Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

Actor

Biography

Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, writer, singer, filmmaker, and activist. He has performed with Jay Z and Liza Minnelli; won a Tony Award, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so; he made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; he has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice), the Emcee in Cabaret (thrice), a James Bond baddie – oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations; he is the author of six books including a #1 New York Times best-selling Not My Father’s Son and the upcoming memoir Baggage; he played the first-ever gay leading role on a US network drama, CBS’s Instinct. He has received over 40 awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, three honorary doctorates, both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality.

Alan Cumming 是一位蘇格蘭裔美國演員、歌手、電影製作人兼社運人士。他曾經與 Jay Z 和 Liza Minnelli 一同演出。另外,他是托尼獎的得獎者,亦曾經主持托尼獎的頒獎禮,並因此獲提名艾美獎。他之前與 Stanley Kubrick 和 the Spice Girls 合作,使用背靠背方式來拍攝電影。他演活的影視角色包括《Company Man》裡的 General Batista 和《GoldenEye》裡的反派 Boris Grishenko; 他亦有份聲演《the God, the Devil and Bob》裡的the Devil、《Jackboots on Whitehall》裡的Hitler、《Sir Billi》裡的 Gordon the goat,以及《藍精靈》系列裡的Gutsy。另外,他活躍於音樂劇舞台,角色包括《Elle》裡的 the Pope、《Hamlet》裡的 Hamlet 和《The Bacchae》裡的Dionysus; 他更一人獨演整齣《Macbeth》和三度出演經典劇目 《Cabaret》的司儀一角。他在連續劇《「法」妻》飾演政治形象顧問 Eli Gold,並憑此角獲提名美國演員工會獎,最後更勇奪金球獎和艾美獎。他有六本著作,其中包括《紐約時報》暢銷書《Not My Father’s Son》和即將出版的自傳《Baggage》。他曾參與 CBS 廣播公司的網絡劇集《直覺追兇》,並飾演美劇史上首個同性戀男主角。他是一位活躍的社運人士和人道主義者,因此獲得超過四十個獎項; 他亦取得三個榮譽博士頭銜,並獲頒 the Great Scot Awards、Icon of Scotland Award 及大英帝國勳章 (OBE),以表揚他對 LGBT 權利運動和相關藝術的貢獻。

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