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Alex as the Duke of Windsor

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 "Rêverie: 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.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Words and Music - The Ear's Delight

Last week Alex was one of the readers on BBC Radio 3's Words and Music with Tamsin Greig. The episode is available for another three weeks on BBC Radio 3.

Thanks to Jen!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


The radio series of Ashenden can be heard again on BBC Radio 4 Extra this week. Starts on 17 August. Times and more information at the BBC website.

Thanks to Jen!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Churchill's Secret

Alex is to play Anthony Eden in ITV's feature length film "Churchill's Secret". Filming starts this month and the film will air next year. Michael Gambon takes the part of Churchill.

For more details see the ITV Press Centre.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

About the Lady and the Van

The Telegraph has posted a short behind the scenes film on their website, The Telegraph - Behind the Scenes. Some nice fragments with Alex and a few words about him from Alan Bennett.

Thanks to Kate!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Wonka Farewell

A picture posted on Twitter of Alex and Jonathan Slinger as Alex finishes his year as Willy Wonka.

Thanks to Uli and Kate!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Otherwise Occupied

Looks like Alex has been keeping busy...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dressing Room Secrets

Alex is one of the actors shown transforming into character in the Daily Mail's "Dressing Room Secrets".

Thanks to Kate!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Charlie Finale

As Alex starts his final week as Willy Wonka the Official London Theatre website has an interview with him on playing Wonka and a few other matters.

The interview is at Official London Theatre.

Thanks to Uli!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lady Trailer

The trailer for "The Lady in the Van" is now available!

With background information at The Telegraph.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Olivier Campaign

The campaign to win the Olivier means more new pictures:

With Zoe Wanamaker

If you haven't seen Alex play Willy Wonka yet but still want to, 2 May will be his last performance!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Exploring the Nile

From tomorrow Alex reads Tim Jeals "Explorers of the Nile" on BBC Radio 4 Extra. There are five episodes all to be broadcast this week. For more information see: BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Thanks to Uli!


Charlie is one of the shows up for the audience award at the Oliviers. If you're in the UK you can vote at Olivier Awards official website.

Alex is in a short promotional video for this which you can find on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Backstage at Charlie

Tristram Kenton has created a photo series backstage at "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" for the Guardian. Some nice pictures of Alex in there!

Full gallery at The Guardian.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

So, Tea Anyone? - Cancelled!

You can attend an in conversation with Alex on 26 February at the Rosewood London. The event includes afternoon tea!

For details and booking see Rosewood London.

This event has unfortunately been cancelled!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Cake, Anyone?

Friday, January 02, 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!