The Crown

The Crown
Alex as the Duke of Windsor

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


The van has arrived so the filming must be about to start. No lady yet. Or gentleman.

Check: Twitter.

Thanks to Kate!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Don't Be So Dramatic!

... is the name of the podcast that has published the Alex Q&A that took place last week. You can find it at: Stitcher Radio, or you can download the podcast from iTunes.

Thanks to Kate!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alex Event Report

Linda has reported back on the Q&A session today:

"I just got back from the Alex Jennings event at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He was in fine form, relaxed and jovial, often with a huge smile on his face, which was lovely to see. He was looking especially handsome today in his normal brown shoes, striped socks, jeans, grey T-shirt and black linen jacket. A very fine sight, indeed.

He was asked questions by an old friend, Paul Clayton for half an hour, then the audience asked questions. We learned about his early career and Alex talked about several of his favourite plays and directors, his time at Warwick University where he met his wife, how he felt about acting in Stratford as opposed to working in London (enjoyed Stratford, but very full on as no escape), whether he would work in the States (he would now that his children are off his hands), his work on television and in movies. I asked him if he would consider doing Professor Harold Hill in the Music Man and he said he'd love to. I commented that he already had a good American accent, and Paul Clayton asked Alex why he had brought his agent with him!

It was really enjoyable. I wish you could have been there! thanks for letting me know about it, Jolande. I think there were about 70 people in the audience, most of them quite young (20's)."

Thanks Linda!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Roald Dahl Day

Alex appeared in the live event celebrating Roald Dahl Day this afternoon on the stage of Drury Lane singing "Pure Imagination" with the audience. You can see the show and Alex's performance on Puffin's Virtually Live website. Alex appears after about 29 minutes.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

More Castles Background

A longer behind the scenes documentary is now available on the Open University website, with a little more Alex to watch.

See the OU.

Backstage Castles

Getting into work, sitting in the back.

Thank you to Iain McKee, who was in the front.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In Conversation

On 16 September at 1 pm Alex talks off the record to Paul Clayton at the the Grand Salon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The event is free but you do have to book.

For booking and more information check: Tristan Bates Theatre.

Thanks to Kate and Uli.

If anyone is going, can you send us a report? And picture, of course!

Castles in the Sky - Trailers

Two different trailers for the film that will be broadcast on BBC Two this Thursday:

Short version.

Long version.

Thanks again to Kate!