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Alan Scarfe, 2005
|Born||Alan John Scarfe
8 June 1946
London, England, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Anni Lee Taylor
Alan John Scarfe (born 8 June 1946) is a Canadian actor. He is a former Associate Director of the Stratford Festival and the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. He won the 1985 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in The Bay Boy and earned two other Genie best actor nominations as well as a Gemini Award nomination.
Scarfe was born in London, England, the son of Gladys Ellen (née Hunt) and Neville Vincent Scarfe, both university professors. He has a son named Jonathan Scarfe whose mother is Sara Botsford. He is married to Barbara March and they have a daughter, Antonia (Tosia) Scarfe, who is a musician and film composer. He has two brothers; Colin Scarfe who was a professor of astronomy at the University of Victoria, and Brian Scarfe, who was a professor of economics at the University of Manitoba, University of Alberta, University of Regina, a senior university administrator at Alberta and Regina, and an Economics Consultant.
He began his career as a classical stage actor and has performed many of the great roles across Europe and North America, including King Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Iago, Brutus, Cassius, Petruchio, Prospero, Doctor Faustus, Luther, Uncle Vanya, Verlaine, John Barrymore in Sheldon Rosen's Ned and Jack and Harras in Zuckmayer's The Devil's General. He is also an accomplished stage director whose productions have ranged from the works of Shakespeare to Albee, Brecht, Beckett, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter and Preston Jones.
Scarfe played NSA member Dr. Bradley Talmadge, the director of the Backstep Project operations, on the UPN series Seven Days. He also had guest roles as two separate Romulan characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Magistrate Augris in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Resistance". In 2003 he co-starred with his son Jonathan in Burn: The Robert Wraight Story.
He has recently turned to writing novels under the pseudonym Clanash Farjeon. The titles include A Handbook for Attendants on the Insane: the Autobiography of Jack the Ripper as Revealed to Clanash Farjeon (which has been called 'one of the finest books on historical crime ever published'), The Vampires of Ciudad Juarez, about the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs and the tragedy of 'las desaparecidas', The Vampires of 9/11, a political satire about America's blindness and inability to accept who the real culprits are, and the third book of the trilogy Vampires of the Holy Spirit completes the story in Rome during April 2005, the beginning of the papacy of Joseph Ratzinger. They are available from all major internet retailers and the first three can also be found in Italian under the titles Le Memorie di Jack lo Squartatore, I vampiri di Ciudad Juarez and I vampiri dell'11 settembre. In March 2014 Mosaic Press published The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper as revealed to Clanash Farjeon in an extensively revised new edition.
- Alan Scarfe Biography (1946-)
- Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official website, last accessed November 5, 2007
- Colin Scarfe - University of Victoria
- Alan Scarfe at the Internet Movie Database
- Alan Scarfe at the Internet Broadway Database
- Alan Scarfe at the Internet Off-Broadway Database