From his humble beginnings in rural Scotland to becoming one of the most respected faces in the industry, Alan Cumming has managed to straddle both the big and small screens, with blockbusters including the likes of X-Men 2 and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion under his belt, alongside TV credits such as Sex and the City, Frasier, and a long time lead role as cunning political consultant Eli Gold in the Emmynominated series The Good Wife. Then there’s his multiple sell-out runs on Broadway, and stints on the bestselling lists for his literary work. It really seems that there’s nothing this bona fide triple threat can’t turn his hand to.
And while he’s had a stellar career spanning three decades, at the age of 56 he’s still got plenty of goals left to kick – most imminently, the debut of his new show Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age at the upcoming Adelaide Cabaret Festival. “I still seem to be able to exist in pretending to not be the age I am … how old am I again?” the Scottish actor asks WHO jokingly. “I’m 56. And I certainly keep waiting to not feel like a horny 22-year-old, but it just hasn’t happened – I haven’t lost that aspect of my personality yet!”
Touted as “a thrilling evening of story and song”, his one-man show will delve into the star’s thoughts and observations on the ageing process. “It’s about the idea of what is appropriate ageing,” he reveals. “It’s really fascinating to me that we’re told how we should behave; that we’re encouraged to remain youthful, to do things to our bodies to make them seem younger – and that this is seen as a positive thing – rather than celebrating the wisdom that comes with age. And unfortunately, this culture of youth is getting worse. My show is about celebrating what you learn from growing older, and the life you have.”
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Designing her stylish life
KAREN GEE DISCUSSES HOW SHE STARTED HER SUCCESSFUL LABEL AND DRESSING ROYALTY
The Murugappan family BRING THEM HOME
AUSSIES ARE CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO RETURN A TAMIL ASYLUM-SEEKING FAMILY TO THEIR QUEENSLAND TOWN
Sophie & Edward A right royal LOVE STORY
AFTER 22 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, THE QUIET ACHIEVERS HAVE BECOME SOME OF THE FIRM’S MOST VALUABLE ASSETS
AT HOME WITH Hilary Duff ‘I love this Mayhem !'
THE ACTRESS AND SINGER GETS CANDID ABOUT CHILD STARDOM, MARRIAGE AND HER NEW FAMILY OF FIVE
CHANNING TATUM'S CHARMING HOME
THE SINGLE STAR SCOOPS UP A STUNNING MID CENTURY FARMHOUSE TO CALL HIS OWN
KANYE & IRINA IT'S ON!
AFTER PUTTING HIS SPLIT WITH EX KIM KARDASHIAN BEHIND HIM, THE RAPPER HAS RECONNECTED WITH HIS LONG-HELD CRUSH
ITALIAN GET AWAY
KATY PERRY AND ORLANDO BLOOM ARE LIVING THE GOOD LIFE DURING THEIR ROMANTIC VENETIAN HOLIDAY
IS KATIE WITH A-ROD?
THE NEWLY SINGLE DAD WAS SPOTTED LEAVING THE ACTRESS’ APARTMENT BLOCK
BRITNEY SPEAKS OUT... AT LAST
AS THE SINGER FINALLY FACES HER DAY IN COURT, HERE’S WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST HER FATHER …
10 Years On ... Bridesmaids Did You Know ?
Watched the film a thousand times? You might be surprised with these fun facts!
CLEANING UP CITY HALL
Baltimore is the second most corrupt federal jurisdiction in the country. Can a city with our history be reformed?
Hims Makes Online Prescriptions Easy—Maybe TOO Easy
The $1.6 billion telehealth startup is about to go public. Is anybody going to rein it in?
BOZO IN DENIAL!
He brands bodies claim ‘rubbish’
Boris denies saying 1,000s of bodies better than lockdown
British PM said ‘let the bodies pile high:’ Daily Mail report; allegation was ‘total, total rubbish;’ former adviser says Johnson was incompetent; UK lawmakers call for PM to publish big pharma lobbying messages
MAKE THE BREAK: STEVE-O'S LIFE LESSONS IN STAYING AHEAD
Renowned master of the long-range solo attack, Steve Cummings set a punishing pace for more than 20 years. Here, he shares his hard-earned fitness wisdom with Rebecca Charlton
Cover-up claims in payment to Cummings' pals
Tory ministers have been accused of covering up a six-figure cash payment to pals of the PM’s adviser Dominic Cummings.
Rebellion brews over Boris aide's lockdown breach
AS many as 39 MPs from within British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s own Conservative Party are in a rebellion mode on Wednesday, demanding the removal of the premier’s top aide, Dominic Cummings, as the row surrounding his 400-kilometre drive at the height of the coronavirus stay-at-home lockdown refuses to die down.
SELFISH & DANGEROUS
Ex-chief constable blasts Cummings for ‘putting people at risk’ Adviser reported to police over ‘potential breach of lockdown’
Powerhouse Cummings Hangs Up His Wheels
Olympian and Tour de France stage winner calls it a day after 15 years, writes James Shrubsall