Famous People who have used the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique has been used by people for well over 100 years to improve the quality of their lives. During this time a number of prominent individuals have publicly endorsed the Technique. They include:

  • John Cleese, Actor and Comedian
  • Sir Charles Sherrington (1857 – 1952), Neurophysiologist & Nobel Prize for Medicine 1932
  • Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
  • Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907 – 1988), Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine 1974 (he devoted half of his Nobel acceptance speech to the Alexander Technique – watch it on YouTube here)
  • Alan Rickman, Actor (XX – XX)
  • Lynne Redgrave, Actor
  • George Bernard Shaw (XX – XX), Nobel Prize for Literature 1925.
  • Juliette Binoche, Actor
  • Sir Stafford Cripps (XX – XX), Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Aldous Huxley (XX – XX) Writer

There are many more famous people who have used the Alexander Technique including Paul McCartney, Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Yehudi Menuhin, Sting, Paul Newman, Michael Caine, Jamie-Lee Curtis.