Alex Scott (actor)
Alex Scott (18 September 1929 – June 2015) was an Australian-British television actor best known for his appearances in British television productions of the 1960s, including The Avengers, Danger Man, The Saint and the final episode ("The Smile Behind the Veil", 1969) of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Scott had roles in such films as Darling (1965), Fahrenheit 451 (1966), The Blue Max (1966), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Twins of Evil (1971) and The Asphyx (1972), and had been directed by Sir Laurence Olivier (The Shifting Heart), François Truffaut, John Sumner (Godsend) and John Schlesinger, among others.
He made over 60 appearances on British TV between 1955 and the 1990s but moved back to Australia in 1981. Since his return to Australia he had roles in the films Next of Kin (1982), Now and Forever (1983), Sky Pirates (1986) and Romper Stomper (1992). He was a founding member of the Melbourne Theatre Company and worked in theatre, television and film after his return. He played opposite Zoe Caldwell, another founding member and four-time Tony Award winning actor, in the Melbourne Theatre Company's A Visit in 2003 as a part of the 50th-anniversary season of the company. He also appeared in A Number, a play by Caryl Churchill and directed by Frank Howson, in 2006.
Scott grew up in Ballarat, Victoria, and was educated at St Patrick's College, Ballarat; Xavier College in Melbourne; and the University of Melbourne. He lived in Toorak, Victoria, and had two sons, Rainer and Daniel, from his first marriage His wife is Barbara Ady-Potger cousin of the Seekers band member Keith Potger.AO. He has a step daughter named Rebecca. Scott died peacefully at his home in Toorak on 25 June 2015.
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