Alan Cumming Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th September 2015

Quote: "My next book is a book of photos I've taken and stories about them! Rizzoli are publishing it next year." Scottish actor Alan Cumming is set to show off his photography skills in a picture book.


3rd July 2015

Tweet: "Epic fail @VirginAtlantic ! Despite your assurances my luggage hasn't arrived as promised and you've no record of a delivery being arranged." Actor Alan Cumming is not happy after airline staff lost his luggage on a flight across the Atlantic.


27th March 2015

Quote: "It's sort of like the end of an era for me, in a way, because I've played this role three times - in London and on Broadway 16 years ago and then now, so I've done it in my 20s, my 30s, my 40s, and now, spoiler alert, my 50s. I just turned 50... I'll never do it again." Actor Alan Cumming will never play CABARET's emcee again after the musical ends in New York on Sunday (29Mar15).


30th January 2015

Quote: "It was scary... I thought I was gonna die... Just the physicalness of it was so huge, I thought I might die." Actor Alan Cumming was pushed to his limits during his one-man Broadway production of MACbeth in 2013.


20th January 2015

Fact: Alan Cumming and Emma Stone's Cabaret charity calendar has raised more than $215,000 (£134,375) for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids organisation. The Good Wife star stripped off for the 2015 calendar based around his Broadway musical Cabaret, while his co-star Stone chose to remain fully-clothed.


24th October 2014

Quote: "We met at a party about 16 years ago... and we just stayed friends. She is really one of the kindest, most loyal, loving, tender, funny girls I've ever known. I think she's one of my best friends. She's been at my wedding, she knows my family. She's lovely." Actor Alan Cumming on his unlikely friendship with former White House intern-turned-socialite Monica Lewinsky.


21st October 2014

Quote: "On matinee days I make soup in a crock-pot for all the cast; I'm such an old granny-slash-dirty old man." Actor Alan Cumming likes to treat his Cabaret castmates to a healthy meal while performing on Broadway.


26th September 2014

Fact: Scottish actor Alan Cumming has stripped nude to pose for a 2015 charity calendar benefiting the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids organisation. Emma Stone, who will join Cumming in Broadway's Cabaret revival in November (14), has also posed for photographer Rob Klein, although she decided to do the shoot fully clothed, reports the New York Post.


7th September 2014

Tweet: "RIP Joan. Once I was at the gym and Fashion Police came on Joan said the outfit I had worn to the Emmys a few days earlier looked like I had shat myself. I nearly fell off the elliptical machine with laughter. #joanriverschallenge". Scottish actor Alan Cumming recalls a fond memory of late pal Joan Rivers after attending her memorial service in New York on Sunday (07Sep14).


27th June 2014

Tweet: "Our @Cabaret_Musical Stage Manager last night at intermission: This is your places call and Shia Leboeuf (sic) has left the building in handcuffs." Cabaret star Alan Cumming reveals the cast of the Broadway show were told of Shia LaBeouf's arrest during the interval. The Transformers star was detained amid allegations he was disrupting the show during the first act.


11th April 2014

Fact: Actor Alan Cumming and the cast of Cabaret wowed the U.S. Tv audience on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (10Apr14) with a performance of Wilkommen. Cumming is currently starring in the classic stage show on Broadway.


8th October 2013

Fact: Broadway veterans Linda Emond and Danny Burstein will be joining actors Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams in an upcoming New York revival of Cabaret. Previews for the musical will begin in March (14).


26th June 2013

Tweet: "Contrary to some rumors I've been hearing, I'll only be doing 17 more MACbethBroadway perfs Ever!! No London, La, Japan or tours. For realz (sic)." Actor Alan Cumming dismisses gossip he is planning to tour his Broadway production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth


11th June 2013

Tweet: "A wheaten terrier just bit me in an elevator". Actor Alan Cumming suffers a dog bite on his hand.


20th May 2013

Tweet: "I just worked the @MACbethBroadway box office for the rush tix. Thanks to all who braved the rain. Now you must brave the thane!" Scottish actor Alan Cumming personally sells tickets to theatre-goers for his one-man performance of Macbeth on Broadway on Sunday (19May13).


6th December 2012

Tweet: "Hey everyone, I am not on Facebook. The person who is pretending to be me should go stand in the corner and get no pocket money for a month." Scottish actor Alan Cumming warns fans about an online impostor.


6th November 2012

Tweet: "I'm a joint citizen of the U.K. & U.S. I became the latter so that today I could vote for Obama in the general election!" Scottish actor Alan Cumming realised his dream of voting in the American election on Tuesday (06Nov12) after becoming a U.S. citizen in 2008.


6th April 2012

Fact: Scottish actor Alan Cumming has put his fine art photos on display in Hollywood. The X2 star held a private viewing for the show on Thursday (05Apr12) with guests including comedian Neil Patrick Harris and singer Lance Bass.


29th March 2012

Quote: "I actually have two fragrances, but I don't really do much with them. The only thing I have done recently is to call them and ask where the cheques were." Actor Alan Cumming admits he isn't very involved with his scents, Cumming and 2nd Cumming.


5th March 2012

Tweet: "I seem to have banged my head at some point last evening. I thought the throbbing was a hangover but it seems not." Actor Alan Cumming is nursing pain in his head after a night out on Saturday (03Mar12).


26th October 2011

Tweet: "I had to unfollow Justin Bieber. He was too chatty. Okay okay, Mistletoe is coming out soon. Shut up about it." Scottish actor Alan Cumming is fed up with the pop sensation's self-promotion on Twitter.com.


25th January 2011

Quote: "Oh no, those things aren't much fun. But when I did once go, I got pushed out of the way twice, in one weekend, by Diana Ross. Literally, her hair went into my face. And one of those times, she was pushing me out of the way to get to the dancefloor to dance to one of her own songs. Isn't that just the best?" Alan Cumming vowed never to return to the Academy Awards after several run-ins with legendary diva DIANA ROSS and her mass of hair.


2nd November 2010

Quote: "I hate that people assume that being famous means you're an a**hole; that you'll be rude to bar staff, waiters and anyone (further) down the totem pole than you... That you will demand loads of expensive booze, clothes, and drugs, and not expect to pay for it." Actor Alan Cumming hates the stereotype of stars.


15th July 2010

Fact: Scottish star Alan Cumming is set to play a cross-dresser in a new U.K. TV drama. The actor will star as a transvestite who takes in a young girl in The Runaway, which will air next year (11).


7th April 2010

Fact: Stars including Mike Myers, Joan Jett and Alan Cumming took to the runway in New York on Monday night (05Apr10) to don kilts as part of Sean Connery's annual charity fashion show. The event raised money for good causes including the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Erskine Hospital of Scotland.


18th September 2009

Quote: "They (The U.S. government) ask you these questions (like), 'Are you or have you ever been a prostitute?' And I said, 'Well, not literally. But I've been in a few films that have made me feel like one.'" Scottish-born actor and Cabaret star Alan Cumming on becoming an American citizen.


17th September 2009

Quote: "You do this test to become a citizen. It's a naturalisation test, which is kind of crazy, because it seems like when you become an American, you're natural - and anyone else is unnatural. It explains our world view." Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming on becoming an American.


16th September 2009

Quote: "I've got to go to Buckingham Palace and get it. My mum is so excited... It's kind of weird because you have to try and fit in with the Queen's schedule, and we're both terribly busy people." Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming is trying to find the time to accept his OBE (Order of the British Empire) honour from Queen Elizabeth II.


28th August 2009

Quote: "I didn't know the Queen was such a friend of gays." Actor and gay rights campaigner Alan Cumming on receiving his Order of the British Empire (OBE) from British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.


16th May 2009

Fact: Scottish actor Alan Cumming is in talks to take over Willem Dafoe's role as the GREEN GOBLIN in the upcoming SPIDER-MAN Broadway musical. Dafoe played the part on the big screen.


14th May 2009

Fact: Doctor Who star David Tennant has landed a job on U.S. TV. The Scottish actor will follow in the footsteps of Laura Linney and Alan Cumming by starring in long-running TV anthology MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY this autumn (09).


20th January 2009

Fact: Actor Alan Cumming presented fellow Scot Ewan McGregor with the 2009 Ray-Ban Visionary Award at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday (18Jan09).


14th January 2009

Quote: "Drag isn't for me, although I do look quite good in a little Prada cocktail dress." Actor Alan Cumming likes to experiment.


14th January 2009

Quote: "I hate clothes shopping. I hate having to take me clothes off without sex involved." Scottish actor Alan Cumming prefers disrobing in the bedroom to shops.


23rd May 2008

Quote: "I've had sex on top of a sideboard in the Chateau Marmont. And on a grand piano. The best thing was the next day some friends came to my room for drinks and I looked over and there were all these fingerprints on the piano. I didn't say." Scottish actor Alan Cumming utilises all areas of Hollywood's infamous Chateau Marmont hotel for his sexual escapades.


14th December 2007

Fact: Golden Globe nominee Mary-Louise Parker has been named the Entertainer Of The Year in gay magazine Out. Other celebrities honoured on the new Out 100 include singers Beth Ditto, Marc Almond, actor Alan Cumming and filmmaker JOHN WATERS.


26th October 2006

Quote: "I love feeling the air circulate up there. Also, it makes people want to feel up your c**k. There's something about it that lets people think they can do it - it's easy access and a good dare thing." Scottish actor Alan Cumming on wearing no underwear underneath a traditional kilt.


25th April 2006

Quote: "Lesbians are so gorgeous nowadays." Gay actor Alan Cumming on why he likes hanging out in New York's lesbian bars.


10th January 2006

Fact: <p>Gay actor Alan Cumming gets to bed a lesbian in the new season of hit US TV drama THE L WORD. </p>


9th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I finally, at age 40, was sunbathing on Christmas Day (25DEC05). It was a bit hot." Scottish actor Alan Cumming enjoyed his first sunny Christmas in Palm Springs, California. </p>


17th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I think acting's just like being double-jointed. It's just something that you can either do or you can't." Scottish actor Alan Cumming. </p>


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