The Crown

The Crown
Alex as the Duke of Windsor

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Alex is joining the cast of ITV detective drama "Unforgotten". The third series of this drama has just started filming. Alex will be one of four friends, all suspects in the case. The other suspects are Neil Morrissey, Kevin McNally and James Fleet.

More information at or ITV.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Julius Caesar

Alex attended the opening night of The Bridge Theatre's production of Julius Caesar on 30 January. The Bridge posted pictures of the event on Facebook:

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Charity Gala

Alex will appear at the Love Gala charity event at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds for the Every Heart Matters appeal on 25 March. It is to be a gala evening of cabaret, comedy, West End Show routines and celebrity guests. Tickets are available now and include a pre-show reception starting at 6.30pm. There will also be some tickets available for a post-show reception on stage where you will be able to meet the performers.

Here you find tickets for the show.

And here for the reception.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Crown Premiere

Alex was interviewed at the Crown's Leicester Square premiere by HeyUGuys. The video:

Thanks to Uli!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Crown

On 8 December the new series of The Crown becomes available, with Alex appearing again as the Duke of Windsor. The trailer is now available:

Sunday, November 05, 2017


Alex appeared with Lucy Parham and Patricia Hodge in Nocturne, this time in London at St Johns Smith Square.

Doctor Jennings

A full report on Alex receiving his honorary doctorate is at Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Official Companion

Alex reads "The Crown: The Official Companion" (or "The Inside History) by Robert Lacey as a new audiobook.

More information and a clip at Hypable.

According to the review:

"The audio version in particular makes those characters come alive. The audio book is narrated by Alex Jennings, who plays the Duke of Windsor in the Netflix series. His voice is easy to listen to, making the sometimes dense historical text feel manageable. His voices and accents make the stories dance.

I especially love when he reads excerpts from The New York Times. Jennings dons his best American accent — which is very accurate — and puts on an entirely new character for listeners to enjoy."

The full review of the audiobook is also on Hypable.

The book itself is also available now,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Alex has received an Honorary Doctorate from Bristol University at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's Graduation Ceremony at St Mary Redcliffe Church.

Monday, October 09, 2017


Alex returns as Uncle Leopold in the new series of Victoria, playing a more central role in the proceedings.

The Express

A Very English Scandal

Alex is currently filming a series for Amazon-BBC called "A Very English Scandal", about liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe. Alex plays Peter Bessell. Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw play the leading roles.

For more information see Entertainment Weekly.

Or: Variety.

Or: The Telegraph.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ryedale Festival at York Church

Alex is joining the Carducci Quartet for four events at the Ryedale Festival at York Church: The Press.

For more information and to book tickets for the final event this Sunday see the festival's website at Ryedale Festival.

Saturday, July 08, 2017


The recording of "RĂȘverie", the music of Claude Debussy played by Lucy Parham and the story told by Alex, is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon!

For more information, see Lucy Parham's website.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

RSC Image Library

The RSC has made images from its archives available online. This includes pictures of Alex in the 1988 production of "The Taming of the Shrew', and the 1996 production of "Much Ado About Nothing". More pictures are added, so more plays may follow shortly.

To have a look, go to the RSC Image Library.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fahrenheit 451

This week Alex reads the book at bedtime on BBC Radio 4. The book is Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", available on the BBC Player Radio for 30 days after broadcast.

To listen and for more information go to BBC Radio 4.

Thanks to Jen!

Monday, July 03, 2017


Alex played Rachmaninov in Lucy Parham's "Elégie" last Saturday at the Old Granary Studio.

More concerts are planned, for information see Lucy Parham's website.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Essex Women's Institute

Alex spoke at a meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Essex Women's Institute.

“It was great Alex Jennings made an appearance, he spoke at length about his mother and her role in the WI. “Overall, it really was a lovely afternoon to mark a momentous occasion.”

Read the full article at the: Daily Gazette.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Alex has recorded "RĂȘverie", the life of Claude Debussy, with pianist Lucy Parham. Alex narrates. For now the album is only available at Lucy's concerts, it will be officially released soon. For a list of Lucy's concerts see her diary.

The Halcyon

Alex appeared in The Halcyon. More about his character at Radio Times.

A Kind of Marriage

Alex took part in a rehearsed reading of a new play at the Donmar:

Thanks to Kate!

Sons and Daughters of the Soil

Emilia Fox and Alex were the readers on "Sons and Daughter of the Soil", an edition of Words and Music on BBC Radio 3 last week. The episode is available on iPlayer for another three weeks.

Thanks to Jen!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Crown's "Giddy delight"

Good reviews for Alex in "The Crown" again. Yahoo New this time:

"And every word out of the mouth of the former king Edward VIII (Alex Jennings) is a giddy delight."

Full review at Yahoo.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

VSO Christmas

Alex read at the VSO International Christmas Concert at Central Hall Westminster on 8 December.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The Duke

Alex got some very good reviews for his portrayal of the Duke of Windsor in "The Crown".

The Telegraph says he "has a gift for adding an extra dimension to real-life characters, be it Alan Bennett, Anthony Eden or Stephen Spender, and that's very much the case here – his Duke is always far more than an impersonation of the uptight character we’ve all seen in grainy reels of PathĂ© news footage. Jennings held this episode together. Without him, it would have been a hollow examination of protocol and powerplay seen through a distant, dispassionate lens."

Full review at the Telegraph.

And a little more about Alex's appearance in the 5th episode at the Telegraph.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Acting Lessons

Apparently Alex has been taking acting lessons:

Jen's Review

Jen went to see "My Fair Lady" in Sydney and sent this review:

I would like to share some cheery thoughts about My Fair Lady.

This is an elegant production directed by Julie Andrews, who initially played Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. It has splendid production values and strong performances. The cast includes rising star Anna O’Byrne as Eliza and a who’s who of Australian theatre (Reg Livermore, Robyn Nevin, and Tony Llewellyn-Jones).

Alex has superb comic timing as Higgins, a prickly and peculiar character. I thought he brought a lot of laughs with his enunciation, singing and dancing in songs such as “Why Can’t the English?”, “The Rain in Spain” and “A Hymn to Him.” He also really connected with the audience and elicited sympathy in the more serious and reflective song, “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

My Fair Lady recently broke a box office record (most tickets sold for a production at the Sydney Opera House), which would suggest that limited tickets are available until it closes 5th November. If you are able to get to Sydney by then, I would recommend booking a ticket to see Alex in this entertaining and fun show!

Thanks Jen!

War Requiem Poetry

A number of short films of Alex reading First World War poetry at YouTube.

They were taken from the War Requiem website.

Thanks to Kate!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MFL Review

A long and detailed review of My Fair Lady at Limelight Magazine. Good words for Alex!

"Heading the outstanding cast is British actor Alex Jennings, reprising a role that earned him an Olivier Award in 2003. His Higgins has deepened over the years from arrogant tyrant to slightly bewildered, prissy academic. Nowadays we would likely consider this misanthrope ‘on the spectrum’. One of Shaw’s keys is when Mrs Higgins refers to her son and Pickering as a “pretty pair of babies, playing with your live doll” and Jennings captures compellingly the curiously infantilised aspect of the man. As a theatrical technician, he is second to none, every line considered and connected to build and explore a complex human being. His lead-in to I’m an Ordinary Man reveals no railing misogynist but a fellow who has likely been burned somewhere along the line. His panegyric to the poetry of language really does inspire. The points at which we see his growing feelings for Eliza are beautifully plotted, making Jennings' Higgins seductively sympathetic at times. The songs are delivered with confidence and finesse, just on the voice enough to prove he has the notes, while relishing the text in a bravura display of Lerner-esque acerbic patter. When it comes, I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face takes us to a place of considerable pathos and loneliness – just as it should."

Full review at Limelight Magazine.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Alex on Women

Alex talks to the Sydney Morning Herald on all he knows about women...

"There is so much men can learn from women: empathy, sympathy, emotional openness and a lack of bullshit. Women are intuitive and are kinder. Plus, they are less openly competitive - there's not that alpha-male competitiveness going on. In my view, women are better than men."

He talks about his wife, his mother and grandmother, Maggie Smith, Anna O'Byrne, Julie Andrews, Helen Mirren and Theresa May.

Sydney Morning Herald

Thanks to Jen!

More Lady Publicity

Alex attended the party after the official opening night along with other cast members.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Sydney Opening Night

"My Fair Lady" has now opened in Sydney.

There is another picture gallery at Broadway World.

The Sydney Morning Herald gives the production four stars and has this to say about Alex:

"Jennings demonstrates complete mastery as Professor Higgins. His diction and clarity is outstanding, his timing impeccable. It seems more Harrison's Higgins than his own, at times, but his crisp energy and charisma lifts the portrayal far above the level of impersonation."

Full review at: Sydney Morning Herald.

And then there was this one at the afterparty:

Alex Jennings (Henry Higgins) #MyFairLady #GalaPremiere #AfterParty #kilt

Een foto die is geplaatst door My Fair Lady Musical (@myfairladyaus) op

Thanks to Kate!


There is a review of Victoria in The Telegraph.

And some background information on the character at the Radio Times.

The third episode was shown on ITV last Sunday. The series continues next week.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Thursday, September 01, 2016

My Fair Lady Press

The first images and videos of the Sydney production were made available today.

Anna O'Byrne, who plays Eliza posted this picture:

📾 Don Arnold @myfairladyaus #myfairlady #elizadoolittle #theraininspain

Een foto die is geplaatst door Anna O'Byrne (@annaobyrne) op

Various tweets with short extracts:

A short article by Ben Neutze was published at the Daily Review.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pickering Talking

Tony Llewellyn-Jones gave in interview about the new production of "My Fair Lady" in Sydney. He plays Colonel Pickering. Lovely picture with the article...

Read the article at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alex Radio

Alex reading "Explorers of the Nile" was just repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra and so is now available on the BBC iPlayer.

Thanks to Jen!

Alex reading Michael Palin's "The Truth" is also back on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Denial Trailer

The trailer for "Denial" is now available. Just one shot of Alex...

Thanks to Kate!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stuff Happens

Alex has been confirmed taking part in a rehearsed reading of "Stuff Happens" at the Lyttelton Theatre. Other readers are Bill Nighy, Adjoa Andoh, Isla Blair, Gunnar Cauthery, Anton Lesser, and Simon Paisley Day. The reading takes place on 6 July to mark the Chilcot Inquiry report.

More information and tickets at National Theatre.

White Sands

Alex reads the book of the week on BBC Radio 4 this week. The book is "White Sands" by Geoff Dyer. The broadcasts can be listened to on the iPlayer.

The omnibus edition will be broadcast on Sunday on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Thanks to Jen!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Sounds like we have a recording to look forward to:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Higgins Interview

Alex talks to Jo Litson about his upcoming appearance at the Sydney Opera House at Scene and Heard.

He is looking forward to this time down under:
“And I’ve never been to Australia before so it’s a big treat,” he adds, saying that his wife, landscape gardener Lesley Moors, will come with him while their two children, now in their 20s, and his “dear, old Dad” will also visit."

Not too sure I agree with all his opinions:

"Now 59, Jennings thinks there will be differences in his portrayal to when he last played the role.

“Since I last did it my singing has grown. When I was doing Willie Wonka I worked with a brilliant singing teacher called Mary King and she has given me confidence and brought on my singing,” he says.

“And I’m older – though I’m not as old as Rex Harrison was when he finished doing it. But there is going to be a bigger age difference between me and Eliza than there was when I last did it so any sense of romance would perhaps be less appropriate.”

Thanks to Uli!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

My Fair Lady Presentation

Alex couldn't attend the cast presentation for "My Fair Lady" in Sydney, but he was there on video:

British actor Alex Jennings is Higgins in #myfairlady couldn't be here in person

Een foto die is geplaatst door Chris Hook (@epicchook) op

Thanks to Kate!

Alan Bates Awards

Alex was one of the judges for the Alan Bates Awards on 5 May. This is him with the other judges:

A video interview is at Youtube:

Thanks to Kate!

Lucy Parham

Lucy Parham posted a picture on Twitter taken backstage with Alex and Harriet Walter at the Campden Literary Fest last weekend:

Thanks to Kate!

Geraint Lewis Collection

Photographer Geraint Lewis has a huge collection of theatrical photos online. Some of Alex in there, from "Present Laughter", "Stuff Happens", "Collaborators" and "The Relapse". Worth taking a look,

Check Geraint Lewis Collection.

The Crown - Trailer

The trailer for "The Crown" is now available through the IMDb:

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Henry Higgins Returns

Alex will play Henry Higgins in a production of "My Fair Lady" in Sydney, Australia from 30 August. Julie Andrews will direct the production.

Information and tickets at show website.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016


The Complete Walk is now available on the BBC for six months. So, you can watch Alex at Elsinore!


There is a link on this page to some of the other films as well.

Thanks to Kate!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dread Poets' Society

If you haven't seen it yet:

With a very dashing Lord Byron!

The Complete Walk

Today is the day of the complete walk, on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Alex was Hamlet on the big screen on the South Bank:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


The Globe have posted a picture of Alex as Hamlet at Elsinore:

The film will be shown this weekend as part of The Complete Walk.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Bristol Old Vic

The Alex Jennings entry on Facebook now shows some pictures of Alex at the Bristol Old Vic school. Just check Alex Jennings.

The Little Walls

The Little Walls by Winston Graham was repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and can be heard on the iPlayer for four weeks.

More information at BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Thanks to Jen and Kate.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

From Page to Screen

Alex talked about "The Lady in the Van" on From Page to Screen and they posted a couple of videos on Youtube:


And a picture on Instagram:

Thanks to Kate!

The Halcyon

Filming has started on a new ITV drama series about a five star hotel at the centre of London society during the Second World War. Alex is named as one of the actors to appear in the series, alongside Steven Mackintosh and Olivia Williams. Other parts are played by Kara Tointon, Matt Ryan, Hermione Corfield and Mark Benton.

The press release is at the ITV Press Centre.

Thanks to Uli and Kate!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


David Oakes seems to like working with Alex:

And a still from "The Crown":

The Complete Walk - Hamlet in Elsinore

Shakespeare's Globe is creating short films of all of Shakespeare's Plays for 23-24 April 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The films will be screened along the South Bank, and in other cities. Alex will play Hamlet, along with Michelle Terry, Nikesh Patel and Ashley Zhangazha, in a short filmed at Elsinore!

Other films feature , amongst many others, Sam West, Jamie Parker, Tom Burke, Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles, James Norton, Jonathan Pryce.

Anyone in London for that weekend?

More information at The Complete Walk.

Thanks again to Kate!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pink Sea Bream

Just leaving this here...

From: The Telegraph.

You can buy the poster, and support the campaign at Fishlove.

Bridport's Film Festival

Alex will make a personal appearance at the Bridport's Film Festival on 2 April at the screening of "The Lady in the Van". There will be a Q&A after the screening.

More information at Bridport's Film Festival website.

Thanks to Kate!

Young Victoria

A tweet about Young Victoria with a picture of Uncle Leopold...

Thanks to Kate!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Stream, River., Sea

The Peter Souter radio play "Stream, River, Sea", starring Alex and Juliet Stevenson, will be broadcast again on BBC Radio 4 Extra, Friday 17 March.

Details at BBC Website.

Thanks to Jen!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Henry Fielding

Alex will take part in a charity event, "Henry Fielding: a Journey", for Coram on 11 April. The event will take place in Middle Temple Hall. The evening forms part of Coram’s 275th anniversary celebrations of the First Admission of a child to the Foundling Hospital in March 1741.

Other cast members are Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miller and John Sessions.

Tickets and information at Coram.

Thanks to Kate!

Churchill's Secret

The new series "Churchill's Secret" starts on ITV on 28 February at 20.00.

More information at the ITV Press Centre.


Thanks to Kate!

RĂȘverie Dates

Alex will appear with pianist Lucy Parham again in RĂȘverie this spring. RĂȘverie is about the life and music of Claude Debussy.

They will be at:

The Brunton Theatre at Musselburgh on 5 March

The Campden Music Festival on 8 May

The Stables in Wavendon on 5 June.

More information about the production and how to book tickets at: Lucy Parham's website.

Lucy Parham sent a tweet about their previous concert in February in Guildford:

Thanks to Kate!

Award Nomination

Alex has been nominated for a an Audie award for his reading of "A God in Ruins"by Kate Atkinson. Winners are to be honoured at the Audie Awards Gala in Chicago on May 11
hosted by award-winning comedian and author, Paula Poundstone.

More information at AudioFile Magazine.

Thanks to Kate!

The Oldie

Alex has attended the "Oldie of the Year Award" ceremony in London. Information about the ceremony at The Oldie.

A couple of pictures of Alex at:
Picture 1
Picture 2

Thanks to Kate!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

London Evening Standard British Film Awards

Alex attended the London Evening British Film Awards on Sunday evening 7 february. He presented Alan Bennett with the special award. Maggie Smith won the award for best actress for her role in "The Lady in the Van".

More information at London Evening Standard.

The pictures are at Getty Images.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Senses and Stage Left

More Alex on the radio this coming week:

Alex plays Frank in the four part drama series "Stage Left" from this Monday on BBC Radio 4. The episode starts at 14.15 and will then be available on BBC iPlayer.

"Senses" started today on BBC Radio 4 Extra. This was first broadcast in 1990. Impressive cast list for this comedy drama in 6 parts: Joan Sims, Charles Gray, Alex Jennings, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Geoffrey Palmer, Lynda Bellingham, Brian Murphy, Rodney Bewes, Liz Fraser, Rory McGrath and Maurice Denham. You can listen here.

Thanks, again, to Uli!

Thursday, January 07, 2016


More information on the new ITV drama "Victoria" is at the ITV Press Centre. Alex plays "Leopold I, King of Belgium and uncle to both Victoria and Albert, who was responsible for arranging their marriage."

The Crown

The trailer for "The Crown" has been released, it looks like Alex plays a good part in this!

Thanks to Kate!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Story of Christmas

From the website of the property and construction industries’ annual Christmas charity event: "The Thirty-Eighth Presentation of The Story of Christmas took place on Wednesday 16 December 2015 at St George’s Hanover Square Mayfair; featuring the Band and Fanfare Trumpeters of the Irish Guards, the Choristers and Layclerks of the Choir of St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle and a glittering cast of celebrated readers who this year included: Robert Bathurst, Mary Berry CBE, Freddie Fox, Ian Hislop, Sir Derek Jacobi CBE, Alex Jennings, Aled Jones MBE, The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, Hattie Morahan, Sophie Raworth and Imogen Stubbs.

Following the service there was a Champagne Reception and live and silent auctions at The Dorchester, Park Lane."

For a full report and pictures see The Story of Christmas.

Thanks again to Kate!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lots of Pictures

Rex Features has a whole series of pictures from an LA screening. Only small pictures on the website, but worth seeing.

And a whole series of press pictures from various events at Getty Images too.

Thanks to Kate!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Lady Conversation

A lovely long interview at the SAG-AFTRA foundation with Alex and Nick.


Thanks to Uli!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Another Lady Interview

Mr Hytner and Mr Jennings talk about ladies and vans at Academy Conversations. Introducing the phrase "doing a big banana"!

Thanks to Kate!

John Heffernan

Alex seems to be influencing the new generation of actors. John Heffernan, interviewed by The Stage, names Alex his biggest influence. John played George/ASM, in "The Habit of Art" at the National in 2009. Alex played Henry and Benjamin Britten.

Lovely interview at The Stage.

Thanks to Jen!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Alex at Christmas

A short Christmas radio piece to be broadcast late at night on Christmas Day. "Love Came Down At Christmas" with Alex reading the beginning of John's Gospel.

Details at BBC.

Thanks to Uli!

More Lady Promotion

A talk at Variety:


Alex looks a little tired posing for teh ICAP Charity Day. Apparently he just got off a plane...

Thanks to Kate!


Alex is said to appear in the Holocaust legal drama "Denial". The screenplay is by David Hare, and he appears with Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Jack Lowden and Harriet Walter. Not much information just yet, This news from

Thanks to Kate!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015


Alex will appear again with pianist Lucy Parham in "RĂȘverie: The life and loves of Claude Debussy". They will be at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford on 13 February next year.

Information and tickets at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Shakespeare and the Law Report

Alex was one of the readers at the "Shakespeare and the Law" event in Middle Temple Hall on 16 November. With Juliet Stevenson, Samuel West and Sheila Hancock he read excerpts from Shakespeare related to the law. On the websites of Peace Brigades International there is a report.

And a lot of pictures at another page on the same website, here.

Thanks again to Jen!

Sunday, December 06, 2015

More Radio!

Alex reading "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" can be heard again on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 05.00 am.

The iPlayer is at BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Thanks to Jen!

And Alex will be playing Arthur Sullivan in a radio series on the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, "A Man of Jollity" later this month. It's on BBC Radio 4 from 21 December. More information on the BBC website.

Thanks to Uli!

Friday, December 04, 2015


It looks like Alex will be on the small screen again soon. He will play the part of Leopold in ITV's "Victoria", a series about the early life of Queen Victoria.

Thanks to Kate!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Evening Standard

Last night Alex attended the Evening Standard Awards at the Old Vic. The pictures, by Richard Young, are at Rex Features.

Lots of other Alex pictures there too!

Thanks to Kate!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Michael Frayn

Alex will appear in a new radio drama series, "Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre". The series starts next week, Friday 27 November, at 11.30 on BBC Radio 4.

For more information see BBC Radio 4.

Thanks to Uli!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Express Interview

"The 58-year-old actor, best known for his stage work and playing Prince Charles in The Queen, unassumingly acts his socks off in much the same way as he has throughout his garlanded but under the radar career; by dissolving effortlessly into his character."

The Express has a longer interview with Alex at Express.

And There's More

A podcast from the Barbican:

Barbican Nic and Alex.

You can also find this podcast on iTunes to download.

Then there is the Huffington Post.

And then BBC Leeds' Andrew Edwards, at 1:23.

And more video at the Belfast Telegraph.

All thanks to Kate!

HMV Interview

A lovely double interview with Nicholas Hytner and Alex on that film...

Thanks Kate!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gaby Roslin

Now! That is Sunday afternoon, 15 November, 3 PM!

Thanks Kate!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Van Promotion

Lots of promotion going on now.

A short interview at Rama's Screen.

Then there is this one, with a rather nice picture, though I'm not sure where the interview is: .

Thanks again to Kate for those two!

And, of course, the interview on "The One Show" last Monday. If you're in the UK it's available on the iPlayer. For non UK, check YouTube.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Alan Bennett

The Guardian has a lovely interview with Alan Bennett on the release of "The Lady in the Van". In it he says about Alex: “My feeling is that probably he’d been doing imitations of me for years and when he did Cocktail Sticks he was simply going public”.

Read the full interview at The Guardian.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The Wrap

A couple of very nice portraits of Alex on the website of The Wrap:


Alex with Nic Hytner.

Thanks to Kate!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Campden Music Festival 2016

Alex will be at the Campden Music Festival on 8 May next year, with Lucy Parham and Harriet Walter, performing "Nocturne - The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin". Information and tickets at Campden Music Festival.

And if you want to get a taste, check this again: .

Thanks again to Kate!


Alex has just done a photoshoot for the Fishlove, a campaign to help protect Marine environments and inhabitants. The picture was taken by Jillian Edelstein and she posted this picture on Instagram.

The picture I posted on Wednesday was from the same shoot!

More about the campaign and other pictures at Fishlove. This gives an idea of the kind of pictures used in the campaign....

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Van Clips

More and more clips are becoming available. This one may also interest Roger Allam fans...

Then there is:

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Van Tweets

Monday, November 02, 2015

Guardian Interview

Alex talks to the Guardian about his role in "The Lady in the Van" and his career. An interesting interview by Stephen Moss at The Guardian. Apparently he wants to do Desert Island Discs and Strictly Come Dancing....

The picture is by Sarah Lee.

Thanks to Kate and Lori!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Lady Premiere

Kate attended the opening night of "The Lady in the Van" and wrote a report on her Alan Bennett blog. On the same blog she has also collected lots of pictures and videos!

Read the report at On the Outskirts of Nowhere in Particular.

Shakespeare and the Law

Alex is named as one of the readers for "Shakespeare and the Law", at the Middle Temple Hall in London on 16 November. Other readers are Juliet Stevenson, Sheila Hancock and Samuel West.

Booking and more information at Golden Giving.

Thanks to Kate!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Crown

Alex plays the Duke of Windsor in a new Netflix drama series currently being filmed in London. Matt Smith and John Lithgow are two of his co-stars.

Full story at Daily Mail.

Thanks to Kate and Alex!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

BFI Pictures

There is a lovely set of pictures of the premiere on the "Lady in the Van" Facebook page:

Burberry It Was

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Press Conference

The press conference in full can be seen on .

Graham Norton

The line up for Alex's appearance on the Graham Norton Show appears to be different to the one mentioned before. It'll be Maggie Smith, Justin Bieber, Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Cindy Crawford. The show will be broadcast on 30 October.

Read the story at Whatsonstage.

Lady Press Conference

Alex at the press conference for the London Film Festival premiere of "The Lady in the Van".

Thanks to Kate!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Lady in the Van London Premiere

The Lady will have her first showing in London tomorrow night at the Odeon Leicester Square as part of the London Film Festival. The showing is officially supported by the Lord Mayor of London.

More information at BFI London Film Festival.

Alex recorded the Graham Norton show as part of the event, with Maggie Smith, Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp. Date of broadcast to be announced.