Alice Maud Krige (/ˈkriːɡə/; born 28 June 1954) is a South African
actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in Chariots of
Fire (1981) as the
Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan
singer Sybil Gordon. She is
well known for playing the dual role of Eva Galli/Alma Mobley in Ghost
Story, and for the Borg Queen in the
with the film Star Trek: First Contact.
1 Early life and education
3 Personal life
6 External links
Early life and education
Krige was born in Upington, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, the
daughter of Patricia, a professor of Psychology, and Louis Krige, a
physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth, where Alice grew
up in what she has described as a "very happy family", with two
brothers, one of whom became a physician and the other a Professor of
Rhodes University in
Grahamstown, South Africa
Grahamstown, South Africa with plans
to become a clinical psychologist. She turned to acting after taking
an acting class at Rhodes, completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and an
BA Hons degree in drama, with distinction. She went to London to
attend the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Krige made her professional debut on British television in 1979, and
Lucie Manette in the television movie A Tale of Two
Cities. She went on to play
Sybil Gordon in
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire and Eva
Galli/Alma Mobley in Ghost Story, both in 1981. She earned a Plays and
Players Award, as well as a
Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising
Newcomer, after appearing in a 1981 West End theatre production of
George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. She then joined the
Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Cordelia in "King Lear", Cordelia
in Edward Bond's "Lear", Miranda in "The Tempest", Bianca in "The
Taming of the Shrew", and Roxanne in "Cyrano de Bergerac".
Bathsheba in King David (1985) and
Mary Shelley in
Haunted Summer (1988). She appeared on stage in plays such as Thomas
Venice Preserv'd at the Almeida Theatre in London and in
"Toyer" at the Arts Theatre in the West End. She appeared in
television movies as
Baja Oklahoma (1988) and Ladykiller (1992), in
miniseries such as Ellis Island (1984) and Scarlet and Black (1993),
and in such horror films as Ghost Story, Sleepwalkers and Silent Hill.
Krige at a
Star Trek event
In Star Trek: First Contact, Krige played the Borg Queen, who attempts
to integrate Earth into the Borg collective. She won Best Supporting
Actress at the 1997 Saturn Awards for that role. She returned to
this character in the
Star Trek game Star Trek: Armada II and in the
Star Trek: Voyager series finale "Endgame" in 2001. Her science
fiction career has expanded into television, with prominent roles in
miniseries adaptations of Dinotopia and Frank Herbert's Children of
Dune. She worked with the Brothers Quay in "The Institute Benjamenta,
or This Dream That People Call Life" and with Guy Maddin in "Twilight
of the Ice Nymphs".
In April 2004, Krige was awarded an honorary Litt.D. degree from
Krige starred in a number of made-for-television movies and
miniseries. She played the role of Natalie Wood's bad mother in The
Natalie Wood (2004), and starred as
Joan Collins in
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure. She had recurring
roles on Deadwood, and guest starred on Six Feet Under, Law &
Order: Criminal Intent,
The 4400 and Dirty Sexy Money.
In 2008, she had a leading role as Sannie Laing, Sandra's mother, in
Skin, the biopic about Sandra Laing. The film explores the issues of
the girl being classified as "Coloured" by the South African
authorities during Apartheid, although her parents were white. In
2011, Krige appeared in the BBC's final season of Spooks, playing
Russian double agent Elena Gavrik. Krige also featured in the final
season of the BBC drama Waking the Dead, in 2011. In recent years,
Krige appeared in films Solomon Kane, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and
Thor: The Dark World. She played the role of Amira in the first and
second series of Tyrant for F/X, and has recently worked for the BBC
on the series
The Syndicate and Partners in Crime. In 2016, she
appeared on the
Netflix mystery series The OA.
In 2012, Alice produced the award-winning feature Jail Caesar, an
exploration of the little known adolescence of Julius Caesar, filmed
in three working prisons with several hundred serving prisoners and an
assemble of actors including Derek Jacobi and John Kani. Jail Caesar
was written and directed by Paul Schoolman.
In 2015, Krige received the
Special Jury Award at the International
Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality in Jakarta, along
Andy Garcia and
Jimmy Carter for her performance in the film
Shingetsu, in which she plays a war-traumatised surgeon of Doctors
Without Borders, opposite Gunter Singer.
Krige married writer and director Paul Schoolman in 1988.
Vergeet My Nie
Welma de Villiers
Chariots of Fire
Eva Galli / Alma Mobley
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
See You in the Morning
Star Trek: First Contact
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
Mother Marianne Cope
The Little Vampire
Reign of Fire
Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D
Shadow of Fear
Agent Gwen Miles
Ten Inch Hero
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Morgan le Fay
Thor: The Dark World
A Christmas Prince
Episode: "The Happy Autumn Fields"
A Tale of Two Cities
Episode: "Operation Susie"
Arms and the Man
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
Baroness Lisl Kemeny
Murder, She Wrote
Episode: "Murder in the Afternoon"
Jessie Benton Fremont
Max and Helen
The Hidden Room
Episode: "Dream Child"
L'Amérique en otage
Beverly Hills, 90210
Episode: "Wild Horses"
Judgment Day: The John List Story
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor
Scarlet and Black
Madame de Renal
Hidden in America
Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan
Welcome to Paradox
Episode: "Acute Triangle"
Deep in My Heart
Dr. Sandra Rush
Episode: "Activate Your Choices"
In the Company of Spies
Star Trek: Voyager
Six Feet Under
Episodes: "Out, Out, Brief Candle" and "The Plan"
Children of Dune
The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton
The Mystery of Natalie Wood
Senator Lily Randolph
Episodes: "Flipping" and "19 Seconds"
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Episode: "Dramma Giocoso"
The Line of Beauty
Episodes: "Gone: Part 1" and "Gone: Part 2"
Heroes and Villains
Dirty Sexy Money
Judge Alexis Wyeth
Episode: "The Family Lawyer"
Episode: "Secrets and Spies"
Waking the Dead
Episodes: "Care: Part 1" and "Care: Part 2"
Amira Al Fayeed
Episode: "So It Goes"
Partners in Crime
Alice Krige biodata, Yahoo! Movies; accessed 29 September 2014.
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Alice Krige Home Page biography Archived 13 July 2011
at the Wayback Machine.
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Hit". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
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Der-denver-clan.de. Retrieved 27 February 2009.
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Alice Krige is 'amazing' in 'Spooks', say
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Retrieved 15 December 2017.
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