Alice Maud Krige is a Vintage South African actress and producer who is well known for her fantastic and breathtaking appearances on Star Trek franchise where she starred as the Borg Queen.
She was born in Upington, Northern Cape Province, South Africa on 24th June, 1954 to Patricia, a professor of Psychology, and Louis Krige, a physician. Her family later moved to Port Elizabeth, where Alice grew up with two brothers, one of whom became physician and the other a Professor of Surgery. Krige married writer and director Paul Schoolman in 1988
She attended Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa with plans to become a clinical psychologist but later diverted to acting after taking an acting class at Rhodes after which she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree and an BA Hons degree in drama with distinction. Furthermore,she went to London to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama.
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|Alice Krige ( The Borg Queen)|
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. Later, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Cordelia in “King Lear”, Cordelia in Edward Bond’s “Lear”
Krige has starred in many films and Television series like: Vergeet My Nie where she featured as “Welma de Villiers” in 1976, Chariots of Fire and Ghost Story in 1981, King David in 1985 where she starred as Bathsheba:to mention but a few. She has since then continued to make appearances in movies and has recently made yet another appearance in 2015 in the movie “shingetsu” which she was not only one of the casts but was also the producer.
Aside from Films, Kringe has also featured in a good number of TV series like: In the Company of Spies, Star Trec, Six feet under,Children of Dune, Tyrant, NCIS, Partners in crime, etcetra.
She has gained recognition, She won the 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.