UK News Item: "Film Star Wants the Foreskin to be with you." Norm-uk.org. 11 June 2007.
  19. ^ "X-Man Nixes Circs." Circumstitions.com. 11 June 2007.
  20. ^ Cumming's Blog
  21. ^ Peter Ross (2008-11-02). "Seen The Future, Got The T-Shirt". Scotland on Sunday. p. 17. "Alan Cumming is sitting on the window seat of his New York office, leafing through a sheaf of papers regarding his naturalisation as an American citizen, and shoo-ing his dog Honey from his lap." 
  22. ^ "Queen's birthday honours list: Diplomatic service and overseas list". The Guardian. 2009-06-13. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/jun/13/queens-birthday-honours-list-diplomatic. "Actor, Producer and Presenter. For serv film, theatre and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian commty" 
  23. ^ "Bi OBE". Bi Media. 2009-11-25. http://www.bimedia.org/652/bi-obe. "He was honoured for services to film, theatre and the arts – and for his work as a bisexual, lesbian and gay rights campaigner. “I have a voice because of my work. I’m loud and I speak my mind,” he said." 
  24. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59090, p. 24, 13 June 2009.

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