Bruce Alexander (actor)

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Bruce Alexander
Bruce John Alexander

(1946-05-28) 28 May 1946 (age 72)
Years active1972–present
Known forSuperintendent Norman Mullett in A Touch of Frost (1992-2010)

Bruce John Alexander (born 28 May 1946 in Watford, Hertfordshire) is an English actor, best known for his portrayal of Superintendent Norman Mullett in the ITV television series A Touch of Frost, where he plays the superior of the main character Jack Frost, played by David Jason.

He has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played Ferdinand in the 1989 production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. In November 2016, he was in a "Read Not Dead" performance of Beaumont and Fletcher's The Coxcomb at the Sam Wanamaker theatre on Bankside.

In 1990, he appeared as a doctor in the first episode of the comedy Keeping Up Appearances (entitled "Daddy's Accident"), and has also featured in episodes of numerous TV series, including The Bill, Casualty, EastEnders, Midsomer Murders and Doc Martin. In 1997, Alexander had a small role in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.

In 2013, he played the character of Peter Bachman in several episodes of the TV series Love and Marriage:

  • The Elephant in the Room
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Alarm!
  • Huge Weekend for the Paradise Family

Alexander's radio credits include the role of Mike in Westway, the BBC World Service soap opera which ran from 1997 to 2005,[1] and the role of Doc de Salis in the BBC dramatisation of the John le Carre novel The Honourable Schoolboy.[2]

Alexander is the president of the Haddenham Museum in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Long Good Friday Mac
1982 Giro City GNH Lawyer
1982 Give Us This Day SDF man
1990 Father Det. Sgt Racine
1993 Century Interogator
1994 Ladybird, Ladybird Lawyer
1994 Nostradamus Paul
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Captain (HMS Chester)
2000 Between Two Women Mr. Butterworth, Headmaster
2005 The Trial of the King Killers John Downes


  1. ^ Drama > Coming Home > Biographies – BSLBT
  2. ^ "The Complete Smiley – The Karla Trilogy, Book 2: The Honourable Schoolboy". BBC. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  3. ^ Big weekend to mark Haddenham museum's birthday – Thame Today

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