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Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming during 2011 Fashion Week
Cumming during the 2011 Fashion Week
Born(1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 50)
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
CitizenshipDual British and American citizen
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1980–present
Known forThe Good Wife
Notable work(s)Not My Father's Son
Spouse(s)Hilary Lyon
Grant Shaffer
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Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming during 2011 Fashion Week
Cumming during the 2011 Fashion Week
Born(1965-01-27) 27 January 1965 (age 50)
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
CitizenshipDual British and American citizen
OccupationActor, director, producer, writer
Years active1980–present
Known forThe Good Wife
Notable work(s)Not My Father's Son
Spouse(s)Hilary Lyon
Grant Shaffer

Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish-American actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays.

His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), and Design for Living. His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, Spy Kids, and X2. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, and an autobiography, Not My Father's Son, had a cable talk show called Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show, I Bought A Blue Car Today. Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming became a naturalised U.S. citizen in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Cumming was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, the son of mother Mary Cumming (née Darling, and always known as "Mary Darling"), an insurance company secretary, and of father, Alex Cumming, a head forester of a country estate. He has an older brother, Thom (who is six years older),[1] and a niece and two nephews. His brother is a property manager who lives in Southampton, England.[1]

Brought up in Angus, Cumming attended Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School.[2] Cumming said that he grew up on a country estate called Panmure Estate near Carnoustie[3] on the east coast of Scotland: "It was really a very feudal society."[1] Cumming has stated that his father was physically and emotionally abusive towards him.[4][5] Mary Cumming said that until she was financially independent of his father, the idea of her divorcing his dad was impossible.[1] Cumming said that once he reached his early 20s, he didn't really have any sort of communication with his father until just before the filming of Who Do You Think You Are?, when he found out his father for years thought that he wasn't actually Cumming's biological father.[1] Later Cumming and his brother took DNA tests that proved they were indeed his sons.[6]

Cumming said that his difficult childhood taught him how to act by "needing to suppress my own emotions and feelings around him when I was a little boy."[7]

Following graduation, Cumming spent a year and a half as an editor and columnist for the pop and TV magazine TOPS before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. On graduation he married fellow student Hilary Lyon; they divorced eight years later and had no children.


Cumming made his film debut in Gillies MacKinnon's Passing Glory in 1986. His feature film debut came in 1992 when he starred alongside Sandrine Bonnaire and Bruno Ganz in Ian Sellar's Prague, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and earned him the Best Actor award at the Atlantic Film Festival and a Scottish BAFTA Best Actor nomination. American audiences first saw him playing the oleaginous Sean Walsh, an unwanted suitor of Minnie Driver's character, in Circle of Friends, an Irish film released in 1995. Also in 1995 he played Boris Ivanovich Grishenko in the James Bond film GoldenEye. In 1996 he had a success as the Revd. Mr. Elton in Emma.

His first film in the United States was 1997's Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, playing Sandy Frink opposite Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film The Anniversary Party with friend and former Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001.[8] The two starred in the film as a Hollywood couple. The film premiered at Cannes and garnered two Independent Spirit nominations and a National Board of Review award. He went on to star in and direct Suffering Man's Charity, later released as Ghost Writer.

He had prominent roles in the Spy Kids trilogy, X-Men 2 (as Nightcrawler), Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and played Saturninus in the 1999 Julie Taymor film production of Titus. His many other films include Investigating Sex, Josie and the Pussycats, Emma, Get Carter, Plunkett and Macleane, Son of the Mask, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Full Grown Men, Spice World, Burlesque, The Tempest, Boogie Woogie and the animated films Garfield: The Movie, Jackboots on Whitehall and The Smurfs.

Earlier in his career, Cumming also directed two short films, Butter and Burn Your Phone. The latter began its life as a one-off drama on BBC Radio 4.


United Kingdom[edit]

In the mid-1980s Cumming made his TV debut in the Scottish Television series Taggart.

His breakthrough role was as Bernard Bottle in the Christmas 1991 BBC comedy Bernard and the Genie, a Richard Curtis-scripted film in which he starred alongside Lenny Henry and Rowan Atkinson. Cumming went on to star as flight attendant Sebastian Flight in the BBC2 sitcom The High Life in 1995. The series was written by Cumming and co-star Forbes Masson, continuing an acting-writing partnership the two had developed since their drama school days.

Cumming returned to British TV screens in 2011 to star as Desrae, a transvestite, on the Sky series The Runaway.

He has also made several documentaries: My Brilliant Britain, about Scottish humour, The Real Cabaret in which he investigated the Weimar cabaret artistes and the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? in 2010 in which he discovered his maternal grandfather was a war hero who had died playing Russian roulette.[1]

United States[edit]

Alan Cumming performing at the benefit concert for the Ali Forney Center (2010).

Cumming has guested on several U.S. TV shows: In 2001, he appeared in the HBO comedy Sex and the City as O the designer in the episode, 'The Real Me'. 2003 saw him playing a cameo role in the sitcom Frasier, playing Niles' yoga instructor. He also guest starred on 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Cumming played the role of Bill Blaikie, a gay drag queen party promoter hired by Kit Porter to manage her café cum nightclub, in season 3 of The L Word. His character had an affair with Max, a transgender male character in the show. He appeared in episodes 2 to 7, which originally broadcast on Showtime in 2006.

In 2007, Cumming played Glitch/Ambrose, an inventor whose brain had been partially removed, in the TV miniseries, Tin Man. He also provided the voice of Chuck Masters, a 50-year-old, paralysed, HIV-positive gay man in Logo's Rick and Steve, a stop animation sitcom created by Q. Allan Brocka. Cumming also hosted the Oxygen cable television show, "Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming", in which he interviewed female co-stars of his film roles, and "Midnight Snack", where he and his dogs introduced cult films. Cumming hosted Saturday Night Live in 2000, with musical guest Jennifer Lopez.

He is also the host of the 2008–2014 seasons of the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series.

He currently plays Eli Gold on the CBS television show The Good Wife. He appeared as a guest star in the latter third of the first season, becoming a series regular in the show's 2010–2011 season,.[9] He has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award for his performance.

In 2009, Cumming guest-starred in Lisa Kudrow's improvised web series Web Therapy, portraying Austen Clarke, a possible love interest for Kudrow's character, Fiona Wallice. In 2010, Showtime announced plans to air Web Therapy as a TV series, and Cumming's guest appearance was broadcast as part of the first season finale of the show on 20 September 2011. Originally, the character was intended for a one-off appearance, however plans were later changed and Cumming became a recurring cast member during the TV series' second season in 2012.


Cumming began his theatre career in his native Scotland, performing in seasons with the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Dundee Rep, The Tron Glasgow and tours with Borderline, Theatre Workshop and Glasgow Citizens' TAG. He played Slupianek in the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh's 1988 production of Conquest of the South Pole, which later transferred to the Royal Court in London and earned him an Olivier Award nomination as Most Promising Newcomer. He went on to perform plays with the Bristol Old Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company and played Valere in La Bete at the Lyric, Hammersmith, London. In 1991 he played The Madman in the 1990 Royal National Theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, for which he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance.[10][11][12] He also adapted the play with director Tim Supple. In 1993 he received great critical acclaim and the TMA Best Actor award for playing title role in the 1993 English Touring Theatre's Hamlet (playing opposite his then-wife, Hilary Lyon, in the role of Ophelia). He played the role of The Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes's 1993 revival of the musical Cabaret in London's West End opposite Jane Horrocks as Sally Bowles. He received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He reprised the role in 1998 for the Mendes-Rob Marshall Broadway revival, this time opposite Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. He won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance.[13]

Other U.S. stage roles include Otto in the 2001 Broadway production of Design for Living by Noël Coward, Mac the Knife in Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper. Cumming performed alongside Dianne Wiest in Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Viacheslav Dolgachev. In 2002, Cumming and then-boyfriend British director Nick Philippou formed the production company The Art Party. The company's first and only play was the first English production of Jean Genet's play Elle, which Cumming had adapted from a literal translation by Terri Gordon. The company folded in 2003.

In 2006 he returned to the West End playing the lead role in Bent, a play about homosexuals in Germany under the Nazis. In 2007 he took the lead role in the National Theatre of Scotland's production of The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany, which premiéred at the Edinburgh Festival in August, transferring to the Lyric Theatre in London and then to Lincoln Center, New York, winning him Herald ArcAngel award.

He collaborated again with Tiffany and the National Theatre of Scotland in 2012, playing all the roles in Macbeth. He brought this critically acclaimed[14][15] production of Macbeth to New York's Lincoln Center in 2012 and to a 73-show Broadway engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2013. Macbeth concluded its run on Broadway on 14 July 2013.[16]

Other work[edit]

Cumming in the gallery art work "Sliphost"

Cumming's novel, Tommy's Tale, was published in 2002.[17] He has also written articles for magazines, notably as a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine, writing on the haute couture shows in Paris, as well as what it was like for him dressing as a woman for a day. He also contributed articles to Newsweek, Modern Painters, Out, Black Book and The Wall Street Journal. He has also written introductions and prefaces to various books, including the works of Nancy Mitford, Andy Warhol and Christopher Isherwood and wrote a chapter of If You Had Five Minutes with the President, a collection of 55+ essays by members or supporters of The Creative Coalition.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Cumming lives in Manhattan with his husband, graphic artist Grant Shaffer, and their dogs, Honey and Leon.[23] The couple dated for two years before entering into a civil partnership at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, on 7 January 2007.[24] Cumming and Shaffer remarried in New York on 7 January 2012, the fifth anniversary of their London union.[25]

Once described as "a frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millennium," Cumming has stated that he considers himself bisexual.[26] Previous relationships include an eight-year marriage to actress Hilary Lyon, a two-year relationship with actress Saffron Burrows, and a six-year relationship with theater director Nick Philippou.[4] After his civil partnership with Shaffer, when asked if he was monogamous, he stated "I don't believe that monogamy is feasible."[27] In 2006, Cumming stated that he "would dearly like to adopt a child," but that his life was "too hectic" for children.[28]

Cumming used to be a member of the Church of Scotland, until his mother received a letter from them saying they had "read something about me being an atheist and would I like to leave." He said he had attended out of tradition, but realised being a part of it was "only condoning and validating lots of things I disapprove of: oppression, guilt, shame, etc."[29]

Since coming out as bisexual in 1998, Cumming has promoted LGBT rights, MC-ing and attending fundraisers for organizations such as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and taking part in an Equality Network video campaign, from New York, promoting the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Scotland.[30] Cumming also supports several AIDS charities, including the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and is also a patron of NORM-UK, an English-registered charity concerned with foreskin health and matters related to circumcision; he has condemned the practice of routine infant circumcision, particularly in the United States where it is common.[31][32] In 2013 his book entitled May the Foreskin Be With You was published.

In March 2005, Cumming received the Vito Russo Award at the 16th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for outstanding contributions toward eliminating homophobia.[33] In July of the same year he was also presented with the HRC's Humanitarian Award in San Francisco, also for his LGBT public stance. In November 2006 Cumming received a Doctor of Arts honorary degree from the University of Abertay Dundee. He also is a patron of the Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre 'for and by' young people. Cumming was appointed an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to film, theatre and the arts and activism for LGBT rights.[34][35][36]

On 7 November 2008, Cumming became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at a ceremony in New York City.[37][38]

Cumming has stated that since 2012 he maintains a vegan diet.[39]

On 17 April 2013, Cumming made a guest appearance on The Colbert Report, where he sang a duet parody with Colbert of Brad Paisley's song "Accidental Racist", entitled "Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe."


Awards and nominations[edit]

1988Conquest of the South PoleOlivier AwardBest Newcomer in a PlayNominated
1991Accidental Death of an AnarchistOlivier AwardComedy Performance of the YearWon
1992Bernard and the GenieBritish Comedy AwardTop Television NewcomerWon
1992PragueAtlantic Film FestivalBest ActorWon
1993PragueScottish BAFTA AwardBest Film ActorNominated
1993La BêteOlivier AwardComedy Performance of the YearNominated
1994CabaretOlivier AwardBest Actor in a MusicalNominated
1994HamletShakespeare Globe AwardRichard Burton AwardNominated
1994HamletTheatre Management Association AwardBest ActorWon
1996Romy and Michele's High School ReunionMTV Movie AwardBest Dance SequenceNominated
1998N/AVanity Fair Hall of FameInducted
1998CabaretNew York Free Press AwardBest ActorWon
1998CabaretNew York Public Advocate's AwardWon
1998CabaretFANY AwardBest Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretTony AwardTony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretOuter Critics Circle AwardBest Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretDrama Desk AwardOutstanding Lead Actor in a MusicalWon
1998CabaretTheatre World AwardOutstanding Broadway DebutWon
2001N/ANew York Immigrant Achievement AwardN/AWon
2002The Anniversary PartyPrism AwardN/AWon
2002The Anniversary PartyIndependent Spirit AwardBest First FeatureNominated
2002The Anniversary PartyIndependent Spirit AwardBest ScreenplayNominated
2002The Anniversary PartyNational Board of Review AwardExcellence in FilmmakingWon
2003N/ABailey HouseKey AwardWon
2003N/AConvent of the Sacred HeartHatter's Ball AwardWon
2003Nicholas NicklebyNational Board of Review AwardBest Ensemble in a MovieWon
2004N/ANewfestTrailblazer AwardWon
2004N/ABailey House20 for 20 Key AwardWon
2004N/APhiladelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalArtistic Achievement AwardWon
2004N/ASpecial Civil Rights AwardWon
2005Son of the MaskGolden Raspberry AwardGolden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting ActorNominated
2005N/AHRC Humanitarian AwardWon
2005N/AScotland MagazineIcon of Scotland AwardWon
2006BentTheatregoer's Choice AwardBest ActorNominated
2006N/AHuman Rights CampaignThe Elizabeth Birch Equality AwardWon
2006N/ALIGALY AwardWon
2006The Threepenny OperaDrama LeagueHonored
2006N/AGLAAD Media AwardThe Vito Russo AwardWon
2006Sweet LandSedona Film FestivalBirkner Humanitarian AwardWon
2007Sweet LandIndependent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit Award for Best First FeatureWon
2007N/ABig Apple Film FestivalGolden Apple Award for Honorary AchievementWon
2007N/ASanta Fe Film FestivalMaverick AwardWon
2007N/ALAMBDA Liberty AwardWon
2007Ghost WriterBarcelona Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalTribute AwardWon
2007Ghost WriterProvincetown International Film FestivalExcellence in Acting AwardWon
2007Ghost WriterSHOUT Film FestivalBeacon AwardWon
2007The BacchaeHerald Arcangel AwardWon
2007N/APhoenix Film FestivalCopper Wing Tribute AwardWon
2008N/AAnti-Violence ProjectCourage AwardWon
2008N/ATrevor ProjectHero AwardWon
2009N/AScottish Style AwardsMost Stylish MaleNominated
2009N/ANational Trust for ScotlandGreat Scot AwardWon
2009N/APFLAGPFLAG Choice AwardWon
2009I Bought A Blue Car TodaySX MagazineBest CabaretWon
2009I Bought A Blue Car AwardsBest Solo PerformanceNominated
2010I Bought A Blue Car TodayTime Out New YorkBest of CabaretNominated
2010I Bought A Blue Car TodayBistro AwardOutstanding RecordingWon
2010N/AChicago International Film FestivalArtistic Achievement AwardWon
2010N/ANational Gay and Lesbian Task ForceLeadership AwardWon
2010N/APoint FoundationCourage AwardWon
2010N/ATheater OffensiveOut on the Edge AwardWon
2010N/AJohnnie WalkerGreat Scot AwardNominated
2010The Good WifeInternational Press AcademyBest Supporting TV ActorNominated
2010The Good Wife: FleasEmmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011N/ADenver Film FestivalExcellence in Acting AwardWon
2011Cumming The FragranceFleshbot AwardSexiest FashionWon
2011ZoorgamazooAudioFile MagazineEarphones AwardWon
2011ZoorgamazooAudie AwardSolo Narration – MaleWon
2011Charity WorkJohnnie WalkerGreat Scot AwardNominated
2011The Good WifeEmmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011The Good WifeCritics' Choice TV AwardsSupporting Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011The Good WifeScreen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2012N/AJohnnie WalkerGreat Scot AwardNominated
2012N/AMatthew Shepard FoundationMaking A Difference AwardWon
2012N/ALive Out Loud AwardsStar AwardWon
2012MacbethAudioFile AwardsBest Voice of the YearWon
2012MacbethAudiofile MagazineEarphone AwardWon
2012The Good WifeCrime Thriller AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
2012The Good WifeScreen Actors' GuildOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2012Any Day NowKey West Film FestivalGolden Key AwardWon
2012Any Day NowNapa Valley Film FestivalFavorite Actor or ActressWon
2012Any Day NowOutfestBest Actor AwardWon
2012Any Day NowSeattle International Film FestivalBest Actor AwardWon
2013Any Day NowDorian AwardFilm Performance of the YearNominated
2013Any Day NowGaybie AwardBest Actor in a Gay Themed MovieNominated
2013N/ABailey HouseArts & Legacy AwardWon
2013Macbeth on BroadwayDrama League AwardsDistinguished Performance AwardNominated
2013Macbeth on BroadwayUnited SoloUAwardNominated
2013Macbeth on Audience ChoiceFavorite Actor in a PlayWon
2014Arthur: Show OffEmmy AwardOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramNominated
2014Cabaret on BroadwayDrama League AwardsDistinguished Performance AwardNominated
2015The Good WifeGolden Globe AwardBest Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated


Works or publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g King, Larry (27 October 2014). "Alan Cumming" (Video interview). Larry King Now. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Watt, Richard (8 January 2013). "High school reunion for film star Alan Cumming". The Courier. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Black, Claire (8 November 2014). "Alan Cumming on dealing with his past". The Scotsman. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Higginbotham, Adam (16 February 2003). "Cumming out on top". The Observer. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alan Cumming Biography (1965–)". Film Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Aitkenhead, Decca (14 November 2014). "Alan Cumming: ‘I never felt I’d achieved enough because I was always told I was nothing’". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Simon, Scott (11 October 2014). "Actor Alan Cumming Is Not His 'Father's Son'". NPR, Weekend Edition Saturday. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Alan Cumming". Barnes & Noble. 18 January 2002. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael (23 March 2010). "Exclusive: 'Good Wife' promotes Alan Cumming to series regular". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Olivier Winners 1991". Olivier Awards. The Society of London Theatre. 
  11. ^ "Alan Cumming wins Olivier Award 1991". Vimeo. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Alan Cumming – Won". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Alan Cumming – Details". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  14. ^ Isherwood, Charles (21 April 2013). "One Mad Power Grab, Many Dramatic Roles". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe. "'Macbeth' with Alan Cumming: Theater review". New York Daily News. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Macbeth, Starring Tony Award Winner Alan Cumming, Ends Broadway Run July 14". Playbill. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Cumming, Alan (2002). Tommy's Tale : A Novel. Regan Books. ISBN 978-0060394448. 
  18. ^ Cumming, Alan (2004). "Five Minutes With the President". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "Alan Cumming Photography | Fine Art Photography". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  21. ^ Grow, Kory (29 October 2013). "Thirty Seconds to Mars Recruit Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan for 'Angels'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
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  23. ^ McQuaid, Peter (28 September 1999). "The artful swinger – bisexual actor Alan Cumming – Brief Article – Interview". The Advocate: 59–62. 
  24. ^ Finn, Natalie (8 January 2007). "Alan Cumming Groomed for Marriage". E!. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  25. ^ Kinser, Jeremy (9 January 2012). "Alan Cumming Remarries Husband in New York". The Advocate. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  26. ^ Walsh, Jeff (23 November 2007). "Alan Cumming: Interview". Oasis Journals. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  27. ^ "Exclusive! Alan Cumming opens right up". 31 August 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  28. ^ Mattin, David (18 July 2006). "Odd man out: Alan Cumming". The Times (London). 
  29. ^ MacDonald, Stuart (18 April 2010). "Atheist actor Alan Cumming 'dumped by Kirk'". The Sunday Times (London). 
  30. ^ "Video: Scottish campaign for equal marriage launches ‘It’s Time’ celebrity video campaign". Pink News. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  31. ^ Dalton, John (11 June 2007). "Film Star Wants the Foreskin to be with you". NORM-UK. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. 
  32. ^ "X-Man Nixes Circs". 11 June 2007. 
  33. ^ Gans, Andrew (25 March 2005). "GLAAD Media Awards to Honor Billy Crystal and Alan Cumming". Playbill. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  34. ^ "Queen's birthday honours list: Diplomatic service and overseas list". London. 13 June 2009. Actor, Producer and Presenter. For serv film, theatre and the arts and to activism for equal rights for the gay and lesbian commty 
  35. ^ "Bi OBE". Bi Media. 25 November 2009. He was honoured for services to film, theatre and the arts – and for his work as a bisexual, lesbian and gay rights campaigner. "I have a voice because of my work. I'm loud and I speak my mind," he said. 
  36. ^ "To be Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:". The London Gazette (59090). 13 June 2009. p. B24. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  37. ^ Cumming, Alan (7 November 2008). "I bought a blue car today!". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  38. ^ Ross, Peter (1 November 2008). "Alan Cumming interview: seen the future, got the t-shirt". The Scotsman. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  39. ^ Pashman, Heidi (13 January 2013). "25 Sexiest Vegan and Vegetarian Celebrities". Shape. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

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