Alexander was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He obtained the services of an agent when he was 16, while auditioning for a part in British TV series Skins. In a YouTube video uploaded from NylonMagazineTV, Alexander said he dropped out of the Hereford College of Arts to pursue his acting career as parts were offered, stating: "I started acting when I was young; it just sort of happened. I dropped out of school to work around the world, which was amazing. All of a sudden I was an actor. It was never something I'd set my heart on being.
Gay Hollywood: 43 Out and Proud LGBT Stars (Photos)
Secretly Gay Old Hollywood Stars
During the Golden Age of Hollywood in the s, actors and actresses shot to fame—but only if they tailored their images to the demands of the big studios. For LGBT actors, that often meant marrying a person of the opposite sex. The early 20th century represented a unique time for LGBT people in the country. Throughout the Roaring Twenties , men dressed as women and gender non-conformity and queerness weren't as taboo in big cities as they would be years later. These marriages were arranged by Hollywood studios between one or more gay, lesbian or bisexual people in order to hide their sexual orientation from the public. They date back to the early 20th century and carried on past the gay liberation movement of the s.
Cashman was nervous at the thought of the press scrutiny that could follow, but agreed. We were predatory paedophiles. Through his varied, high-profile career and life-changing relationship with his husband, Paul Cottingham an actor and campaigner who died of cancer in , it tells not just the story of his life, but also the battle for LGBT equality in the UK.
She was a little more of a Goody Two-shoes than I am. July 2, — Dec. His eye-popping, often futuristic fashions made a galaxy of stars look more stellar: the cast of the film Beauty and the Beast , the Beatles, Jeanne Moreau, Jackie Kennedy and Lady Gaga.