Alex Norton

Movie Actor

Alex Norton was born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom on January 27th, 1950 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 74, Alex Norton biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Alexander Hugh Norton
Date of Birth
January 27, 1950
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
74 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Television Actor
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Sally Kinghorn ​(m. 2001)​
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Alex Norton Life

Alexander Hugh Norton (born 27 January 1950) is a Scottish television, film, and voice actor.

In the Renford Rejects, he is perhaps best known for his appearances as DCI Matt Burke in the STV detective drama series Taggart, Eric Baird.

He has appeared in internationally acclaimed films, including Braveheart, Local Hero, and Les Misérables.

Early life

Norton was born in Househills, Glasgow, and spent a portion of his childhood in Moffat Street in the Gorbals before heading to Pollokshaws. He was educated at Glasgow's Shawlands Academy. He discovered acting outside of school by the age of fourteen. He was involved in the creation of Dr. Finlay's Casebook, and it was made that acting was his passion. Norton decided against acting because of his origins and his father's inability of approving his chosen profession, instead going from part to part.

Personal life

Sally Kinghorn, his husband, married him in the 1970s. They were on the set of a BBC Schools film. Jamie, Rory, and Jock are the couple's three sons.

Norton endorsed a "No" vote in opposition to independence in 2014, just weeks before the Scottish independence referendum. He has, however, stated his support for Scottish independence since the independence referendum.


Alex Norton Career


In 1973, he became one of the founder members of the 7:84 company, touring Scotland with The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil.

He has appeared in numerous films including Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Girl (1981), Local Hero (1983) and Comfort and Joy (1984), A Sense of Freedom (1981), Comrades (1986), Hidden City (1987), Scandal (1989), Countdown to War (1989), Robin Hood (1991), Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991), Blame It on the Bellboy (1992), Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), Little Voice (1998), Orphans (1998) and Beautiful Creatures (2000), as well as Hollywood blockbusters such as White Hunter, Black Heart (1990) with Clint Eastwood, Patriot Games (1992) with Harrison Ford, Braveheart (1995) starring Mel Gibson and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) with Johnny Depp. Norton also voiced Thurston McCondry in the animated shorts Haunted Hogmanay and Glendogie Bogey.

In addition to his role as DCI Matt Burke in Taggart, he had previously appeared in the same series as murder suspect George Bryce in the episode "Knife Edge" in 1986.

He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 2003 when he was surprised by Michael Aspel. In 2005, Norton was presented with the opportunity to play a part in Peter Jackson's King Kong; however, he could not accept the offer because it happened to interfere with the TV project he was working on at the time.

From August to September 2012, he played the role of Gerard Findlay in Waterloo Road, a hot-headed, villainous headteacher from rival school Havelock High School.

In March 2014, he played Cameron Watts in the "Dead Water" episodes of the BBC One crime drama series Shetland.

In 2014, Norton appeared in the documentary I Belong To Glasgow, a BBC Scotland production in which he guest starred alongside Karen Dunbar.

Since 2013, Norton has played Eric in the sitcom Two Doors Down.


At last! In Hogmanay TV's Battle of the Bells, there are some green shoots of recovery, January 1, 2024
Scots are proud of their Hogmanay roots; first footing; taxi fares that could comfortably cover the country's £1.5 billion budget deficit; and controversies over whether the steak pie should have links to it or not. On social media, Hogmanay TV has been on full throttle. No wonder. The Battle of the Bells between the BBC and STV has been nothing short of epic in recent years. However, to be fair, even the Twitter user who said that Auntie's coverage of the Edinburgh Fireworks was lacking, was offended as compared to previous years because "too much smoke" was pushing it to its limits.

Nationalists in kilts toting machine guns, a Scots town under armed guard and a minister kidnapped and murdered, December 9, 2023
Through Fort William, a police car is traveling at top speed. It swerves violently to avoid a military roadblock before a man wielding a Kalashnikov fires, smashing the windshield and killing the pilot. The vehicle explodes into a store front and screams with fire. Post-apocalyptic nightmare?Daring Hogmanay TV sketch?Not quite. Welcome to Scotch on the Rocks, a TV drama about a Scottish nationalist uprising that has never been shown again on the BBC 50 years ago. In fact, so put out was the SNP of the day by the show, which featured a fictional Scottish Liberation Army deploying Russian-supplied weapons in Fort William, when English troops gathered north of Glasgow, alleging that the series put the show's viewers out of contention that the true party was involved in conflict.

Taggart turns 40! When the cast reunites to celebrate the show's milestone anniversary, they seem almost unrecognizable, September 20, 2023
It's 40 years since the Scottish detective drama first appeared on television, and the cast of Taggart reunited on Tuesday to commemorate the occasion. Actors Blythe Duff, James MacPherson, Colin McCredie, and John Michie joined in Glasgow, looking barelyrecognizable all these years. The characters were joined by writer and writer Glenn Chandler and ex-Head of STV Drama, Robert Love, while Alex Norton joined by Zoom for a lively panel discussion hosted by STV host Laura Boyd.