The Crown

The Crown
Hansard, from 22 August at the National Theatre!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Tea with Alex and Some People?

A Very English Scandal - Reviews

The reviews are in!

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

About Peter Bessell

And the BBC guide to the characters is at BBC One.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Old Vic 200

Alex is one of the ambassadors for the Old Vic 200 celebrations. He is in good company, looking at the list on the Old Vic website.

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.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

A Very English Scandal

"A Very English Scandal" will be broadcast by the BBC from 9 pm 20 May , and there will be three episodes. Alex plays the part of Peter Bessell. The series is based on a gay sex scandal involving Jeremy Thorpe, a liberal politician.

The trailer is available now on

More information at BBC Media Centre.