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Alec McCowen
Alexander Duncan McCowen

May 26, 1925(1925-05-26)
Died February 6, 2017(2017-02-06) (aged 91)
London, England
Nationality British
Other names Alex McCowen
Education Skinners' School
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actor
Years active 1942 – 2002
Home town London, England
Partner(s) Geoffrey Burridge
(? – 1987; his death)

Alexander Duncan "Alec" McCowen CBE (May 26, 1925 – February 6, 2017) was an English movie, television, stage, radio, and voice actor who was known for his roles in Frenzy, Gangs of New York, Never Say Never Again, The Age of Innocence, and in Travels with My Aunt.

McCowen was born on May 26, 1925 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.[1] He was raised in London, England. McCowen studied at Skinner's School and at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts. He was gay. His partner, Geoffrey Burridge died from AIDS in 1987.

McCowen died at his home in London, England on February 6, 2017, aged 91.[2]


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