Norton, Alex 1950–

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Norton, Alex 1950–


Original name, Alexander Hugh Norton; born January 27, 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland; married Sally Kinghorn (an actress), December 17, 2001; children: three.

Career: Actor.


Film Appearances:

Ian, The Hunch, 1967.

Malkie, A Sense of Freedom, Island Alive, 1979.

Alec, Gregory's Girl, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1981.

Watt, Local Hero, Warner Bros., 1983.

Various roles, Scotch Myths (documentary), 1983.

Trevor, Comfort and Joy, Universal, 1984.

William Scott, Sr., Every Picture Tells a Story, 1984.

Diorama showman, lanternist, laughing cavalier, and other roles, Comrades, Gavin Films, 1987.

Hillcombe, Hidden City, The Other Cinema, 1988.

Detective Inspector, Scandal, Miramax, 1989.

Harold, Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale (also known as Bearskin and Na Pele do Urso), 1989.

Zibelinsky, White Hunter, Black Heart, Warner Bros., 1990.

Alfio, Blame It on the Bellboy, Buena Vista, 1992.

Prosecuting lawyer, Under Suspicion, Columbia, 1992.

Dennis Cooley, Patriot Games, United International Pictures, 1992.

Harding, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (also known as The Last Great Warrior), Buena Vista, 1994.

Bride's father, Braveheart, Paramount, 1995.

Hanson, Orphans, Shooting Gallery, 1997.

General, Les Miserables, Columbia, 1998.

Bunnie Morris, Little Voice, Miramax, 1998.

Kenny Garnet, Complicity (also known as Retribution), Avalanche Home Entertainment, 2000.

Detective Inspector George Hepburn, Beautiful Creatures, Universal, 2000.

Napoleon, The Count of Monte Cristo (also known as Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo"), Buena Vista, 2002.

Billy Bongo (short), 2003.

Captain Bellamy, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (also known as Rummty II), Buena Vista, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

This Man Craig, BBC, 1966.

William Cranstoun, A Question of Guilt, BBC, 1980.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Burke, Taggart, ITV, 1986–2007.

Lifeboat, BBC, 1994.

Malky Mulherron, Bad Boys, BBC1, 1996.

Ian "Jock" Macrae, Backup, BBC, 1996.

Eddie McAvoy, Renford Rejects, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Conjuror, The One Game, Central Television, 1988.

Sammy, Headhunters, BBC, 1994.

William Gimble, Signs and Wonders, PBS and BBC, 1995.

Lachlan Watt, The Crow Road, 1996.

Detective Chief Inspector Wallace, Extremely Dangerous, ITV4, 1999.

Murdoch, Murphy's Law, BBC1 and BBC America, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tommy, Leaving, BBC, 1988.

Des Organ, Lucky Sunil, BBC, 1988.

Stalin, Countdown to War, ITV, 1989.

Dr. Andreyev, Chernobyl: The Final Warning (also known as Final Warning), TNT, 1991.

Harry, Robin Hood (also known as Robin Hood—Ein leben fur Richard Lowenherz), Fox, 1991.

Chief of Police Ronnie Lamb, An Ungentlemanly Act, BBC, 1992.

Dan Gibbons, Down Among the Big Boys, BBC, 1993.

Alisdair Gilzean, Deacon Brodie, BBC1, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dick Smith, Say Hello to the Real Dr. Snide, Channel 4, 1992.

Himself, There's Been a Murder: A Celebration of Taggart, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lionel Rose, The Fabulous Bagel Boys, BBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sawney Johnstone, "Justice," The Borderers, BBC, 1969.

Himself, Play Away, BBC, 1971.

Jerry's mate, "Michael Regan," Play for Today, BBC1, 1971.

Adam, "Four Walls," The View from Daniel Pike, BBC, 1973.

Lane, "The Killing," Sutherland's Law, BBC, 1973.

"The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil," Play for Today, BBC1, 1974.

"Just Another Sunday," Play for Today, BBC1, 1975.

Gibson, "Hard Men," The Sweeney, ITV, 1978.

Acupuncturist, "Nice People Die in Bed," Bergerac, BBC1, 1981.

Cooper, "A Dear Green Place," Strangers, ITV, 1981.

Max Beerbohm, "Aubrey," BBC2 Playhouse, BBC2, 1982.

McAngus, "Original Pilot," The Black Adder (also known as Blackadder), BBC1, 1982.

McAngus, "Born to Be King," The Black Adder (also known as Blackadder), BBC1, 1983.

Ian Doward, "We Are the People," Juliet Bravo, BBC, 1985.

Murray McNally, "The Colour of Mary," Lovejoy, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1993.

Colonel Jim Walker, "Chain of Command," Soldier Soldier, ITV, 1997.

Carnot, "Valentin Gautier/The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine," The Scarlet Pimpernel, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Terry Barlow, "Suffer the Little Children," The Bill, ITV1, 2001.

"Alex Norton," This Is Your Life, BBC, 2003.

Good Morning Television, ITV, 2003.

Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2005.


Television Episodes:

Dramarama, ITV, 1983.

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