Alice Krige in October 2006
|Born||Alice Maud Krige
28 June 1954
Upington, Cape Province, South Africa
|Spouse(s)||Paul Schoolman (1988–present)|
Alice Maud Krige (//; born 28 June 1954) is a South African actress and producer. Her first feature film role was as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon in the 1981 Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire. Since then, she has played a variety of roles in a number of genres. Krige first played the role of the Borg Queen in the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and reprised the role for the final episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager. A year after the series ended, she reprised the role in "Borg Invasion 4-D" at Star Trek: The Experience.
Krige was born in Upington, Cape Province, South Africa, the daughter of Pat, a psychologist, and Louis Krige, a physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice grew up in what she has described as a "very happy family", with two brothers, both of whom became physicians. She attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa with plans to become a clinical psychologist, but did not complete her studies, leaving for London in 1976. She turned to acting after taking an acting class at Rhodes. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Krige made her professional debut on British television in 1979, and appeared in the television movie A Tale of Two Cities. She went on to play Sybil Gordon in Chariots of Fire and Eva Galli/Alma Mobley in Ghost Story, both in 1981. She earned a Plays and Players Award, as well as a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer, after appearing in a 1981 West End theatre production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man.
Krige played Bathsheba in King David (1985) and Mary Shelley in Haunted Summer (1988). She appeared on stage in plays such as Thomas Otway's Venice Preserv'd. She appeared in television movies as Baja Oklahoma (1988) and Ladykiller (1992), in mini-series such as Ellis Island (1984) and Scarlet and Black (1993). and in such horror films as Ghost Story, Sleepwalkers, Stay Alive, and Silent Hill.
In Star Trek: First Contact, Krige played the Borg Queen, who attempts to assimilate Earth into the Borg collective. She won Best Supporting Actress at the 1997 Saturn Awards for that role. She returned to this character in the Star Trek game Star Trek: Armada II and in the Star Trek: Voyager series finale "Endgame" in 2001. Her science fiction career has also expanded into television, with prominent roles in miniseries adaptations of Dinotopia and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.
Krige starred in a number of made-for-television movies and miniseries. She played the role of Natalie Wood's bad mother in The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004), and starred as Joan Collins in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure. She had recurring roles in Deadwood, and guest starred in Six Feet Under, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The 4400, and Dirty Sexy Money
In 2008, she had a leading role as Sannie Laing, Sandra's mother, in Skin, the biopic about Sandra Laing, who was classified "Coloured" by the South African authorities during Apartheid, although her parents were white. In 2011, Krige appeared in the BBCs final season of Spooks, playing Russian double agent Elena Gavrik. Krige also featured in the final season of BBC drama Waking the Dead, in 2011. In recent years, Krige appeared in films Solomon Kane, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Thor: The Dark World.
Krige married writer and director Paul Schoolman in 1988; the couple remains wed.
|1976||Vergeet My Nie||Welma de Villiers|
|1981||Chariots of Fire||Sybil Gordon|
|1981||Ghost Story||Eva Galli / Alma Mobley|
|1988||Haunted Summer||Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin|
|1989||See You in the Morning||Beth Goodwin|
|1994||Sea Beggars||Wife||Short film|
|1995||Institute Benjamenta||Lisa Benjamenta|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Borg Queen|
|1997||Twilight of the Ice Nymphs||Zephyr Eccles|
|1998||The Commissioner||Isabelle Morton|
|1999||Molokai: The Story of Father Damien||Mother Marianne Cope|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Freda Sackville-Bagg|
|2000||The Calling||Elizabeth Plummer|
|2002||Reign of Fire||Karen Abercromby|
|2004||Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D||Borg Queen||Short film|
|2004||Shadow of Fear||Margie Henderson|
|2006||Stay Alive||The Author|
|2006||Silent Hill||Christabella LaRoache|
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Janet Long|
|2006||The Contract||Agent Gwen Miles|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Zo|
|2009||Solomon Kane||Katherine Crowthorn|
|2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Morgan le Fay|
|2012||Jail Caesar||Pirate Captain||Also producer|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Eir|
|1980||BBC2 Playhouse||Episode: "The Happy Autumn Fields"|
|1980||A Tale of Two Cities||Lucie Manette||TV Movie|
|1982||The Professionals||Diana Molner||Episode: "Operation Susie"|
|1983||Arms and the Man||Raina||TV Movie|
|1984||Ellis Island||Bridget O'Donnell||TV Mini-Series|
|1985||Wallenberg: A Hero's Story||Baroness Lisl Kemeny||TV Movie|
|1985||Murder, She Wrote||Nita Cochran||Episode: "Murder in the Afternoon"|
|1986||Dream West||Jessie Benton Fremont||TV Mini-Series|
|1986||Second Serve||Gwen||TV Movie|
|1988||Baja Oklahoma||Patsy Cline||TV Movie|
|1990||Max and Helen||Helen Weiss||TV Movie|
|1991||Strauss Dynasty||Olga||TV Mini-Series|
|1991||The Hidden Room||Jennifer||Episode: "Dream Child"|
|1991||L'Amérique en otage||Parveneh Limbert||TV Movie|
|1992||Ladykiller||May Packard||TV Movie|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Anne Berrisford||Episode: "Wild Horses"|
|1993||Judgment Day: The John List Story||Jean Syfert||TV Movie|
|1993||Double Deception||Pamela Sparrow||TV Movie|
|1993||Jack Reed: Badge of Honor||Joan Anatole||TV Movie|
|1993||Scarlet and Black||Madame de Renal||TV Mini-Series|
|1994||Sharpe's Honour||La Marquesa||TV Movie|
|1995||Donor Unknown||Alice Stillman||TV Movie|
|1995||Devil's Advocate||Alessandra Locatelli||TV Movie|
|1996||Hidden in America||Dee||TV Movie|
|1997||Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan||Rebecca Daly||TV Movie|
|1998||Close Relations||Louise||TV Mini-Series|
|1998||Welcome to Paradox||Aura Mendoza||Episode: "Acute Triangle"|
|1999||Deep in My Heart||Annalise Jurgenson||TV Movie|
|1999||Becker||Dr. Sandra Rush||Episode: "Activate Your Choices"|
|1999||In the Company of Spies||Sarah Gold||TV Movie|
|2001||Attila||Galla Placidia||TV Mini-Series|
|2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Borg Queen||Episode: "Endgame"|
|2002||Six Feet Under||Alma||Episodes: "Out, Out, Brief Candle" and "The Plan"|
|2002||Dinotopia||Rosemary Waldo||TV Mini-Series|
|2003||Children of Dune||Lady Jessica Atreides||TV Mini-Series|
|2003||The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton||Snubby Eaton||TV Movie|
|2004||The Mystery of Natalie Wood||Maria Gurdin||TV Movie|
|2003, 2004||Threat Matrix||Senator Lily Randolph||Episodes: "Flipping" and "19 Seconds"|
|2005||Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure||Joan Collins||TV Movie|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Gillian Booth||Episode: "Dramma Giocoso"|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Rachel Fedden||TV Mini-Series|
|2006||The 4400||Sarah||Episodes: "Gone: Part 1" and "Gone: Part 2"|
|2007||Persuasion||Lady Russell||TV Movie|
|2007||Heroes and Villains||Letizia||Episode: "Napoleon"|
|2008||Dirty Sexy Money||Judge Alexis Wyeth||Episode: "The Family Lawyer"|
|2009||Midsomer Murders||Jenny Frazer||Episode: "Secrets and Spies"|
|2011||Waking the Dead||Karen Harding||Episodes: "Care: Part 1" and "Care: Part 2"|
|2011||Page Eight||Emma Baron||TV Movie|
|2011||Spooks||Elena Gavrik||6 episodes|
|2014||Tyrant||Amira Al Fayeed|
- Alice Krige biodata, Yahoo! Movies; accessed 29 September 2014.
- The Alice Krige Home Page biography
- "Alice Krige biography and filmography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- Heffernan, Virginia (1 January 2005). "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure: If You've Got It, Flaunt It: ABC Trumpets an 80's Hit". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
- "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure: Credits". Der-denver-clan.de. Retrieved 27 February 2009.
- "'Star Trek' star Alice Krige is 'amazing' in 'Spooks', say writers". Cultbox.co.uk. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- "Alice Krige Credits". Tvguide.com. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- Staff (13 August 2012). "'Thor: The Dark World' casts Alice Krige". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- "Actress Alice Krige Joins THOR: THE DARK WORLD". Comicbookmovie.com. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- Alice Krige at the Internet Movie Database
- Alice Krige at the TCM Movie Database
- Alice Krige at AllMovie
- Alice Krige interview at www.sci-fi-online.com
- Alice Krige at Who's Who Southern Africa