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Alex as the Duke of Windsor

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lehmann Brothers

The BBC have announced a new drama for the autumn called "The Last Days Of Lehman Brothers" about the collapse of Lehmann Brothers. Alex is mentioned as a member of the cast, and the one hour drama will be transmitted some time in the autumn on BBC Two.

Thanks again to Penny!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

NT Platform in December

The National Theatre announced the NT Platform "In conversation with Alex Jennings" today: "Alex Jennings, company member in The Habit of Art, chats informally about his career and answers your questions."

The platform will be chaired by Al Senter, will take place on 8 December 2009 at 3 p.m and will last about an hour.

For tickets see: NT Platforms

Dates for "The Habit of Art"

The National Theatre has announced dates for "The Habit of Art". Previews start november 5, dates for November, December and January are up on the website.

The NT live broadcast to cinemas around the world is now set for 22 April 2010.

See National Theatre

The Guardian has the best announcement so far:

"Two of Britain's greatest living stage actors, Michael Gambon and Alex Jennings, will take the lead roles this autumn in Alan Bennett's new play The Habit of Art, the National Theatre announced today.

Gambon returns to the National for the first time in four years and will play the poet WH Auden in an imagined meeting with his former artistic collaborator Benjamin Britten, to be played by Jennings.

The words "much-anticipated" are artistic cliches, but in Bennett's case they ring true. There is genuine excitement about his new play – his first since The History Boys became such a global success, on stage and screen, in 2004.

The National today said The Habit of Art would be "as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music", and that it will look at "the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography". Directed by Nicholas Hytner will be a cast including Frances de la Tour, Adrian Scarborough, John Heffernan, Stephen Wight and Elliot Levey."

For full article see: Guardian