Alexander Doré

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Alexander Doré
Born 28 August 1923 (1923-08-28)
Hampstead, London, England
Died 16 April 2002(2002-04-16) (aged 78)
Occupation Actor/TV Director/Screenwriter
Years active 1957–86
Spouse(s) Edna Gorring (m. 1946–2002)
(his death)
Children 1

Alexander Doré (28 August 1923 – 16 April 2002) was a British actor, television director and screenwriter perhaps best known for his appearance as the First Spy in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.[1]

Doré's other screen appearances include At the Stroke of Nine (1957), Tales from Dickens (1958), ITV Television Playhouse (1958), Dixon of Dock Green (1964), Casino Royale (1967), ITV Playhouse (1968), Bright's Boffins (1970), and A Very Peculiar Practice (1986).[1]

His credits as a screenwriter include Jungle Street (1961) and The Wind of Change (1961), while his directing credits include Hé... mag ik mijn echtgenote terug? (1975), Boem-Boem (nl) (1982) and Privé Voor Twee (1988) for Dutch television.[1]

He directed the plays See How They Run at London's Vaudeville Theatre, The Sunday Man at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway[2] in 1964, and the world premiere of We Who Are About To... (with Anton Rodgers) in 1968 at the Hampstead Theatre Club.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married the actress Edna Doré (née Gorring) in 1946 in Pancras, London. Their son, Michael, is currently the landlord of a public house in Sussex.[citation needed]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Doré on the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ The Broadway League (1964-05-13). "Doré on the Internet Broadway Database". Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Alan Ayckbourn's ''Countdown'' website". Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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