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Biography #2 (for ER)

Alex Kingston, who won critical acclaim in the title role of the PBS/BBC miniseries Moll Flanders, joins the ER ensemble this season. Growing up on the outskirts of London, Kingston was inspired to pursue an acting career by her English teacher at the all-girls grammar school she attended in Epsom, where she often had leading roles in school plays. She landed her first professional role at the age of 15 as a judo-chopping bully on the successful British series Grange Hill. She later moved to London, where she was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon completion of the two-year program of study, Kingston worked in repertory theater across England, joining the famed Royal Shakespeare Company, where she appeared in productions of Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Love's Labors Lost, The Curse of the Starving Class and The Bright and Bold Design. She also starred in the Birmingham Repertory production of Othello, The Alchemist, Traveling Players, Saved, Julius Caesar and See How They Run. Departing from her classical theater roles, television gave Kingston the opportunity to take on contemporary roles in such British programs as A Killing Exchange, The Bill, Crocodile Shoes, The Knock and I Hate Christmas and in the American cable movies Weapons of Mass Distraction and The Infiltrator. Her feature film credits include Carrington, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Curran's Wife, The St. Exupery Story, The Wildcats of St. Trinians, A Pin for the Butterfly and The Woman and the Wolf.

for "ER" updated 08-Feb-2003

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