The Crown

The Crown
Alex as the Duke of Windsor

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Crown

On 8 December the new series of The Crown becomes available, with Alex appearing again as the Duke of Windsor. The trailer is now available:


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Nocturne

Alex appeared with Lucy Parham and Patricia Hodge in Nocturne, this time in London at St Johns Smith Square.


Doctor Jennings


A full report on Alex receiving his honorary doctorate is at Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Official Companion


Alex reads "The Crown: The Official Companion" (or "The Inside History) by Robert Lacey as a new audiobook.

More information and a clip at Hypable.

According to the review:

"The audio version in particular makes those characters come alive. The audio book is narrated by Alex Jennings, who plays the Duke of Windsor in the Netflix series. His voice is easy to listen to, making the sometimes dense historical text feel manageable. His voices and accents make the stories dance.

I especially love when he reads excerpts from The New York Times. Jennings dons his best American accent — which is very accurate — and puts on an entirely new character for listeners to enjoy."


The full review of the audiobook is also on Hypable.

The book itself is also available now,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Alex has received an Honorary Doctorate from Bristol University at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's Graduation Ceremony at St Mary Redcliffe Church.









Monday, October 09, 2017

Victoria


Alex returns as Uncle Leopold in the new series of Victoria, playing a more central role in the proceedings.

See:
The Express
.

A Very English Scandal

Alex is currently filming a series for Amazon-BBC called "A Very English Scandal", about liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe. Alex plays Peter Bessell. Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw play the leading roles.

For more information see Entertainment Weekly.

Or: Variety.

Or: The Telegraph.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ryedale Festival at York Church

Alex is joining the Carducci Quartet for four events at the Ryedale Festival at York Church: The Press.

For more information and to book tickets for the final event this Sunday see the festival's website at Ryedale Festival.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

RĂȘverie




The recording of "RĂȘverie", the music of Claude Debussy played by Lucy Parham and the story told by Alex, is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon!

For more information, see Lucy Parham's website.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

RSC Image Library

The RSC has made images from its archives available online. This includes pictures of Alex in the 1988 production of "The Taming of the Shrew', and the 1996 production of "Much Ado About Nothing". More pictures are added, so more plays may follow shortly.

To have a look, go to the RSC Image Library.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fahrenheit 451

This week Alex reads the book at bedtime on BBC Radio 4. The book is Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451", available on the BBC Player Radio for 30 days after broadcast.

To listen and for more information go to BBC Radio 4.

Thanks to Jen!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Elégie

Alex played Rachmaninov in Lucy Parham's "Elégie" last Saturday at the Old Granary Studio.



More concerts are planned, for information see Lucy Parham's website.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Essex Women's Institute

Alex spoke at a meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Essex Women's Institute.


“It was great Alex Jennings made an appearance, he spoke at length about his mother and her role in the WI. “Overall, it really was a lovely afternoon to mark a momentous occasion.”

Read the full article at the: Daily Gazette.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

RĂȘverie

Alex has recorded "RĂȘverie", the life of Claude Debussy, with pianist Lucy Parham. Alex narrates. For now the album is only available at Lucy's concerts, it will be officially released soon. For a list of Lucy's concerts see her diary.

The Halcyon


Alex appeared in The Halcyon. More about his character at Radio Times.

A Kind of Marriage

Alex took part in a rehearsed reading of a new play at the Donmar:



Thanks to Kate!

Sons and Daughters of the Soil


Emilia Fox and Alex were the readers on "Sons and Daughter of the Soil", an edition of Words and Music on BBC Radio 3 last week. The episode is available on iPlayer for another three weeks.

Thanks to Jen!