Friday, July 12, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
“This is a real summer treat”— The Light In The Piazza (@LITPMusical) June 27, 2019
👒 @LondonTheatre1 👒
Fall in love with the sumptuous and unforgettable romance of the musical theatre event of the summer at the #RoyalFestivalHall!
Performances MUST END on 5 July - Don’t Miss Out! Tickets from £15: https://t.co/97cGO7Bd8T 🎫 pic.twitter.com/PgWOx6czMY
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Enjoying a brief audience with ...Omg! Only the King of England! Well, the one who abdicated anyway. Bopping the night away with Alex Jennings & Leslie at the #OldVic fund raiser. pic.twitter.com/1mcUYGrhpX— Kathy Lette (@KathyLette) June 23, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron & Alex Jennings bow at the curtain call during the press night performance of "The Light In The Piazza" at The Royal Festival Hall— Getty Images VIP (@GettyVIP) June 19, 2019
More 📸 #TheLightInThePiazza 👉 https://t.co/L128l5jViH#ReneeFleming #DoveCameron #AlexJennings #TheRoyalFestivalHall pic.twitter.com/cyJXz0fknG
Embed from Getty Images
And Alex bought everyone an opening night gift:
More pictures, by Dan Wooller, at WhatsOnStage
Friday, June 14, 2019
It's opening night!— The Light In The Piazza (@LITPMusical) June 14, 2019
Wishing our incredible cast all the best for their first performance of #TheLightInThePiazza, opening at @southbankcentre tonight!
Congratulations to you all, and break a leg! 👒☀️
(Photography - © Dewynters, London) pic.twitter.com/UiF6v0zr2F
Monday, June 10, 2019
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Robert & Clara Schumann travelled to Suffolk today. Beautifully hosted by @theoldgranary & narrated by the magical partnership of @Juliet945600 & #AlexJennings.#BelovedClara #Clara200 pic.twitter.com/jgrx4KAbki— Lucy Parham (@LucyParham) June 9, 2019
The cast of #TheLightInThePiazza are deep in rehearsals and are creating something truly special.— The Light In The Piazza (@LITPMusical) June 6, 2019
The Light In The Piazza plays for only 20 performances from 14 June - 5 July. Book your tickets now at https://t.co/7Xcbcq9ZW8
We can’t wait to welcome you to Florence! 👒☀️ pic.twitter.com/MOY4nluzDb
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Sunday, June 02, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
Thanks to Uli!
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Alex will take the role of Signor Naccarelli the father of dashing Italian lover, Fabrizio, in "The Light In The Piazza" at the Royal Festival Hall in June. There will be only 20 performances starting 14 June.
Article at Playbill.
Tickets and more information at South Bank Centre.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
One of the great treats about my job is meeting colleagues in a variety or persona. Great to be filming with Alex Jennings so wonderful in #Unforgotten now on #FourWeddingsAndAFuneral. A treat (-:) pic.twitter.com/YjEDvSwGgn— Peter Egan (@PeterEgan6) January 22, 2019
Thanks to Kate!
Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, December 31, 2018
On New Year’s Day on @BBCRadio4, reader Alex Jennings transports us to 19th century Sicily in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, a tale of the Risorgimento: the unification of Italy pic.twitter.com/7LTjtSIWRC— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) December 31, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Alex will appear in "Dear Elizabeth" at the Gate Theatre in January/February. The play is based on the letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. The parts will be played by different actors each night, the exact date(s) of Alex appearing have not been published.
More information at: London Theatre
Monday, November 19, 2018
Friday, November 02, 2018
Friday, October 05, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
More at Broadway World.
Friday, September 07, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
The Telegraph has an article on Alex with a great many compliments:
"Lady In The Van director Nicholas Hytner, with whom Jennings has a longtime collaborative relationship, ranks Jennings among the pre-eminent actors of his generation and has hailed him as “a John Gielgud for the 21st century”.
With his greying curls, care-worn features and subversive twinkle, Jennings has a face that lends itself perfectly to period roles. He has also inhabited other real-life figures, including former US president George Bush Nazi architect Albert Speer, Dad’s Army actor John Le Mesurier and composer Benjamin Britten. He has said the key to playing such roles is to act, not impersonate becaue the characters “mustn’t become Spitting Image puppets”."
"Whether it’s on-stage or in supporting screen roles, Alex Jennings has spent more than three decades being consistently brilliant."
I can't quote more, the articles has spoilers of Unforgotten. If you still want to watch that and not know what happens, don't read this now!!
Full article (with Unforgotten spoilers) at The Telegraph.
The exhibition is free, more information at National Theatre website.
Friday, August 17, 2018
"And Friel, who spent two years as a young man studying for the priesthood before an eventual retreat from Catholicism, might have enjoyed the fact that Jennings became surely the first person to have spoken the F-word four times in that parish hall. The actor told me afterwards that he had also committed a mild acting sin; the text specifies that Teddy drinks pale ale while reminiscing and, for the first time, the actor supped real alcohol while acting, an experiment he does not plan to repeat, but which did not diminish his characteristic precision and intelligence."
Full piece on the performance at The Guardian.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Saturday, August 04, 2018
I also liked this one:
"The play that I walked out of at the interval
One I was in. It was Present Laughter at the National and it was before the interval. The safety curtain got stuck, so we never really got going. Everyone went home and the theatre was shut for something like three days."
He can't have been very lucky with this production, when I met him after a performance he had hurt his foot on stage and had to be hurried off..
Friday, August 03, 2018
Thursday, August 02, 2018
A joy to be back @ryedalefestival for a late-night, candle-lit Bach recital complete with poetry readings by the wonderful #AlexJennings The church of St Peter & St Paul in #Pickering makes a perfect setting with its breathtaking Medieval wall paintings. #Yorkshire pic.twitter.com/XWbS2KTsYz— Charles Owen (@owenpiano) July 30, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Somewhere along the line they had an Alan Bennett competition:
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The new series of Unforgotten, featuring Alex as Dr Tim Finch, will be shown from this Sunday, 15 July, on ITV.
Alex describes his character on the BT website.
More on Alex and other cast members at Radio Times
More on the series at Radio Times.
And a longer interview with Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar at Whatsontv
Thursday, July 12, 2018
More information and tickets at the festival website.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
This is MASSIVE: we'd love you to join the (almost) Royal Family for tea. 7 Royals from The Crown, inc Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby, are in for tea and scones with 2 winners. $10 to enter, all donations to @RedNoseDayUSA, open to USA and UK https://t.co/UN2EVrSR9z pic.twitter.com/NQMxlIirdq— emma freud 🔴 (@emmafreud) May 20, 2018
Praise for Alex in the Guardian:
"Alex Jennings, brilliant as a devotee with a shadow on his soul"
"The era’s moves to legalise homosexuality and the European and immigration concerns playing out in the background give the broader moment resonance, but it is the superlative work from Jennings, Whishaw and above all Grant’s tour de force that holds it together, humanises and makes sense of it all. Bravo et encore. Bunnies can and will go to the Baftas, I’m sure."
Full review at The Guardian.
Metro has this interesting one:
"A special mention to Alex Jennings who, while in familiar territory, is unmatched in the art of smarmy delivery."
Read more in: Metro.
The Telegraph also gives the show a good revie:
"The opening scene, featuring symbolically raw and succulent steak tartare, introduced a brace of Liberal MPs slyly at ease with saucy-postcard sexuality. (The other one was Peter Bessell, played with spiffing joie de vivre by Alex Jennings). Theirs was a world in which proud new labels – “gay” – rubbed up against furtive old euphemisms: “musical”, “on the spear side”."
Full review at Telegraph.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
“He was a serial bankrupt, and self-proclaimed promiscuous womaniser, a lot of secretaries I think” says Alex Jennings who plays Peter Bessell in Jeremy Thorpe TV drama— BBC Daily Politics and Sunday Politics (@daily_politics) May 18, 2018
BBC1’s A Very English Scandal (Sunday 9pm) https://t.co/NP6vuY49bF pic.twitter.com/XpVMGyCAYz
And the BBC guide to the characters is at BBC One.
Friday, May 11, 2018
He talked about the Old Vic when talking about his earliest theatre visits when he was interviewed with Nancy Carroll for the NT 50 celebrations. The interview is still available:
He also appeared in "The Liar" at the Old Vic.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The trailer is available now on
More information at BBC Media Centre.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
More information at Radiotimes.com or ITV.
Friday, February 02, 2018
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
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
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Lovely evening at the fab @YvonneArnaud performing #Nocturne with #AlexJennings & #PatriciaHodge. It is always a joy to play there. @Fazioli_Pianos #composerportraits #Chopin pic.twitter.com/rKLLLHaJWC— Lucy Parham (@LucyParham) November 26, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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
Monday, October 09, 2017
For more information see Entertainment Weekly.
Or: The Telegraph.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
To have a look, go to the RSC Image Library.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Monday, July 03, 2017
More concerts are planned, for information see Lucy Parham's website.
Friday, March 31, 2017
“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
Performing rehearsed reading of new play "A Kind of Marriage" at Donmar Warehouse Mon 9th Jan; cast led by Alex Jennings as E.M. Forster— Mark Farrelly (@MarkFarrellyUK) January 2, 2017
Thanks to Kate!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Saturday, November 05, 2016
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 Pathé 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
Featuring @annobyrne, Alex Jennings and Robyn Nevin, Octavia is back to give a behind the scenes look at her groundbreaking acting techniques. #myfairlady #myfairladyaus #julieandrews #acting #musical | Instagram takeover with @zoyfrangos
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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!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
"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 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!
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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:
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Thanks to Kate!
Monday, September 05, 2016
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Anna O'Byrne, who plays Eliza posted this picture:
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Various tweets with short extracts:
A short article by Ben Neutze was published at the Daily Review.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
More information and tickets at National Theatre.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 21, 2016
You can listen to an extract on Soundcloud.
You can order the book at Penguin.
Penguin HQ can be a fun place for a spot of people-watching, and we recently bumped into Alex Jennings in our recording studio, who you might recognise from various films and TV programmes - he played Alan Bennett in the film The Lady in the Van. Alex was in the studio to record the audiobook version of John Guy's ELIZABETH: a history of Elizabeth I as never known before. Handily, it's out today and you can find out more at http://po.st/ListenToElizabeth
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Thanks to Kate!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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Thanks to Kate!