Alan Cumming

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Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming cropped.jpg
Cumming during the 2011 Fashion Week
Born (1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 49)
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Nationality Dual British and American citizen
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Hilary Lyon
(1985–1993)
Grant Shaffer
(2007–present)
Website
www.alancumming.com

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays.

His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), and Design for Living. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Satellite Award.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, had a cable talk show called Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show, I Bought A Blue Car Today. Cumming has also promoted LGBT rights, same-sex marriage, and sexual health charities.

Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland the son of Mary (née Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming, a forester. He has stated that his father was physically and emotionally abusive towards him.[1][2] He has one older brother, Tom, and a niece and two nephews. Brought up in Angus, Cumming attended Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School. Following graduation, he spent a year and a half employed as an editor and columnist for the pop and TV magazine TOPS before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. On graduation from Drama school, he married fellow student, Hilary Lyon; they divorced eight years later and had no children.

Film[edit]

Cumming made his film debut in Gillies MacKinnon's Passing Glory in 1986. His feature film debut came in 1992 when he starred alongside Sandrine Bonnaire and Bruno Ganz in Ian Sellar's Prague, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and earned him the Best Actor award at the Atlantic Film Festival and a Scottish BAFTA Best Actor nomination. American audiences first saw him playing the oleaginous Sean Walsh, an unwanted suitor of Minnie Driver's character, in Circle of Friends, an Irish film released in 1995. Also in 1995 he played Boris Ivanovich Grishenko in the James Bond film GoldenEye.

His first film in the United States was 1997's Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, playing Sandy Frink opposite Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film The Anniversary Party with friend and former Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.[3] The two starred in the film as a Hollywood couple. The film premiered at Cannes and garnered two Independent Spirit nominations and a National Board of Review award. He went on to star in and direct Suffering Man's Charity, later released as Ghost Writer.

He had prominent roles in the Spy Kids trilogy, X-Men 2 (as Nightcrawler), Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and played Saturninus in the 1999 Julie Taymor film production of Titus. His many other films include Investigating Sex, Josie and the Pussycats, Emma, Get Carter, Plunkett and Macleane, Son of the Mask, James Bond 007: Goldeneye, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Full Grown Men, Spice World, Burlesque, The Tempest, Boogie Woogie and the animated films Garfield: The Movie, Jackboots on Whitehall and The Smurfs.

Earlier in his career, Cumming also directed two short films, Butter and Burn Your Phone. The latter began its life as a one-off drama on BBC Radio 4. He continues to direct short films and video pieces.

Television[edit]

Britain[edit]

In the mid-1980s Cumming made his TV debut in the Scottish Television series Taggart. He went onto star in STV's Shadow of the Stone and as Jim Hunter, an evil woodcutter, in the Scottish soap opera Take The High Road. He also appeared as the Angel in the lyrical Channel 4 series Heavenly.

His breakthrough role was as Bernard Bottle in the Christmas 1991 BBC comedy Bernard and the Genie, a Richard Curtis-scripted film in which he starred alongside Lenny Henry and Rowan Atkinson. Cumming went on to star as flight attendant Sebastian Flight in the BBC2 cult airline sitcom The High Life in 1995. The series was written by Cumming and co-star Forbes Masson, continuing an acting-writing partnership the two had developed since their drama school days. Masson and Cumming had previously formed a cult Kelvinside musical double act "Victor and Barry", who later made many shows and appearances for STV. They performed regularly at the Edinburgh Festival and appeared in the Perrier Pick of the Fringe season at the Donmar Warehouse in 1988, toured Australia in 1989 playing the Sydney Opera House, released a record ("Hear Victor and Barry and Faint") but were killed off onstage at the London Palladium in the early 1990s.

Cumming returned to British TV screens in 2011 to star as Desrae, a transvestite, on the Sky series The Runaway.

He has also made several documentaries: My Brilliant Britain, about Scottish humour, The Real Cabaret in which he investigated the Weimar cabaret artistes and the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? in which he discovered his maternal grandfather was a war hero who had died playing Russian roulette.

United States[edit]

Alan Cumming performing at the benefit concert for the Ali Forney Center (2010).

Cumming has guested on several US TV shows: In 2001, he appeared in the HBO comedy Sex and the City as O the designer in the episode, 'The Real Me'. 2003 saw him playing a cameo role in the sitcom Frasier, playing Niles' yoga instructor. He also guest starred on 3rd Rock from the Sun.

In 2004, he shot Showtime's Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical in which he played the role of The Lecturer – a versatile character who narrates the story and transforms himself into several other minor characters. He also appeared in the television films Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, the Disney remake of Annie. Cumming played the role of Bill Blaikie, a gay drag queen party promoter hired by Kit Porter to manage her café cum nightclub, in season 3 of The L Word. His character had an affair with Max, a transgender male character in the show. He appeared in episodes 2 to 7, which originally aired on Showtime in 2006.

In 2007, Cumming played Glitch/Ambrose, an inventor whose brain had been partially removed, in the TV miniseries, Tin Man. He also provided the voice of Chuck Masters, a 50-year-old, paralyzed, HIV-positive gay man in Logo's Rick and Steve, a stop animation sitcom created by Q. Allan Brocka. Cumming also hosted the Oxygen cable television show, "Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming", in which he interviewed female co-stars of his film roles, and "Midnight Snack", where he and his dogs introduced cult films. Cumming hosted Saturday Night Live in 2000, with musical guest Jennifer Lopez.

He is also the host of the 2008–2014 seasons of the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series.

He currently plays Eli Gold on the CBS television show The Good Wife. He appeared as a guest star in the latter third of the first season, becoming a series regular in the show's 2010–2011 season,.[4] He has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Award for his performance.

In 2009, Cumming guest-starred in Lisa Kudrow's improvised web series Web Therapy, portraying Austen Clarke, a possible love interest for Kudrow's character, Fiona Wallice. In 2010, Showtime announced plans to air Web Therapy as a TV series, and Cumming's guest appearance was broadcast as part of the first season finale of the show on 20 September 2011. Originally, the character was intended for a one-off appearance, however, plans were later changed and Cumming became a recurring cast member during the TV series' second season in 2012.

Theater[edit]

Cumming began his theater career in his native Scotland, performing in seasons with the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Dundee Rep, The Tron Glasgow and tours with Borderline, Theater Workshop and Glasgow Citizens' TAG. He played Slupianek in the Traverse Theater, Edinburgh's 1988 production of Conquest of the South Pole, which later transferred to the Royal Court in London and earned him an Olivier Award nomination as Most Promising Newcomer. He went on to perform plays with the Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company and played Valere in La Bete at the Lyric, Hammersmith, London. In 1991 he played The Madman in the 1990 Royal National Theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, for which he won an Olivier Award.[5][6] He also adapted the play with director Tim Supple. In 1993 he received great critical acclaim and the TMA Best Actor award for playing title role in the 1993 English Touring Theatre's Hamlet (playing opposite his then-wife, Hilary Lyon, in the role of Ophelia). He played the role of The Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes's 1993 revival of the musical Cabaret in London's West End opposite Jane Horrocks as Sally Bowles. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He reprised the role in 1998 for the Mendes-Rob Marshall Broadway revival, this time opposite Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. He won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance.[7]

Other US stage roles include Otto in the 2001 Broadway production of Design for Living by Noël Coward, Mac the Knife in Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper. Cumming performed alongside Dianne Wiest in Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Viacheslav Dolgachev. In 2002, Cumming and then-boyfriend British director Nick Philippou formed the production company The Art Party. The company's first and only play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon. The company folded in 2003.

In 2006 he returned to the West End playing the lead role in Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis. In 2007 he took the lead role in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany, which premiéred at the Edinburgh Festival in August, transferring to the Lyric Theatre in London and then to Lincoln Center, New York, winning him Herald ArcAngel award.

He collaborated again with Tiffany and the National Theatre of Scotland in 2012, playing all the roles in Macbeth. He brought this critically acclaimed[8][9] production of Macbeth to New York's Lincoln Center in 2012 and to a 73-show Broadway engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2013. Macbeth concluded its run on Broadway on 14 July 2013.[10]

In 2013 Cumming also made a guest appearance on The Colbert Report singing a musical performance with Colbert "bridging the gap" between gay and straight Americans.

In 2014, Cumming wil reprise his role as the Emcee in the Roundabout Theater's production of Cabaret.[11]

Other work[edit]

Cumming in the gallery art work "Sliphost"

Cumming wrote a novel, Tommy's Tale, published in 2002.[12] He has also written articles for magazines, notably as a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine, writing on the haute couture shows in Paris, as well as what it was like for him dressing as a woman for a day. He also contributed articles to Newsweek, Modern Painters, Out, Black Book and The Wall Street Journal . He has also written introductions and prefaces to may books, including the works of Nancy Mitford, Andy Warhol and Christopher Isherwood and wrote a chapter of If You Had Five Minutes with the President, a collection of 55+ essays by members or supporters of The Creative Coalition.[13] Cumming recorded a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Liza Minnelli to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the 11 September Fund.

In 2005 he released a fragrance called "Cumming," and a related line of scented bath lotion and body wash. A second fragrance arrived in 2011, naturally named Second Cumming, with all proceeds going to charity.

On 1 September 2009, Cumming released his first solo album based around his one man show, I Bought a Blue Car Today.[14]

In 2012, he launched his photography career with his first exhibition Alan Cumming Snaps.[15]

In July 2012 Cumming presented Urban Secrets on Sky Atlantic where he uncovers hidden secrets in various urban areas including London and Brighton.

Cumming is also a supporter and activist for the Scottish 'YES' campaign in the run-up to Scotland's referendum on independence in September 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Cumming lives in Manhattan with his husband, graphic artist Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Honey and Leon.[16] The couple dated for two years before entering into a civil partnership at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, on 7 January 2007.[17] Cumming and Shaffer remarried in New York on 7 January 2012, the fifth anniversary of their London union.[18]

Once described as "a frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millennium," Cumming has stated that he considers himself bisexual, "although the pendulum has obviously swung."[19] Previous relationships include an eight-year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon, a two-year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows, and a six-year relationship with theater director Nick Philippou.[1] After his civil partnership with Shaffer, when asked if he was monogamous, he stated "I don't believe that monogamy is feasible."[20] In 2006, Cumming stated that he "would dearly like to adopt a child," but that his life was "too hectic" for children.[21]

Cumming used to be a member of the Church of Scotland, until his mother received a letter from them saying they had "read something about me being an atheist and would I like to leave." He said he had attended out of tradition, but realized being a part of it was "only condoning and validating lots of things I disapprove of: oppression, guilt, shame, etc."[22]

Since coming out as bisexual in 1998, Cumming has promoted LGBT rights, MC-ing and attending fundraisers for organizations such as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and taking part in an Equality Network video campaign, from New York, promoting the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Scotland.[23] Cumming also supports several AIDS charities, including the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and is also a patron of NORM-UK, an English-registered charity concerned with foreskin health and matters related to circumcision; he has condemned the practice of routine infant circumcision, particularly in the United States where it is common.[24][25] In 2013 his book entitled May the Foreskin Be With You was published.

In March 2005, Cumming received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia.[26] In July of the same year he was also presented with the HRC's Humanitarian Award in San Francisco, also for his LGBT public stance. In November 2006 Cumming received a Doctor of Arts honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee. He also is a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre 'for and by' young people. Cumming was appointed an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to film, theatre and the arts and activism for LGBT rights.[27][28][29]

On 7 November 2008, Cumming became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at a ceremony in New York City.[30][31]

Cumming has stated that since 2012 he maintains a vegan diet.[32]

On 17 April 2013, Cumming made a guest appearance on The Colbert Report, where he sang a duet parody with Colbert of Brad Paisley's song Accidental Racist, entitled "Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe."

Awards[edit]

In 1998, Cumming won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the revival of Cabaret.

In 2007, Cumming was honored with the Excellence in Acting Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Project Award Category Result
1988 Conquest of the South Pole Olivier Award Best Newcomer in a Play Nominated
1991 Accidental Death of an Anarchist Olivier Award Comedy Performance of the Year Won
1992 Bernard and the Genie British Comedy Award Top Television Newcomer Won
1992 Prague Atlantic Film Festival Best Actor Won
1993 Prague Scottish BAFTA Award Best Film Actor Nominated
1993 La Bête Olivier Award Comedy Performance of the Year Nominated
1994 Cabaret Olivier Award Best Actor in a Musical Nominated
1994 Hamlet Shakespeare Globe Award Richard Burton Award Nominated
1994 Hamlet Theater Management Association Award Best Actor Won
1996 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion MTV Movie Award Best Dance Sequence Nominated
1998 N/A Vanity Fair Hall of Fame Inducted
1998 Cabaret New York Free Press Award Best Actor Won
1998 Cabaret New York Public Advocate's Award Won
1998 Cabaret FANY Award Best Actor in a Musical Won
1998 Cabaret Tony Award Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Won
1998 Cabaret Outer Critics Circle Award Best Actor in a Musical Won
1998 Cabaret Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Won
1998 Cabaret Theater World Award Outstanding Broadway Debut Won
2000 N/A Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film Gertrudis Award Won
2001 N/A New York Immigrant Achievement Award N/A Won
2002 The Anniversary Party Prism Award N/A Won
2002 The Anniversary Party Independent Spirit Award Best First Feature Nominated
2002 The Anniversary Party Independent Spirit Award Best Screenplay Nominated
2002 The Anniversary Party National Board of Review Award Excellence in Filmmaking Won
2003 N/A Bailey House Key Award Won
2003 N/A Convent of the Sacred Heart Hatter's Ball Award Won
2003 Nicholas Nickleby National Board of Review Award Best Ensemble in a Movie Won
2004 N/A Newfest Trailblazer Award Won
2004 N/A Bailey House 20 for 20 Key Award Won
2004 N/A Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Artistic Achievement Award Won
2004 N/A Special Civil Rights Award Won
2005 N/A HRC Humanitarian Award Won
2005 N/A Scotland Magazine Icon of Scotland Award Won
2006 Bent Theatregoer's Choice Award Best Actor Nominated
2006 N/A Human Rights Campaign The Elizabeth Birch Equality Award Won
2006 N/A LIGALY Award Won
2006 The Threepenny Opera Drama League Honored
2006 N/A GLAAD Media Award The Vito Russo Award Won
2006 Sweet Land Sedona Film Festival Birkner Humanitarian Award Won
2007 Sweet Land Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Won
2007 N/A Big Apple Film Festival Golden Apple Award for Honorary Achievement Won
2007 N/A Santa Fe Film Festival Maverick Award Won
2007 N/A LAMBDA Liberty Award Won
2007 Ghost Writer Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Tribute Award Won
2007 Ghost Writer Provincetown International Film Festival Excellence in Acting Award Won
2007 Ghost Writer SHOUT Film Festival Beacon Award Won
2007 The Bacchae Herald Arcangel Award Won
2007 N/A Phoenix Film Festival Copper Wing Tribute Award Won
2008 N/A Anti-Violence Project Courage Award Won
2008 N/A Trevor Project Hero Award Won
2009 N/A Scottish Style Awards Most Stylish Male Nominated
2009 N/A National Trust for Scotland Great Scot Award Won
2009 N/A PFLAG PFLAG Choice Award Won
2009 I Bought A Blue Car Today SX Magazine Best Cabaret Won
2009 I Bought A Blue Car Today Whatsonstage.com Awards Best Solo Performance Nominated
2010 I Bought A Blue Car Today Time Out New York Best of Cabaret Nominated
2010 I Bought A Blue Car Today Bistro Award Outstanding Recording Won
2010 N/A Chicago International Film Festival Artistic Achievement Award Won
2010 N/A National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Award Won
2010 N/A Point Foundation Courage Award Won
2010 N/A Theater Offensive Out on the Edge Award Won
2010 N/A Johnnie Walker Great Scot Award Nominated
2010 The Good Wife International Press Academy Best Supporting TV Actor Nominated
2010 The Good Wife Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Star in a Drama Nominated
2011 N/A Denver Film Festival Excellence in Acting Award Won
2011 Cumming The Fragrance Fleshbot Award Sexiest Fashion Won
2011 Zoorgamazoo AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Won
2011 Zoorgamazoo Audie Award Solo Narration – Male Won
2011 Charity Work Johnnie Walker Great Scot Award Nominated
2011 The Good Wife Emmy Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2011 The Good Wife Critics' Choice TV Awards Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2011 The Good Wife Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Nominated
2012 N/A Johnnie Walker Great Scot Award Nominated
2012 N/A Matthew Shepard Foundation Making A Difference Award Won
2012 N/A Live Out Loud Awards Star Award Won
2012 Macbeth AudioFile Awards Best Voice of the Year Won
2012 Macbeth Audiofile Magazine Earphone Award Won
2012 The Good Wife Crime Thriller Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2012 The Good Wife Screen Actors' Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2012 Any Day Now Key West Film Festival Golden Key Award Won
2012 Any Day Now Napa Valley Film Festival Favorite Actor or Actress Won
2012 Any Day Now Outfest Best Actor Award Won
2012 Any Day Now Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor Award Won
2013 Any Day Now Dorian Award Film Performance of the Year Nominated
2013 Any Day Now Gaybie Award Best Actor in a Gay Themed Movie Nominated
2013 N/A Bailey House Arts & Legacy Award Won
2013 Macbeth on Broadway Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Pending
2013 Macbeth on Broadway United Solo UAward Pending
2013 Macbeth on Broadway Broadway.com Audience Choice Favorite Actor in a Play Won

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Take The High Road Jim Hunter TV Series
1987 Shadow of the Stone Tom Henderson TV Series
1988 Take The High Road Jim Hunter TV Series
1991 Bernard and the Genie Bernard Bottle television film
British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Newcomer
1992 Prague Alexander Novak
1993 Micky Love Greg Deane TV film
Mr. Bean Roddy Uncredited
TV series (Comic Relief short: "Blind Date")
1994 Second Best Bernard
Black Beauty Black Beauty Voice
1995 Circle of Friends Sean Walsh
GoldenEye Boris Ivanovich Grishenko
The High Life Sebastian Flight TV series (also co-writer)
1996 Emma Mr. Elton
3rd Rock from the Sun Angus: "The Hole" McDuff- Hole expert Season 5, Episode 18 – "Dick and Harry Fall into a Hole"
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Sandy Frink Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence
shared with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino
Spice World Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth
Buddy Dick Croner, Trudy's assistant
1999 Titus Saturninus
Plunkett & Macleane Lord Rochester
Eyes Wide Shut Hotel desk clerk
Annie Rooster TV film
2000 Urbania Brett
God, the Devil and Bob The Devil TV Series
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Mick Jagged/Gazoo
Get Carter Jeremy Kinnear
Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Alan Cumming/Jennifer Lopez"
2001 The Anniversary Party Joe Therrian Writer/producer/director
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh
Sex and the City O TV series – "The Real Me"
Investigating Sex Sevy
Josie and the Pussycats Wyatt Frame
Spy Kids Fegan Floop
Company Man General Batista
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Fegan Floop
Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Folair National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Foyle's War Host TV series
2003 X2 Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Fegan Floop
2004 Shoebox Zoo Bruno the Bear TV Series
Garfield: The Movie Sir Roland/Persnikitty Voice
2005 Son of the Mask Loki Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Eighteen Father Chris
Reefer Madness Lecturer/Goat-Man/FDR
Ripley Under Ground Jeff Constant
Neverwas Jake
Sweet Land Frandsen Producer
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
2006 The L Word Billie Blaikie TV series
Full Grown Men The Hitchhiker Co-producer
2007 Gray Matters Gordy
Suffering Man's Charity (aka Ghost Writer) John Vandermark Director/executive producer
Tin Man Glitch TV miniseries
2009 Boogie Woogie Dewey
Dare Grant Matson
PoliWood Himself Documentary
2010 The Tempest Sebastian
Jackboots on Whitehall Adolf Hitler Voice
Riverworld Judas Caretake
Burlesque Alexis
2010–present The Good Wife Eli Gold TV series (Recurring Season 1; Main Cast Season 2-present)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2010)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2010)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011)
2011 The Smurfs Gutsy Smurf Voice
2011–present Web Therapy Austen Clarke Guest Role (2011); Recurring Role (2012–present)
2012 Any Day Now Rudy Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor
Grand Jury Award for Best Actor
2013 The Smurfs 2 Gutsy Smurf Voice
Arthur Sebastian Winkleplotz Episode: Show Off
Guest star[33]
2015 The Smurfs 3 Gutsy Smurf Voice

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cumming, Alan (2002). Tommy's Tale. London: Michael Joseph. ISBN 0-7181-4489-9. 
  • Cumming, Alan (2013). May the Foreskin Be With You: Why Circumcision Makes No Sense and What You Can Do About It. Magnus Books. ISBN 978-1936833399. 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Alan Cumming Biography (1965–)". Film Reference.com. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
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  11. ^ "Willkommen! Roundabout Will Welcome Tony-Winning Cabaret Back to Broadway With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams in 2014". Playbill.com. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
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  23. ^ "Video: Scottish campaign for equal marriage launches ‘It’s Time’ celebrity video campaign". Pink News. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
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  27. ^ "Queen's birthday honours list: Diplomatic service and overseas list". guardian.co.uk. London. 13 June 2009. "Actor, Producer and Presenter. For serv film, theatre and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian commty" 
  28. ^ "Bi OBE". Bi Media. 25 November 2009. "He was honoured for services to film, theatre and the arts – and for his work as a bisexual, lesbian and gay rights campaigner. "I have a voice because of my work. I'm loud and I speak my mind,” he said." 
  29. ^ "To be Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:". The London Gazette (59090). 13 June 2009. p. B24. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
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  31. ^ Ross, Peter (1 November 2008). "Alan Cumming interview: seen the future, got the t-shirt". The Scotsman. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  32. ^ Pashman, Heidi (13 January 2013). "25 Sexiest Vegan and Vegetarian Celebrities". SHAPE. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  33. ^ "PBS KIDS Debuts New Episodes & Online Content from ARTHUR and MARTHA SPEAKS - BWWTVWorld". Broadway World TV. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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