|Alex Kingston Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||March 11, 1963|
Alex Kingston is a British actress who is best known for her portrayal of characters such as Moll Flanders in the TV mini-series The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996), Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the medical drama TV series ER (1997–2009), River Song in the science fiction TV series Doctor Who (2008–2015), Mrs. Bennet in the period-drama series Lost in Austen (2008), and Dinah Lance in superhero TV series Arrow (2013–2016).
Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston
Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
England, United Kingdom
Alex had attended the Rosebery School for Girls in her hometown of Epsom. She had then joined the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London from where she had completed a 3-year acting and dramatics program.
- Father – Anthony Kingston (Butcher)
- Mother – Margarethe Kingston (née Renneisen)
- Siblings – Susie Kingston (Younger Sister), Nicola Kingston (Younger Sister) (Former Actress)
- Others – Charles William Kingston (Paternal Grandfather), Helen Jeanett Keevil (Paternal Grandmother), Walter Renneisen (Maternal Uncle) (Actor), Joseph Fiennes (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Actor), Martha Fiennes (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Film Director, Writer, Producer), George Tiffin (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Cinematographer), Magnus Fiennes (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Music Composer), Jacob Fiennes (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Gamekeeper), Sophie Fiennes (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Film Director, Producer), Michael Emery (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Archaeologist), Mark Fiennes (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Farmer, Photographer) (d. 2004), Jennifer Lash (Ex-Mother-in-Law) (Writer) (d. 1993), Isabel Fiennes (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Sam Fiennes (Ex-Nephew-in-Law), Maria Dolores Dieguez (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Actress), Maya Fiennes (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Film Score Composer), Cheyenne Allegra Fiennes (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Shanti Atalanta Fiennes (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Melanie Plaice (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Teale Isabella Fiennes (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Nathaniel Fiennes (Ex-Nephew-in-Law), Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Ex-Nephew-in-Law) (Actor, Model), Mercy Fiennes Tiffin (Ex-Niece-in-Law) (Actress), Titan Nathaniel Fiennes-Tiffin (Ex-Nephew-in-Law)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alex has dated –
- Ralph Fiennes (1983–1997) – Alex had met fellow British actor Ralph Fiennes in September 1983 while they were both studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After nearly a decade of courtship, they got married on September 5, 1993. In 1995, Ralph had an affair with actress Francesca Annis due to which he left Alex in 1996. The couple eventually got divorced in October 1997.
- Florian Haertel (1997–2013) – Alex had first met German writer and freelance journalist Florian Haertel in December 1997, on a blind date set up by friends. They got married on December 29, 1998, and have a daughter together named Salome Violetta Haertel (b. March 28, 2001). They parted ways in 2009 and Florian then sued Alex for dissolution of the marriage in October that year. Their divorce was finalized in 2013.
- Jonathan Stamp (2010–Present) – Alex began dating TV producer Jonathan Stamp in 2010 and the couple got engaged in July 2014. They got married in July 2015, in a ceremony in Rome, Italy.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of English descent on her father’s side and German descent on her mother’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair blonde.
- Petite frame
- Neck-length, curly hair
- Radiant face
- Affable smile
She had been featured in a TV commercial for the alcoholic beverage QC sherry in 1990.
Alex Kingston Facts
- She had started acting as a child and had played an angel named Gabriel in a school play when she was just 5 years old.
- After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she had joined the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company as a performing artist.
- One of her younger sisters, Susie, has been mentally and physically disabled since her birth, as she had been deprived of oxygen in the first few hours post her birth.
- Her biological daughter, Salome Violetta Haertel, had played her on-screen daughter, Ella Greene, in a season 8 episode of ER titled On the Beach (2002).
- She holds an orange belt in judo.
Featured Image by Alex Kingston / Instagram