Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings recently starred in Stephen Beresford’s new play The Southbury Child at the Bridge Theatre in London, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Alex Jennings is an acclaimed British actor, having won three Olivier Awards.

He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is an associate actor at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Alex’s many theatre awards include an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for My Fair Lady, an Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Actor for The Winter’s Tale, a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor for Hamlet, an Olivier Award for Best Actor for Peer Gynt, and an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Comedy and London Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor for Too Clever by Half.

His stage credits include a number of productions at the National including playing Alan Bennett in Untold Stories, Collaborators, Britten in The Habit of Art, Present Laughter, The Alchemist, George Bush in Stuff Happens, His Girl Friday, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, The Relapse and The Winter’s Tale, Albert Speer and Ghetto.

For the RSC his performances include Hamlet (also in New York and Washington), Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (also New York), Measure for Measure, Peer Gynt and Richard II.

Other theatre credits include Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Candide (ENO, Coliseum), The Importance of Being Earnest (Aldwych), The Liar (Old Vic), The Wild Duck (Peter Hall Company), Too Clever by Half and The Country Wife (Manchester Royal Exchange).

His movie work includes Munich: The Edge of War, The Lady in the Van, Belle, The Queen, Babel, Five Children and It, The Four Feathers, The Wings of the Dove, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and War Requiem.

TV credits include The Crown, This is Going to Hurt, Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Very English Scandal, Victoria, Silk, Foyle’s War, Castles in the Sky, Silk, The Lady Vanishes, Lewis, Being Human, Miss Marple, Whitechapel, Hancock and Joan, Cranford, The State Within, Spooks, Poirot, Riot at the Rite, Bad Blood, Hard Times, Ashenden, Inspector Morse and Smiley’s People.


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