Alec Newman
Alec Newman
Portrays Leon Tell
Born Mark Newman
November 27, 1974
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Gender Male
Occupation Actor
Years Active 1991–present
Hair Dark Brown

Alec Newman is a Scottish actor who portrays Leon Tell in FX's The Bastard Executioner.


Alec Newman was born in Glasgow on the 27th of November 1974. Raised both in Scotland and England he joined the National Youth theater at 17 after injury ruled out a career in soccer. There he played various roles most notably Iago in Shakespeare's Othello, opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor. Upon finishing his training both at the NYT and then at LAMDA, Newman went straight to work both on television and in the theater, appearing in the obligatory Scots cop show "Taggart" and playing leading roles at Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum.

Playing guest leads in several of Britain's leading network shows led Newman to his debut feature G:MT Greenwich Mean Time, where he won critical acclaim for his performance. He landed the role of Paul Atreides in the SciFI channel mini series "Frank Herberts Dune" which exposed him to the US audience for the first time. Appearances on US shows such as "Angel", "Tru Calling" and "Star Trek: Enterprise" would follow.

Selected FilmographyEdit

  • A Lonely Place to Die
  • The Principles of Lust
  • Frankenstein
  • The Gene Generation
  • Long Time Dead
  • Constellation
  • Waterloo Road
  • The Death of Klinghoffer


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot, Part 1" "Pilot, Part 2" "Effigy / Delw" "A Hunger / Newyn" "Piss Profit / Proffidwyr Troeth"
"Thorns / Drain" "Behold the Lamb / Gweled yr Oen" "Broken Things / Pethau Toredig" "The Bernadette Maneuver / Cynllwyn Bernadette" "Blood and Quiescence / Crau a Chwsg"

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