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
Monday, 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.