Alex Jennings

Alex Jenning trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, after graduating from Warwick University.

At the National: HansardCocktail Sticks and Hymn (as Alan Bennett in both), Collaborators (as Mikhail Bulgakov), The Habit of Art, Present Laughter (as Garry Essendine), Stuff Happens (as George W Bush), His Girl Friday (as Walter Burns), The Winter’s Tale, The Relapse, Albert Speer (title role) and My Fair Lady (as Henry Higgins).

In London's West End: Too Clever by HalfThe LiarThe Wild DuckThe Importance of Being Earnest and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (as Willy Wonka).

Other theatre includes: roles including Richard II, Oberon, Benedick, Peer Gynt and Hamlet (also in the US) for the RSC; Candide at the English National Opera; My Fair Lady (as Henry Higgins) at Théatre du Chatelet and Sydney Opera House; The Light in the Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall.

 Recitals include: concerts with Lucy Parham, Charles Owen, Rachel Podger, Fretwork, the Heath Quartet, the Carducci Quartet and Lestyn Davies.

Small AxeFour Weddings and a FuneralGold DiggerUnforgottenA Very English ScandalThe CrownVictoriaThe HalcyonLucky ManChurchill’s SecretFoyle’s WarSilkCastles in the Sky, Being HumanLewisWhitechapelMarpleHancock and JoanCranfordThe State WithinSpooksRiot at the Rite, PoirotBad BloodAshendenHard TimesInspector Morse and Smiley’s People.

DenialThe Lady in the VanBelleBabelThe QueenJoseph and his Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe Four FeathersThe Wings of the DoveA Midsummer Night’s Dream and War Requiem.

The Relapse (Evening Standard Award for Best Actor)

My Fair Lady (Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical).

Peer Gynt (Olivier Award for Best Actor)

Hamlet (Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor)

Too Clever by Half (Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance; London Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Actor)

Unforgotten (BAFTA Award nomination)

(Published July 2019)