Alexander Doré

Alexander Doré (28 August 1923–16 April 2002) was a British actor, television director and screenwriter perhaps best known for his appearance as the First Spy in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Doré's other screen appearances include At the Stroke of Nine (1957), Tales from Dickens (1958), ITV Television Playhouse (1958), Dixon of Dock Green (1964), Casino Royale (1967), ITV Playhouse (1968), Bright's Boffins (1970), and A Very Peculiar Practice (1986). His credits as a screenwriter include Jungle Street (1961) and The Wind of Change (1961), while his directing credits include Hé... mag ik mijn echtgenote terug? (1975), Boem-Boem (1982) and Privé Voor Twee (1988) for Dutch television. He directed the plays See How They Run at London's Vaudeville Theatre, The Sunday Man at the Morosco Theatre on Broadway in 1964, and the world premiere of We Who Are About To... (with Anton Rodgers) in 1968 at the Hampstead Theatre Club. He married the actress Edna Doré (née Gorring) in 1946 in Pancras, London. Their son, Mike, is currently the landlord of a public house in Sussex..


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