Alice Krige

Alice Krige

Infobox Actor


imagesize = 150px
caption = Alice Krige, 1 October 2006
birthdate = birth date and age|1954|06|28
birthplace = Upington, South Africa
birthname = Alice Maud Krige
spouse = Paul Schoolman

Alice Maud Krige (born 28 June 1954) is a South African actress known for introducing the role of the Borg Queen in the motion picture "". She reprised her role for the final episode of the television series "."

Biography

Personal life

Krige was born in Upington, South Africa, the daughter of Pat, a psychologist, and Louis Krige, a physician. [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800032063/bio Alice Krige Biography - Yahoo! Movies ] ] [ [http://www.krige-page.com/biography.html The Alice Krige Home Page: Biography ] ] She left for London, England, in 1976. Initially she had plans to become a clinical psychologist but turned to acting after an experience in an acting class at Rhodes University. She then attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Krige is married to the writer and director Paul Schoolman.

Career

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 1981). She 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 what she called "tons of TV" in both the U.S. and the UK. This includes made for television movies from "Baja Oklahoma" (1988) and "Ladykiller" (1992), to mini-series such as "Ellis Island" (1984) and "The Scarlet and the Black" (1993).

In ', she played the Borg Queen, who attempts to assimilate Earth into the Borg collective. She would return to this role in the Star Trek game ', and in the "" series finale, "" in 2001 (Susanna Thompson would play her in 4 episodes of Voyager between 1999-2000).

She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1982 (1981 season) for Most Promising Newcomer in the production of "Arms and the Man". She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 1992 Saturn Awards for her role in "Sleepwalkers". In April 2004 she was awarded an honorary Litt.D. degree from Rhodes University.

Filmography

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0000481|name=Alice Krige
* [http://sci-fi-online.50megs.com/2006_Interviews/06-06-30_AliceKrige.htm Alice Krige interview] at [http://sci-fi-online.com www.sci-fi-online.com]


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