28 Mar 2015

Alan Cumming

From Saturday Morning, 10:06 am on 28 March 2015

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Photo: Kevin Garcia.

Alan Cumming, OBE, is best known as an actor for stage and screen, and is a broadcaster, director, designer, producer and musician.

He is currently performing as the MC in Cabaret on Broadway, and continues to appear in the television series The Good Wife.

He recently published a family memoir, Not My Father's Son (Canongate).

Alan Cumming tells Kim Hill about the stunning summer when he uncovered the truth about his maternal grandfather's death in Malaysia after the second world war, and his estranged, abusive father made contact to tell Alan that he wasn't really his father. He also chooses some of his favorite music.

Alan Cumming will visit New Zealand for three sessions at the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival (13-17 May).