Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming portrayed Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United.

Significant roles

  • Shelley in Dread Poet's Society (1992)
  • MacNamara in The Airzone Solution (1993)
  • Black Beauty in Black Beauty (1994)
  • Sebastian Flight in The High Life (1995)
  • Boris Grishenko in 007: GoldenEye (1995)
  • Mr. Elton in Emma (1996)
  • Sandy Frink in Romy & Michelle (1997)
  • Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan in Annie (1999)
  • Saturninus in Titus (1999)
  • Gazoo/Mick Jagged in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
  • Jeremy Kinnear in Get Carter (2000)
  • The Devil in God, the Devil and Bob (2000-2001)
  • Sevy in Investigating Sex (2001)
  • Fegan Floop in Spy Kids (2001)
  • Wyatt Frame in Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
  • Joe Therrian in The Anniversary Party (2001)
  • Daryl Zero in Zero Effect (2002)
  • Fegan Floop in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
  • Mr. Folair in Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
  • Fegan Floop in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
  • Mark in The Goodbye Girl (2004)
  • Persnkitty in Garfield (2004)
  • Bruno the Bear in Shoebox Zoo (2004)
  • Loki in Son of the Mask (2005)
  • Billie Blaikie in The L Word (2006)
  • Gordy in Gray Matters (2006)
  • Glitch in Tin Man (2007)
  • Chuck in Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (2007-2009)
  • Hitler in Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
  • Sebastian in The Tempest (2010)
  • Eli Gold in The Good Wife (2010)
  • Desrae in The Runaway (2011)
  • Gutsy Smurf in The Smurfs (2011)


  • "I signed for two films, so I'm going to. The last I heard is that we're starting on the 20th of June, but they don't have a script or a director yet so that may be pushed a little bit. But they have to release it in May of 2006 for some reason so it's gonna be shot in the summer."
  • "And it's one of these things, I kind of just want to know I'm going to do it cause it affects your whole life. You can do other things cause you know that it's a large amount of time; I'm going to a show on Broadway which I moved to January of next year just to make sure I finished X-Men. Every film you do you have to tell them just in case they're going to get it together really fast. You're under some options; it's quite weird."
  • "No. I'm not disappointed; I cannot deny that. I think he's really talented and I'm very proud of the film and I think it's a great film. I didn't enjoy working with him on the film."
  • "I have this brilliant idea: I want some kind of fabulous, crazy, terrible thing-some terrible accident happens to Nightcrawler and his face turns white."
  • "I haven’t gotten the call. Someone told me that Nightcrawler doesn’t appear in the story but I don’t know, I think they would have called by now. It was funny that film because I really like it and everyone really responded to Nightcrawler and enough time has elapsed that I would like to go back to it. Although then when I did that film it was sort of the start of this spate of superhero and comic books made into films so it felt a little more special then it does now. X2 was a really great film, not just as a comic book film. I think it’s one of the films I’d been in that I think of as really good."
  • "No, they haven’t asked me to return. Someone asked me that the other day and I said no. I know the one that’s coming up shoots this Spring, but I wouldn’t be available anyways. I dont think they have. I was gonna meet my manager for dinner later, I was gonna ask him, but no, I’m sure they would’ve told me, had they approached."
  • "There was a time when it was maybe going to happen, but I wasn't available so it didn't happen. I really loved that film I was in, don't get me wrong, I thought it was a great film, but it wasn't my favourite experience of my life."