Alexander Hanson (actor)

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Alexander Hanson
Born (1961-04-28) 28 April 1961 (age 53)
England
Spouse(s) Samantha Bond

Alexander Hanson (born 28 April 1961) is a British stage actor who has appeared in numerous plays and musicals in the West End, and recently on Broadway.

Personal life[edit]

Hanson is an alumnus of Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[citation needed] He is married to actress Samantha Bond,[1] and has two children with her, Molly and Tom.[2][3]

Career[edit]

He is appearing in the West End production of An Ideal Husband since November 2010, opposite his wife Samantha Bond.[4] He starred in the West End production of A Little Night Music, and also appeared in the transfer of that production to Broadway in 2009-2010.[5]

Hanson starred in the high-profile West End revival of The Sound of Music as Captain Georg Von Trapp. He was brought in to replace Simon Shepherd, who bowed out of the show during previews.[6][7] Hanson originated the role of Khashoggi in London's We Will Rock You but left the production after seven months.

He also played Captain Macheath in the Royal National Theatre production of The Villain's Opera, Nick Dear and Stephen Warbeck's updating of The Beggars Opera in 2000.[8][9]

He played Pilate in the 2012 UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's popular musical Jesus Christ Superstar, and reprised the role in the 2013 leg of the tour.

In 2013 he was cast as the title role in Stephen Ward the Musical,[10] Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical telling the story of the Profumo scandal.

Theatre[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Party Animals, The Bill, Kidulthood, The Fugitives, Murder City, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, The Last Detective, Rosemary & Thyme, Heartbeat, Beech is Back, Relic Hunters, Casualty, The Merchant of Venice, The Escort, Unfinished Business, Peak Practice, Doctor Finlay, Poetry Readings, Ffizz, Fellow Traveller, Museums of Madness, The Black Candle, Taking the Floor, Boon, The Chief, Six Characters in Search of an Author as well as Lewis (TV series).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavendish, Dominic."An Ideal Husband: sex and shopping with Oscar Wilde"The Telegraph, 27 October 2010
  2. ^ Philby, Charlotte."My Secret Life: Samantha Bond, Actress, 47"The Independent, 13 December 2008
  3. ^ Wolf, Matt."Samantha Bond on Her Ideal London Role Opposite Real-Life Husband Alexander Hanson" broadway.com, 5 January 2011
  4. ^ Probst, Andy."Samantha Bond, Alexander Hanson, et al. Open in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal" theatermania.com, 11 November 2010
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew."Goodbye for "Now": Olivier Nominee Alexander Hanson Departs Broadway's Night Music Sept. 26" playbill.com, 26 September 2010
  6. ^ "Sound of Music Leading Man Replaced" dailymail.co.uk
  7. ^ [1] guardian.co.uk, 18 November 2006
  8. ^ "Archive for 'Villain's Opera'" albemarle-london.com, accessed 6 February 2011
  9. ^ Beeny, Stephen.'Villain’s Opera' gaydarnation.com, 27 April 2000
  10. ^ "Casting Announced for World Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Stephen Ward, Starring Alexander Hanson". playbill.com. Playbill. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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