Alex McCrindle

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Alex McCrindle
Born (1911-08-03)August 3, 1911
Glasgow, Scotland
Died April 20, 1990(1990-04-20) (aged 78)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Honor Arundel

Alex McCrindle (August 3, 1911 – April 20, 1990) was a British actor. He is best known for his role as General Jan Dodonna in Star Wars.


McCrindle was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He began his acting career in 1937 starring in minor roles in UK Television. From 1946 to 1951 he played the role of Jock Anderson in Dick Barton - Special Agent. In 1951 he starred in his first film in the U.S. called "The House in the Square". From there his acting career took off. He then did five more films: I Believe in You (1952), The Kidnappers (1953), Trouble in the Glen (1954), Geordie (1955) and Depth Charge (1960). From 1962-1974 he went to TV acting. In 1976 he was cast as General Dodonna in the first Star Wars film. He once again went back to minor roles on TV, including the role of the eccentric veterinarian Ewan Ross on All Creatures Great and Small. He did two last films and a TV appearance: Samson and Delilah (1985), Comrades (1987), Taggart (1988).

He was married to children's novelist Honor Arundel.

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