Alec Newan is a Scottish born actor that has maintained a presence in both the U.S. and UK primarily in television, but he has had roles in movies as well.
Alec Newman is a Scottish stage, television and film actor. He was born in Glasgow on 27 November 1974. Prior to joining the National Youth Theatre in London at age 17, he considered becoming a professional footballer. He trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He has appeared in film and television roles both in the UK and the US and maintained a presence on the British stage. Newman starred as Paul Atreides in the Sci Fi Channel 2000 miniseries adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune and reprised the role in its 2003 sequel, Children of Dune. Newman has had guest appearances on U.S. television series Angel, Star Trek: Enterprise and Tru Calling. He also guested on the British spy drama Spooks and played the Rebus-inspired Jim Buchan in BBC 4's Reichenbach Falls. He took the title role of 'Victor Frankenstein' in the 2004 Frankenstein US TV miniseries, opposite Donald Sutherland and William Hurt.
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