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#Actor Alex Jennings portrayed #composer Frédéric #Chopin @StJohnsSmithSq Sunday on break from playing #WillyWonka in @CharlieChoc_UK ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ is now on stage in the West End #London. Alex infamously played on screen Prince Charles in #TheQueen for @miramax and has won many @olivierawards including the #LaurenceOlivier Theatre Award Best Actor in a Musical for his 2002 for performance in "My Fair Lady" He performs often with @LucyParham in her #composersInLove series. @playbill @londonist
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Monday, November 24, 2014
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For more information see Lucy Parham's website.
Thanks to Kate!
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
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For tickets and more information see the Queen Elizabeth Hall website.
Thanks again to Kate!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
"I just got back from the Alex Jennings event at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He was in fine form, relaxed and jovial, often with a huge smile on his face, which was lovely to see. He was looking especially handsome today in his normal brown shoes, striped socks, jeans, grey T-shirt and black linen jacket. A very fine sight, indeed.
He was asked questions by an old friend, Paul Clayton for half an hour, then the audience asked questions. We learned about his early career and Alex talked about several of his favourite plays and directors, his time at Warwick University where he met his wife, how he felt about acting in Stratford as opposed to working in London (enjoyed Stratford, but very full on as no escape), whether he would work in the States (he would now that his children are off his hands), his work on television and in movies. I asked him if he would consider doing Professor Harold Hill in the Music Man and he said he'd love to. I commented that he already had a good American accent, and Paul Clayton asked Alex why he had brought his agent with him!
It was really enjoyable. I wish you could have been there! thanks for letting me know about it, Jolande. I think there were about 70 people in the audience, most of them quite young (20's)."
Monday, September 15, 2014
Alex appeared in the live event celebrating Roald Dahl Day this afternoon on the stage of Drury Lane singing "Pure Imagination" with the audience. You can see the show and Alex's performance on Puffin's Virtually Live website. Alex appears after about 29 minutes.
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For booking and more information check: Tristan Bates Theatre.
Thanks to Kate and Uli.
If anyone is going, can you send us a report? And picture, of course!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
For details see Amazon.
Thanks again to Kate!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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After a distinguished a career as a classical actor, it must be lovely to give musical theater another go.
Oh, it is. Working in musicals is something I always dreamed of, and then it happened with My Fair Lady, which was a completely joyful experience. And then came Charlie, which I am aware makes considerable demands on me, but I’m really enjoying it.
You made your public debut as Wonka at the Olivier Awards before you’d started performing the role. Was that daunting?
I made the mistake of looking at it online recently, which was a big error [laughs]. It was completely terrifying. The screen flew out and there I was as Willy Wonka thinking, “I wonder if I could just walk back into the wings now!”
No worries about the glass elevator that flies you and Charlie over the audience?
Not really. I don’t particularly suffer from fear of heights, but I do make sure to hold on very tightly to Charlie’s hands.
You'll be playing two roles—or two versions of the same role—in the film adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van.
I’m guessing that may come off a bit like the twins in The Social Network: Alex Jennings acting with Alex Jennings? [Laughs.] Hopefully, we’ll be filming in the house in north London where the events [in the play] actually happened; Alan is writing to the neighbors as we speak.
You’re no stranger to Dame Maggie Smith, having acted opposite her in The Importance of Being Earnest in 1993.
And I had a wonderful time with her—a really fabulous time. How can you not enjoy being on stage with one of this country’s greatest if not the greatest living actresses? All that is left is to try to live up to the mark and match her, and what’s been wonderful is that the Charlie producers are giving me the necessary time off to do the film before returning and continuing in the part through to next May.
Is your current experience in Charlie making you look around the musical landscape to see what else might possibly appeal?
Not in any sense of being very proactive, since that’s not usually how I go about getting work. But it has given me more confidence in this field, certainly, and I have to say I do love Sondheim and would love to do one of his musicals one day. I wonder whether that could ever happen?
Read the full interview at Broadway.com.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Thanks again to Jen!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Read at The Spectator.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thanks again to Kate!
Saturday, June 07, 2014
For full announcement: official website.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
For more information or tickets check the Festival Website.
Meanwhile, last year Iain McKee posted a picture of the cast after the wrap on Twitter.
Monday, June 02, 2014
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Friday, April 25, 2014
For full details see: BBC Radio 4.
Thanks to Uli!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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