Sun. May 19th, 2024
Doctor Who alum Alex Kingston had a brief and disastrous marriage to actor Ralph Fiennes.

Alex Kingston at 2016 Phoenix Comicon by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S22E07: Alex Kingston and Ralph Fiennes, ft. Francesca Annis

Alex Kingston’s career really took off in the mid-1990s, first portraying Dr. Elizabeth Corday on NBC’s ER, and then in the late 2000s, as River Song, the mysterious friend who knew Doctor Who’s future on the hit BBC series. Spoilers! All of it followed a devastating split from her partner of 12 years, and husband of two years, Ralph Fiennes. While playing Hamlet, Fiennes fell in love with the actress playing Hamlet’s mother Gertrude – launching a decade long relationship that would itself implode amid infidelity allegations.

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Stacie’s Receipts

‘I wouldn’t say I was strong…’ (telegraph.co.uk)

‘Doctor Who is the closest thing to theater on TV’ (standard.co.uk via archive.org)

Fiennes and Francesca split | London Evening Standard

Francesca Annis: Pretty woman (independent.co.uk via archive.org)

Intensive care | Movies | The Guardian

‘I can’t believe I married Ralph’ | London Evening Standard

Francesca Annis interview (telegraph.co.uk via ghostarchive.org)

Ralph and the singer half his lover’s age | London Evening Standard

Ralph Fiennes: I was the victim (dailytelegraph.com.au via archive.org)

Air stewardess: secrets of my five-mile high sex romp with Ralph Fiennes | Daily Mail Online

Ralph Fiennes interview (redonline.co.uk)

Who has Ralph Fiennes dated? A look back at star’s chequered love life (dailymail.co.uk)

Alex Kingston Wants River Song to Team Up With Ncuti Gatwa’s ‘Doctor Who’ (collider.com)

The film’s the thing: Ian McKellen’s new Hamlet shows the screen can outdo the stage (theguardian.com)


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