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Who is Alec Mccowen?
Alec McCowen: Alexander Duncan "Alec" McCowen CBE is an English actor. He is known for his work in numerous film and stage productions. He was awarded the OBE in the 1972 New Year Honours and the CBE in the 1985 New Year Honours.
- also known as Alec McOwen, Alexander Duncan McCowen, Alec McCowan, Alexander D. McCowen, Alex McCowen, Alec Mc Cowen, Alec, Alexander Duncan "Alec" McCowen, Alexander Duncan "Alec" McCowen CBE, McCowen Alec
- born on (90 years ago) in Royal Tunbridge Wells, child of Mary Walkden and Duncan McCowen
- ethnicity: English people
- nationality: United Kingdom, England
- profession: Actor, author, theatre director
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by Jonathan Law
The British actor Alec McCowen, who starred in the 1966 TV version, has described the play as splendid, sombre, and very innocent, “obviously written by a man who has no knowledge of psychiatry”. Peter BROOK directed a revival at the Phoenix Theatre starring Paul Scofield in 1956. The critic Philip Squire noted in Plays and Players that Scofield “brings a vibrant intelligence to Harry and speaks the character's mind as freely as the play allows though the blank verse occasionally ...
by Alan Burton
Palfrey (Alec McCowen) is an officer of the counterespionage service, a specialized “spycatcher.” In the first season Palfrey find himself with a new female boss and a new office. Across the two seasons Palfrey has to deal with a senior defense official who is carrying on a clandestine affair with a young Czech woman (“The Honeypot and the Bees,” 1984), a returning 274 • MR. PALFREY OF WESTMINSTER.
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