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Alex Blake

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25 November 1974 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Alex was born in Sheffield, educated at Marlborough College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (where he read English) and trained at LAMDA. On television he has appeared in numerous popular TV shows including Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness, Inspector Lynley and William & Mary and in a number major one-off dramas, including Longford, in which he played Lord Longford's son, Paddy Pakenham, opposite Jim Broadbent, as well as Prime Suspect (opposite Helen Mirren); Pinochet in Suburbia (opposite Michael Maloney) and The Government Inspector. On film he has appeared in Michael Apted's Amazing Grace and, most recently, in Hideo Nakata's film of Enda Walsh's Chatroom. Alex has also appeared on some of London's major stages, including Shakespeare's Globe, The Menier Chocolate Factory and The Finborough, where Alex recently led the first London revival of Bernard Shaw's Too True to be Good since the 1976 RSC production starring Ian McKellan. Alex's performance in Too True was described by Sir Michael Holroyd as "brilliantly delivered" and by Paul Vale in The Stage as bringing "a delicious anarchy to the character, orchestrating the moral crux of the play." Between his professional commitments, Alex works on a variety of youth outreach projects using the skills and experience he has acquired as an actor to build self-confidence, empathy and trust in groups of young people from backgrounds less advantaged than the one in which he grew up.
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