Alexander Hanson (born 28 April 1961) is a British stage actor who has appeared in numerous plays and musicals in the West End, and recently on Broadway.
Hanson is an alumnus of Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is married to actress Samantha Bond, and has two children with her, Molly and Tom.
He is appearing in the West End production of An Ideal Husband since November 2010, opposite his wife Samantha Bond. He starred in the West End production of A Little Night Music, and also appeared in the transfer of that production to Broadway in 2009-2010.
Hanson starred in the high-profile West End revival of The Sound of Music as Captain Georg Von Trapp. He was brought in to replace Simon Shepherd, who bowed out of the show during previews. Hanson originated the role of Khashoggi in London's We Will Rock You but left the production after seven months.
He also played Captain Macheath in the Royal National Theatre production of The Villain's Opera, Nick Dear and Stephen Warbeck's updating of The Beggars Opera in 2000.
He played Pilate in the 2012 UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's popular musical Jesus Christ Superstar, and reprised the role in the 2013 leg of the tour.
In 2013 he was cast as the title role in Stephen Ward the Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical telling the story of the Profumo scandal.
Marguerite as Otto,
The Sound of Music,
Talking to Terrorists for Out of Joint and Royal Court Theatre,
We Will Rock You (original cast) as Khashoggi,
Enter the Guardsman and Brel,
The Things We Do For Love,
Aspects of Love,
The Villain's Opera,
Troilus and Cressida,
The Merchant of Venice and The London Cuckolds,
Cracked and The Memory of Water,
A Little Night Music,
An Ideal Husband,
Jesus Christ Superstar (The Arena Tour as Pontius Pilate),
Stephen Ward the Musical as Stephen Ward,
Film and television:
Party Animals, The Bill, Kidulthood, The Fugitives, Murder City, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, The Last Detective, Rosemary & Thyme, Heartbeat, Beech is Back, Relic Hunters, Casualty, The Merchant of Venice, The Escort, Unfinished Business, Peak Practice, Doctor Finlay, Poetry Readings, Ffizz, Fellow Traveller, Museums of Madness, The Black Candle, Taking the Floor, Boon, The Chief, Six Characters in Search of an Author as well as Lewis (TV series).