Britain's warrior queen is beautiful and serene, but spirited and strong-willed. As the story begins she is full of pride and love for her people -- especially her two daughters and her jaded warrior husband, Prasutagus. After his death, her daughters are raped in front of her by jeering Roman soldiers and she herself is brutally flogged and humiliated. Her response, as she sets out to reap revenge, earns the unswerving respect of her Iceni warriors.
Alex Kingston grew up outside London, and made her stage debut at the age of five, playing the Angel Gabriel in a nativity play. She landed her first professional role at the age of fifteen on the British television series Grange Hill. Kingston won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then worked in repertory theatres across England before joining the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company.
After appearing as the title character in Masterpiece Theatre's critically acclaimed Moll Flanders ("As good as television gets..." culturevulture.net) in 1996, she joined the cast of NBC's phenomenally successful ER in the role of Dr. Elizabeth Corday. Her feature films include the critically acclaimed Croupier; Essex Boys; and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.
Kingston lives in Los Angeles with her husband Florian Haertel, a German journalist, and their daughter, Salome.