Alex Dower

Alex Dower


Training and Education

Alex has been acting for over thirty years, from playing Ahmal in Ahmal and the Night Visitors at school when he was six, to acting alongside Christina Ricci in the British Horror film, The Gathering. Alex holds a BA Honors degree in Theatre & Sociology from Liverpool Polytechnic and is also a graduate of the Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing London.


Since his debut as Ahmal, Alex has worked at The Royal National Theatre in The Winter's Tale & Oedipus Rex, at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Golden Boy, and the Linbury Studio and Royal Opera House in The Barber of Seville. Other stage work includes Hamlet in Hamlet, Ivanov in Ivanov and Shaggy in Scooby Doo. Alex's TV appearances include Eastenders, Silent Witness, Casualty, Is Harry on the Boat? and Night & Day. Leading up to The Gathering, his film work includes The Adventures of George the Projectionist and Felix Tabasco in Down in the City by Jamie Thraves.

As a specialist role-play actor Alex has worked for London law schools and for Hampshire Social Services. He toured British & Republic of Ireland prisons with Geese Theatre Company for two years, performing improvised shows and running workshops. He has also directed several plays, cabaret shows, short films and commercials, including a sell-out run of Popcorn at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (winning the prestigious Fringe Report 'Director of the Year' award for 2003), Together with IRA prisoners at Port Laois Prison, ROI, and You Mustn't Trifle With Love by Alfred de Musset.

Apart from his acting work Alex has extensive experience in teaching. He has taught English & Science in Egypt on a voluntary basis, speaks basic French and Arabic and, in his capacity of Joint-Head of Acting & Directing at the Academy of the Science of Acting & Directing London, teaches acting to adults in groups and on a one-to-one basis.

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