Born 24 March 1945 in Scotland, UK
Alexander Morton became one of Scotland's most popular arch-villains when he was cast as Andy Semple in the long running soap opera Take the High Road. Career highlights include the title role in Raindog Theatre's critically acclaimed Scots rendition of Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Robert Carlyle; R.P. McMurphy in One flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, also directed by Robert Carlyle. In Nicholas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising, he featured as Barde, the chieftain and temporary owner of One Eye (played by Mads Mikkelsen). Has appeared with actor Clive Owen (Bourne Identity, Children of Men) in TV series Second Sight 1 & 2, and Mike Hodges films I'll Sleep when I'm dead, and Croupier. Alexander recently played the Prince of Darkness in the Dracula-inspired Robert Forrest BBC radio play Voyage of the Demeter (2006). For BBC Radio he had the title role in Jekyll and Hyde, playing both parts. Also on radio, he was the first actor to play Inspector Rebus in the first adaptation of Ian Rankin's Rebus series of books.