Alan Cumming - Who Do You Think You Are?

Will his journey to Malaysia unravel the mystery surrounding his grandfathers death aged just 35?


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Alan was born on the 27th January 1965 in Perthshire Scotland and has one older brother, Tom. His parents are Mary Darling, a secretary and Alexander Cumming.

Alan grew up in Angus and was educated at Monikie Primary School and then Carnoustie High School. Before becoming an actor Alan was set on a career in veterinary medicine. He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow where he met his wife Hilary Lyon also a student. They later divorced and Alan then married Grant Shaffer in 2006 in a civil partnership.

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Alan is a well known writer, producer, director and actor with roles in X2: X-Men United and the Spy Kids trilogy and was awarded an OBE for his services to the arts, theatre & film and activism for LGBT rights.

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The show will follow Alan's maternal grandfather T Darling who served during WW2 and Malayan Emergency. Will his journey to Malaysia unravel the mystery surrounding his grandfathers death aged just 35?

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