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Kyle MacLachlan

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Kyle MacLachlan is an actor who has brought indelible charm and a quirky sophistication to some of film and television's most memorable roles. He plays Dr Orson Hodge, Bree's (Marcia Cross) husband.

He is perhaps best known for his performance as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch's ground breaking series, Twin Peaks, for which he received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. He also starred for two seasons on the highly successful comedy series, Sex and the City, as Charlotte's ideal man, Dr Trey MacDougal.

In the Fall of 2003, MacLachlan made his Broadway debut as Aston in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, starring with Patrick Stewart and Aidan Gillen.

MacLachlan made his London stage debut in the Fall of 2002 in On An Average Day on the West End, starring with Woody Harrelson.

The story revolves around troubled brothers who reunite with explosive consequences. The play returned MacLachlan to his theatre roots after a 14-year absence.

MacLachlan made his feature film debut in the futuristic drama Dune, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by his second collaboration with Lynch in Blue Velvet.

He starred alongside Ethan Hawke in Hamlet (2000), directed by Michael Almeryeda, with MacLachlan portraying Claudius, Hamlet's stepfather, in a cast that included Bill Murray, Julia Stiles and Sam Shepard.

MacLachlan was also featured in Mike Figgis' experimental Timecode, which was the first film of its kind - shot with four digital cameras simultaneously in one continuous 93-minute take - and worked with Figgis again in One Night Stand, with Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey, Jr.

He portrayed legendary keyboardist Ray Manzarek in The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan, and starred as Josef K in Kafka's The Trial, adapted by Harold Pinter and featuring Anthony Hopkins.

Other work includes The Trigger Effect, The Flintstones, Showgirls, Against the Wall and Rich in Love.

MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic hit series, Tales from the Crypt.