|Alex "Al" Weaver|
1981 (age 33–34)
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Alex "Al" Weaver (born 1981) is an English actor.
His first paid theatre role was in Trevor Nunn's 2004 production of Hamlet, at the Old Vic theatre in London. Weaver played the Prince of Denmark on Monday evenings and at all matinees, whilst Ben Whishaw took on the role for evening performances, from Tuesday to Saturday.
British politician Michael Portillo lauded Weaver's interpretation of Hamlet in The New Statesman: "He [Weaver] gave meaning to the poetry, refusing to be rushed in the soliloquies or intimidated by them, varying volume and pace well. Frame by frame, he made credible Hamlet's progression from self-indulgence to nobility, so we could just about believe Fortinbras's remark that 'he was likely, had he been put on,/To have proved most royally'."
His television credits include D.C. Billy Slaven in the Inspector Lynley Mysteries (episodes "In Pursuit of a Proper Sinner," and "A Cry for Justice").