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Alex Jennings

 
Bio:
Theatre National Theatre: Collaborators, Benjamin Britten in The Habit of Art, Garry Essendine in Present Laughter, Subtle in The Alchemist, George Bush in Stuff Happens, Walter Burns in His Girl Friday, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Lord Foppington in The Relapse, for which two roles he won ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Theatre National Theatre: Collaborators, Benjamin Britten in The Habit of Art, Garry Essendine in Present Laughter, Subtle in The Alchemist, George Bush in Stuff Happens, Walter Burns in His Girl Friday, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Lord Foppington in The Relapse, for which two roles he won ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production, 2022
David Highland
  [Chicago]
Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2019
Signor Naccarelli
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2019
Robin Hesketh
  [West End]
London Premiere at Royal Festival Hall, 2019
Signor Naccarelli
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2001
Professor Henry Higgins [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Oberon
Theseus
  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Production, 2022
David Highland

  [Chicago]
Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2019
Signor Naccarelli

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2019
Robin Hesketh

  [West End]
London Premiere at Royal Festival Hall, 2019
Signor Naccarelli

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2001
Professor Henry Higgins [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Oberon

Theseus

  [London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer

Alex Jennings Biography

Theatre
National Theatre: Collaborators, Benjamin Britten in The Habit of Art, Garry Essendine in Present Laughter, Subtle in The Alchemist, George Bush in Stuff Happens, Walter Burns in His Girl Friday, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Lord Foppington in The Relapse, for which two roles he won the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Actor in 2001, the title role in Albert Speer, Ghetto, The Recruiting Officer, and Henry Higgins in the National’s production of My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

He is an Associate Actor of the RSC where his work includes Hyde Park, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure, the title role in Richard II, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also on US tour and on Broadway), Much Ado About Nothing, and title roles in Peer Gynt (Olivier Award, Best Actor, 1996) and Hamlet (also in US – Helen Hayes Award, Best Actor, 1998).

Elsewhere, seasons at York, Leeds, Bristol and Chichester

Other theatre includes: The Country Wife, Too Clever by Half (Olivier Award, Best Comedy Performance, London Theatre Critics’ Awards, Best Actor), The Liar, The Wild Duck

TV
Silk, Being Human, Lewis, We’ll Take Manhattan, Whitechapel, On Expenses, Marple, Hancock and Joan, Cranford, Rapunzel, The State Within, Waking The Dead, Spooks, Riot at the Rite, Poirot, A Very Social Secretary, Bad Blood, Ashenden, Hard Times, Inspector Morse, Smiley’s People

Films
Trap for Cinderella, The Queen, Five Children and It, Babel, The Four Feathers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Wings of the Dove, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, War Requiem

He has worked extensively on the radio and recording audio books.

Alex Jennings Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Actor in a Musical or Entertainment
Alex Jennings, My Fair Lady
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Alex JenningsHamlet
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Alex JenningsA Midsummer Nights Dream
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Actor Gold Star
Alex JenningsPeer Gynt
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Comedy Performance of the Year
Alex JenningsThe Liar
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Comedy Performance of the Year Gold Star
Alex JenningsToo Clever By Half

Alex Jennings News

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE SOUTHBURY CHILD at Chichester Festival Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For THE SOUTHBURY CHILD at Chichester Festival Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

Joining Alex Jennings in Stephen Beresford’s The Southbury Child are Holly Atkins, Josh Finan, Jack Greenlees, Hermione Gulliford, Jo Herbert, Phoebe Nicholls, Racheal Ofori and Sarah Twomey.

AMC+ Original Series THIS IS GOING TO HURT Premiere Starring Ben Wishaw Photo AMC+ Original Series THIS IS GOING TO HURT Premiere Starring Ben Wishaw
by Michael Major - Apr 27, 2022

AMC+ today released first-look photos of its upcoming limited series, This Is Going To Hurt, a comedy-drama starring Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal, No Time to Die, London Spy) based on Adam Kay’s award-winning international memoir of the same name. The series was created, written and executive produced by Kay.

JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Comes to The Bridge Theatre in September Photo JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Comes to The Bridge Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Simon Russell Beale will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.  Directed by Nicholas Hytner with set designs by Anna Fleischle and costume designs by Liam Bunster, John Gabriel Borkman will have its first performance on 24 September 2022 with opening night on 29 September 2022 with the run concluding on 26 November 2022. 

Further Casting Announced For THE SOUTHBURY CHILD at Chichester Festival Theatre Photo Further Casting Announced For THE SOUTHBURY CHILD at Chichester Festival Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

Joining the previously announced Alex Jennings in Stephen Beresford's The Southbury Child are Holly Atkins, Josh Finan, Jack Greenlees, Jo Herbert, Phoebe Nicholls, Racheal Ofori and Sarah Twomey. Final casting will be announced shortly.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Casting Update Announced For STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Bridge Photo Casting Update Announced For STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY at The Bridge
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Joining Ralph Fiennes (Robert Moses) in the world premiere of David Hare's Straight Line Crazy are Alisha Bailey (Mariah Heller), Samuel Barnett (Ariel Porter), David Bromley (Stamford Fergus), Al Coppola (Walter McQuade), Siobhán Cullen (Finnuala Connell), Ian Kirkby (Lewis Mumford), Alana Maria (Shirley Hayes), Dani Moseley (Carol Ames), Guy Paul (Henry Vanderbilt), Helen Schlesinger (Jane Jacobs), Mary Stillwaggon Stewart (Nicole Sawyer) and Danny Webb (Governor Al Smith).

Chichester Festival Theatre to Celebrate 60th Anniversary This Season Photo Chichester Festival Theatre to Celebrate 60th Anniversary This Season
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 14, 2021

My Theatre Mates announced that the Chichester Festival Theatre 60th anniversary season is underway. While a full season announcement won't come until February, the first two productions were announced: new plays by Kate Mosse and Alecky Blythe.

THE SOUTHBURY CHILD Will Be Performed at the Bridge Theatre Next Summer Photo THE SOUTHBURY CHILD Will Be Performed at the Bridge Theatre Next Summer
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

Three-time Olivier award-winning Alex Jennings will lead the cast in the world premiere of The Southbury Child, the new play by BAFTA winner Stephen Beresford.  Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the production will play at the Bridge Theatre next summer following an opening run at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Cast For BEGINNING Photo Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Cast For BEGINNING
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021

This will be the second play of David Eldridge’s produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, with 2019’s homecoming revival of In Basildon playing to national critical acclaim.

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Tuesday, August 10, 2021
by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2021

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 10, 2021!

Alex Jennings Videos

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN  VideoEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron In THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at London's Royal Festival Hall
by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the romantic musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, making its long-awaited London debut at the Royal Festival Hallon through 5th July 2019. Check out the video!

STAGE TUBE: Julie Andrews Directs MY FAIR LADY - First Footage
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2016

Here's a chance to finally see some of Sydney's new production of My Fair Lady, directed by none other than the iconic Julie Andrews.

VIDEO: First Look - Jenna Coleman Stars in Upcoming ITV Drama VICTORIA
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 29, 2016

The epic new drama series VICTORIA is coming this year to ITV, starring Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell and Tom Hughes. Check out the first teaser trailer below!


Alex Jennings Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alex Jennings next theatre project?
Alex Jennings's next show will be The Southbury Child which opens on 7/1/2022 on West End.

How many Broadway shows has Alex Jennings been in?
Alex Jennings has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Alex Jennings been in?
Alex Jennings has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Alex Jennings's first West End show?
Alex Jennings's first West End show was My Fair Lady which opened in 2001

What awards has Alex Jennings been nominated for?
Best Actor in a Musical or Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for My Fair Lady , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hamlet , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Midsummer Nights Dream , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Peer Gynt Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for The Liar and Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Too Clever By Half .

What awards has Alex Jennings won?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hamlet Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Peer Gyntand Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Too Clever By Half.