Alice Maud Krige (//; 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 singer Sybil Gordon. She played the dual role of Eva Galli/Alma Mobley in Ghost Story, and the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact.
Krige in October 2006
Alice Maud Krige
28 June 1954
Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
Central School of Speech and Drama
Early life and educationEdit
Krige was born in Upington, Northern Cape, 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 Surgery.
Krige attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa with plans to become a clinical psychologist. She turned to acting after taking an acting class at Rhodes, then completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and an BA Hons degree in drama, with distinction. She went on to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Krige made her professional debut on British television in 1979, and appeared as Lucie Manette 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 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 and in Edward Bond's Lear, Miranda in The Tempest, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, and Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac. She also appeared in plays such as Thomas Otway's Venice Preserv'd at the Almeida Theatre in London and Toyer at the Arts Theatre in the West End.
In Star Trek: First Contact, Krige played the Borg Queen, who attempts to assimilate 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".
Krige starred in a number of made-for-television movies and miniseries. She appeared in the television movies Baja Oklahoma (1988) and Ladykiller (1992) and the miniseries Ellis Island (1984) and Scarlet and Black (1993). She played Natalie Wood's mother in The Mystery of 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 with 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.
|1976||Vergeet My Nie||Welma de Villiers|
|1981||Chariots of Fire||Sybil Gordon|
|1981||Ghost Story||Eva Galli / Alma Mobley|
|1988||Haunted Summer||Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin|
|1989||See You in the Morning||Beth Goodwin|
|1994||Sea Beggars||Wife||Short film|
|1995||Institute Benjamenta||Lisa Benjamenta|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Borg Queen|
|1997||Twilight of the Ice Nymphs||Zephyr Eccles|
|1998||The Commissioner||Isabelle Morton|
|1999||Molokai: The Story of Father Damien||Mother Marianne Cope|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Freda Sackville-Bagg|
|2000||The Calling||Elizabeth Plummer|
|2002||Reign of Fire||Karen Abercromby|
|2004||Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D||Borg Queen||Short film|
|2004||Shadow of Fear||Margie Henderson|
|2006||Stay Alive||The Author|
|2006||Silent Hill||Christabella LaRoache|
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Janet Long|
|2006||The Contract||Agent Gwen Miles|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Zo|
|2009||Solomon Kane||Katherine Crowthorn|
|2010||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||Morgan le Fay|
|2012||Jail Caesar||Pirate Captain||Also producer|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Eir|
|2017||The Little Vampire 3D||Freda Sackville-Bagg||Voice|
|2017||A Christmas Prince||Queen Helena|
|2018||A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding||Queen Helena|
|2018||A Rose in Winter||Anna Reinach|
|2019||A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby||Queen Helena|
|2020||Gretel & Hansel||Holda|
|Unknown||Echoes from the Past||Andrea Foss||Post-production|
|2020||The Bay of Silence||Vivian||Post-production|
|1980||BBC2 Playhouse||Emily||Episode: "The Happy Autumn Fields"|
|1980||A Tale of Two Cities||Lucie Manette||TV movie|
|1980||The Professionals||Diana Molner||Episode: "Operation Susie"|
|1983||Arms and the Man||Raina||TV movie|
|1984||Ellis Island||Bridget O'Donnell||TV miniseries|
|1985||Wallenberg: A Hero's Story||Baroness Lisl Kemeny||TV movie|
|1985||Murder, She Wrote||Nita Cochran||Episode: "Murder in the Afternoon"|
|1986||Dream West||Jessie Benton Fremont||TV miniseries|
|1986||Second Serve||Gwen||TV movie|
|1988||Baja Oklahoma||Patsy Cline||TV movie|
|1990||Max and Helen||Helen Weiss||TV movie|
|1991||Strauss Dynasty||Olga||TV miniseries|
|1991||The Hidden Room||Jennifer||Episode: "Dream Child"|
|1991||L'Amérique en otage||Parveneh Limbert||TV movie|
|1992||Ladykiller||May Packard||TV movie|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Anne Berrisford||Episode: "Wild Horses"|
|1993||Judgment Day: The John List Story||Jean Syfert||TV movie|
|1993||Double Deception||Pamela Sparrow||TV movie|
|1993||Jack Reed: Badge of Honor||Joan Anatole||TV movie|
|1993||Scarlet and Black||Madame de Renal||TV miniseries|
|1994||Sharpe's Honour||La Marquesa||TV movie|
|1995||Donor Unknown||Alice Stillman||TV movie|
|1995||Devil's Advocate||Alessandra Locatelli||TV movie|
|1996||Hidden in America||Dee||TV movie|
|1997||Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan||Rebecca Daly||TV movie|
|1998||Close Relations||Louise||TV miniseries|
|1998||Welcome to Paradox||Aura Mendoza||Episode: "Acute Triangle"|
|1999||Deep in My Heart||Annalise Jurgenson||TV movie|
|1999||Becker||Dr. Sandra Rush||Episode: "Activate Your Choices"|
|1999||In the Company of Spies||Sarah Gold||TV movie|
|2001||Attila||Galla Placidia||TV miniseries|
|2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Borg Queen||Episode: "Endgame"|
|2002||Six Feet Under||Alma||Episodes: "Out, Out, Brief Candle" and "The Plan"|
|2002||Dinotopia||Rosemary Waldo||TV miniseries|
|2003||Children of Dune||Lady Jessica||TV miniseries|
|2003||The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton||Snubby Eaton||TV movie|
|2004||The Mystery of Natalie Wood||Maria Gurdin||TV movie|
|2003, 2004||Threat Matrix||Senator Lily Randolph||Episodes: "Flipping" and "19 Seconds"|
|2005||Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure||Joan Collins||TV movie|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Gillian Booth||Episode: "Dramma Giocoso"|
|2006||The Line of Beauty||Rachel Fedden||TV miniseries|
|2006||The 4400||Sarah||Episodes: "Gone: Part 1" and "Gone: Part 2"|
|2007||Persuasion||Lady Russell||TV movie|
|2007||Heroes and Villains||Letizia||Episode: "Napoleon"|
|2008||Dirty Sexy Money||Judge Alexis Wyeth||Episode: "The Family Lawyer"|
|2009||Midsomer Murders||Jenny Frazer||Episode: "Secrets and Spies"|
|2011||Waking the Dead||Karen Harding||Episodes: "Care: Part 1" and "Care: Part 2"|
|2011||Page Eight||Emma Baron||TV movie|
|2011||Spooks||Elena Gavrik||6 episodes|
|2014||Tyrant||Amira Al Fayeed||20 episodes|
|2014||NCIS||Margaret Clark||Episode: "So It Goes"|
|2015||The Syndicate||Lady Hazelwood||6 episodes|
|2015||Partners in Crime||Rita Vandemeyer||Episodes: "The Secret Adversary: Part 1" and "The Secret Adversary: Part 2"|
|2016/2019||The OA||Nancy Johnson||Season 1 (2016): 8 episodes|
Season 2 (2019): Episode: "Angel of Death"
|2019||Carnival Row||Aoife Tsigani||Recurring role|
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