English Actor

Alec McCowen

  • May 26, 1925 - Feb 06, 2017 (age 91)
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2017
Alec McCowen
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Alec McCowen

Alec McCowen passed away.
2002
Gangs of New York
MovieDec 9, 2002

Gangs of New York

In the god-forsaken district of early-1860's Lower Manhattan …
In the god-forsaken district of early-1860's Lower Manhattan known as the Five Points, the vicious Nativist, Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, is the supreme overlord of an area riddled with crime, prostitution, theft and murder, as the American Civil War still rages on. Sixteen whole years after the brutal murder of his father from Bill's blood-stained hands, an orphaned Irish-American, Amsterdam Vallon, returns to this melting pot of corruption to avenge his untimely death; however, a lot has changed since then. Who can remember the once innocent boy and now a young man bent on revenge, who works his way up to the hierarchy of Five Points? Will Amsterdam ever taste the dangerous but sweet fruit of retribution?
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2001
Victoria & Albert
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MovieAug 26, 2001

Victoria & Albert

Victoria & Albert is a 2001 British-American historical television …
Victoria & Albert is a 2001 British-American historical television serial. It focused on the early life and marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The series starred Victoria Hamilton as Victoria, Jonathan Firth as Prince Albert and Peter Ustinov as King William IV. It was directed by John Erman.
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2000
David Copperfield
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MovieDec 10, 2000

David Copperfield

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult …
A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
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Longitude
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MovieJan 2, 2000

Longitude

In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison …
In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.
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1999
Cruel Train
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MovieSep 4, 1999

Cruel Train

A sordid story of sexual passion, sexual crimes, and murder, …
A sordid story of sexual passion, sexual crimes, and murder, set among the staff of an English railway line in 1940-41.
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1998
The American
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MovieDec 26, 1998

The American

After the horror of the Civil War, "ignorant" Christopher …
After the horror of the Civil War, "ignorant" Christopher Newman (Matthew Modine) made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris ...
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1997
Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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1995
Kavanagh QC
TV ShowJan 3, 1995

Kavanagh QC

Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central …
Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. All six series are available on DVD in both Region 1 and Region 2.
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1993
The Age of Innocence
MovieAug 31, 1993

The Age of Innocence

Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but …
Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but his well-ordered life is upset when he meets May's unconventional cousin, the Countess Olenska. At first, Newland becomes a defender of the Countess, whose separation from her abusive husband makes her a social outcast in the restrictive high society of late-19th Century New York, but he finds in her a kindred spirit and they fall in love.
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1991
The War That Never Ends
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MovieMar 28, 1991

The War That Never Ends

The Peloponnesian Wars …
The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens versus Sparta for twenty-seven years) told in the format of news broadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others.
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1989
Henry V
MovieOct 6, 1989

Henry V

Young King Henry V of England (Sir Kenneth Branagh) …
Young King Henry V of England (Sir Kenneth Branagh) invades France in order to claim his right to a kingdom and to the daughter, Princess Katherine de Valois (Dame Emma Thompson), of King Charles VI of France (Paul Scofield) in this second movie adaptation of the Shakespearean play. Henry's small but embattled army meet the French forces on the field of Agincourt.
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1988
The Importance of Being Earnest
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MovieMay 29, 1988

The Importance of Being Earnest

Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff …
Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff (Rupert Frazer) and Jack Worthing (Paul McGann) discover that they have been "Bunberrying", that is, assuming different identities in order to enjoy themselves in ...
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1987
Cry Freedom
MovieNov 1, 1987

Cry Freedom

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the …
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
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Personal Services
MovieFeb 12, 1987

Personal Services

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel …
The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.
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1985
The Assam Garden
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MovieJun 1, 1985

The Assam Garden

An Englishwoman and her Indian neighbor bond while fixing up …
An Englishwoman and her Indian neighbor bond while fixing up her Imperial-style garden. Meanwhile, present day concerns and painful memories intrude.
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Nomination1985

Outstanding Solo Performance

Nominated for "Kipling".
Drama Desk Award
1984
Mr. Palfrey of Westminster
TV ShowApr 18, 1984

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

He describes himself as "just …
He describes himself as "just a civil servant." But in the cloak-and-dagger world of the British security services, mild-mannered Mr. Palfrey (Golden Globe nominee Alec McCowen, Travels ...
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1983
Never Say Never Again
MovieOct 6, 1983

Never Say Never Again

A S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent has …
A S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
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1982
Nomination1982

Actor of the Year in a New Play

Nominated for "The Portage To San Cristobal of A H".
Laurence Olivier Award
1981
Bergerac
TV ShowOct 18, 1981

Bergerac

Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which …
Bergerac is a British television series set in Jersey, which ran from 18 October 1981 to 26 December 1991. Produced by the BBC in association with the Seven Network, and first screened on BBC1, it stars John Nettles as the title character Jim Bergerac, who initially is a detective sergeant in Le Bureau des Étrangers ("The Foreigners' Office", a fictional department dealing with non-Jersey residents), within the States of Jersey Police, but later leaves the force and becomes a private investigator.
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1980
Twelfth Night
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MovieJan 6, 1980

Twelfth Night

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a …
Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ...
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Nomination1980

Actor of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "Harlequinade".
Laurence Olivier Award
Nomination1980

Actor of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "The Browning Version".
Laurence Olivier Award
1979
Henry V
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MovieDec 23, 1979

Henry V

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V …
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.
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Hanover Street
MovieMay 18, 1979

Hanover Street

During the Second World War, an American Pilot stationed in …
During the Second World War, an American Pilot stationed in England meets a young British nurse during an air raid on London. The two instantly fall in love, despite the fact that the young Nurse is already married; a secret she keeps hidden from her American lover. After being shot down behind enemy lines, while being assigned to ferry a British agent into France, the American pilot realizes that his secret agent cargo is in fact his lover's husband, and that the two must now work together in order to survive.
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Nomination1979

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "St. Mark's Gospel".
Tony Award
1978
Stevie
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MovieSep 15, 1978

Stevie

This movie portrays British poet/author Stevie Smith and …
This movie portrays British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, romantic relationships of the past, and the fame she received late in her life.
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1976
Nomination1976

Actor of the Year in a New Play

Nominated for "The Family Dance".
Laurence Olivier Award
1975
Good Morning America
TV ShowNov 3, 1975

Good Morning America

Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning …
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
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Nomination1975

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Misanthrope".
Drama Desk Award
1972
Travels with My Aunt
MovieDec 17, 1972

Travels with My Aunt

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling (Alec …
At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling (Alec McCowen) meets his Aunt Augusta Bertram (Dame Maggie Smith), an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him ...
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Frenzy
MovieApr 14, 1972

Frenzy

London is terrorized by a vicious sex killer known as The …
London is terrorized by a vicious sex killer known as The Necktie Murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1972

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Travels with My Aunt".
Golden Globe Award
Best Actor
Nomination1972

Best Actor

Nominated for "Travels with My Aunt".
National Society of Film Critics Award
1971
Award1971

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "The Philanthropist".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1971

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "The Philanthropist".
Tony Award
Nomination1971

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "The Philanthropist".
Drama Desk Award
1970
The Hawaiians
MovieJun 17, 1970

The Hawaiians

The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins …
The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers that Nyuk Tsin has been smuggled aboard as part of cargo on The Carthaginian, which he captains, a cargo supposed to consist of only male Chinese workers bound for Hawaii. Nyuk Tsin was kidnapped from her Haaka village to be sold to a Honolulu brothel. She is spared when Mun Ki claims she is his wife, and Hoxworth goes along with his wife's suggestion that they can work in the Hoxworth household as domestic servants. Nyuk Tsin becomes known to all as Wu Chow's Auntie (Aunt of Five Continents) when her five sons are named after continents (with Mun Ki's wife in China regarded as their official mother). Whip founds an empire in pineapples, using Japanese laborers, after smuggling his first seed crop from French Guiana as Wu Chow's Auntie grows a family business in Honolulu around her sons.
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1969
Nomination1969

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "Hadrian VII".
Drama Desk Award
Award1969

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "Hadrian VII".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1969

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Hadrian the Seventh".
Tony Award
1966
The Witches
MovieNov 21, 1966

The Witches

An English school missionary assigned in an African village …
An English school missionary assigned in an African village has a run in with the local witch doctor and suffers a nervous breakdown. After recovering back in England she takes a job teaching in a small country town hoping to make a new start for herself. All goes well at first, until she starts to hear some disturbing stories about the town. She soon discovers the town is home to a coven of witches and they plan to sacrifice a local girl in one of their rituals.
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1965
Play of the Month
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TV ShowOct 19, 1965

Play of the Month

Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, …
Play of the Month is a BBC television anthology series, which ran from 1965 to 1983 featuring productions of classic and contemporary stage plays (or adaptations) which were usually broadcast on BBC1. Each production featured a different work, often using prominent British stage actors in the leading roles. The series was transmitted regularly from October 1965 to May 1979, before returning for the summer seasons of 1982 and 1983. The producer most associated with the Play of the Month series was Cedric Messina.
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1964
Horizon
TV ShowMay 2, 1964

Horizon

Horizon is a documentary series that first started to air in 1964 …
Horizon is a documentary series that first started to air in 1964 on BBC 2. The series has aired for almost half a century, and has produced a huge number of historical documentaries. The series covers topics that include such things as the history of warfare, advances in medicine and science, and the careers of numerous politicians. The series has had a number of presenters and voice-over hosts during its run with Paul Vaughn hosting 134 episodes. Each episode of Horizon is fifty minutes in length. The series has won the Royal Television Award for Film, and a British Academy Award.
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1963
In the Cool of the Day
MovieMay 29, 1963

In the Cool of the Day

After he mends a marital rift …
After he mends a marital rift between a vacationing young couple, the bored, fragile wife falls hopelessly in love with the husband's ex-colleague who is married to a long-suffering and emotionally and physically scarred woman. The couple soon run off to Greece together to pursue the romance.
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The Plane Makers
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TV ShowFeb 4, 1963

The Plane Makers

The Plane Makers is a British television series created by …
The Plane Makers is a British television series created by Wilfred Greatorex and produced by Rex Firkin. ATV made three series for ITV between 1963 and 1965. It was succeeded by The Power Game, which ran for an additional three series from 1965 to 1969. Firkin continued as producer for the first two series, and David Reid took over for series 3.
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1962
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
MovieSep 27, 1962

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Ru…

A juvenile offender (Sir Tom …
A juvenile offender (Sir Tom Courtenay) at a tough reform school impresses its Governor (Sir Michael Redgrave) with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.
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1959
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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MovieSep 25, 1959

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The first puppet kinescope in …
The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common popular world of tradesmen amateur theatre and a fairy-tale happiness of magic creatures as elves and nymphs. The film is considered the most remarkable Jirí Trnka's work and a milestone in the history of the world animation.
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1958
The Doctor's Dilemma
MovieDec 17, 1958

The Doctor's Dilemma

Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist …
Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron) loves and idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Sir Dirk Bogarde), but he is dying of tuberculosis. She goes to Dr. Blenkinsop (Michael Gwynn) and convinces him to save her husband. The doctor can keep only so many patients, and must choose who is worth saving, but is convinced that Louis' artistic talents make him worthy. But when he and several colleague meet Louis, they discover that he is in fact a smooth-talking money-grabbing scoundrel. They also learn that he has another wife, whom he has abandoned. So, the doctor has a problem: should he let Louis die, leaving Mrs. Dubedat with her idealized image, or save him and his artistic talents, but force her to face his bigamy and other flaws?
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A Night to Remember
MovieJul 1, 1958

A Night to Remember

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable …
On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The Silent Enemy
MovieMar 3, 1958

The Silent Enemy

In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using …
In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, but finds only two British divers available to help him. Even more worrying, it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base.
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1957
The One That Got Away
MovieNov 22, 1957

The One That Got Away

A cocky German fighter pilot …
A cocky German fighter pilot is shot down over England in 1940 and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.
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Time Without Pity
MovieMar 21, 1957

Time Without Pity

Alec Graham (Alec McCowen) is sentenced to death for the …
Alec Graham (Alec McCowen) is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie Cole (Christina Lubicz), with whom he was spending the night at the flat of the parents of his friend Brian Stanford (Paul Daneman). Alec's father, David Graham (Sir Michael Redgrave), a not-so-successful writer and alcoholic who has neglected his son in the past, flies in the day before the planned execution from Canada to visit his son on death row. Alec is resigned to his fate and not amenable to his father's attempts for a final reconciliation. David Graham, convinced of his son's innocence and, despite his preoccupation with himself and his own alcoholism, mounts a last-ditch effort to find the true murderer in the twenty-four hours remaining until the planned execution. Graham encounters the wealthy and famous car manufacturer Robert Stanford (Leo McKern), tyrant at home and in the office, and an apparent womanizer, Stanford's young, curiously troubled wife Honor (Ann Todd), their ill-at- ease adopted son Brian, himself disturbed by his parents' relationship, and Vickie Harker (Lois Maxwell), a young, brazen secretary at Stanford's factory who received a promotion following Alec's conviction.
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Town on Trial
MovieJan 22, 1957

Town on Trial

At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive …
At a local tennis club in a posh London suburb, an attractive but flirty young woman is murdered, prompting a Scotland Yard investigation.
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1956
The Long Arm
MovieJun 1, 1956

The Long Arm

The Long Arm (USA: The Third Key) is a 1956 British film …
The Long Arm (USA: The Third Key) is a 1956 British film noir police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins. The film, which was based on a screenplay by Robert Barr and Janet Green, was directed by Charles Frend and produced by Michael Balcon. It was shot on location in London and Snowdonia in North Wales.
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1955
The Deep Blue Sea
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MovieAug 23, 1955

The Deep Blue Sea

A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves …
A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.
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1954
The Divided Heart
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MovieNov 9, 1954

The Divided Heart

A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly …
A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The case must be decided in court, which must decide with whom the boy will be better off.
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1953
The Cruel Sea
MovieMar 24, 1953

The Cruel Sea

The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship …
The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.
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1925
Alec McCowen
BirthMay 1925

Alec McCowen

Alec McCowen was born.
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