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In September 1982 Alan began a three-year course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He graduated in 1985 with a B.A. (Dramatic Studies) and awards for verse speaking and direction. Before graduating Alan made his professional theater and film debuts in "Macbeth" at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and in Gillies MacKinnon's "Passing Glory". After graduating Alan worked extensively in Scottish theater and television, before moving to London when "Conquest of the South Pole", a play by German playwright Manfred Karge, earned him his first Olivier award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer of 1988.

Alan performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and then the Royal National Theatre, where he starred in "Accidental Death of an Anarchist", which he also adapted with director Tim Supple.

In 1994 he made his first Hollywood film, Circle of Friends, and his performance as the oleaginous Sean Walsh along with those in two films released in quick succession (Emma and GoldenEye) brought him to the attention of American producers, and he appeared in several Hollywood films, such as Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and Buddy. Other films include Julie Taymor's Titus, Urbania, the "Spy Kids" trilogy, Josie and the Pussycats, X2: X-Men United, Nicholas Nickleby, and Son of the Mask.