Alex Jennings Biography (1957-)

Born May 10, 1957, in Essex, England (some sources say Upminster, England); son of Michael Thomas and Peggy Patricia (maiden name, Mahoney) Jennings; companion of Lesley Moors, beginning c. 1990; children: Ralph, Georgia. Addresses: Agent: ICM, Oxford House, 76 Oxford St., London W1D 1BS, England.

Birth Details
May 10, 1957
Essex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, Her Majesty's Theater, 1985
  • Lucio, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1987-1988
  • The Country Wife, Royal Exchange Manchester, 1988
  • Gloumov, Too Clever by Half, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1988
  • Kittel, Ghetto, Royal National Theatre, London, 1989
  • Hjalmar Ekdal, The Wild Duck, Peter Hall Company, 1990
  • Dorante, The Liar, Old Vic Theatre, 1990
  • Title role, Richard II, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1990
  • Captain Plume, Recruiting Officer, National Theatre, London, 1992
  • John Worthing, The Importance of Being Earnest, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1993
  • Title role, Peer Gynt, Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1994
  • Angelo, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Main HouseTheatre, 1994
  • Easter Bonnet Competition, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • (Broadway debut) Theseus/Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, RoyalShakespeare Company, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1996
  • Title role, Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Kennedy Center forthe Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1996-1998
  • Albert Speer, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 2000
  • The Winter's Tale, Royal National Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • The Relapse, Royal National Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, 2002
  • Brand, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 2003
  • Also appeared in Hyde Park, Royal Shakespeare Company; The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare Company; Much Ado about Nothing.
  • Major Tours
  • Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, U.S. cities, c. 1996
  • Film Appearances
  • Blind soldier, War Requiem, Anglo International, 1988
  • Theseus/Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1996
  • Lord Mark, The Wings of the Dove, Miramax, 1997
  • Solo Shuttle, 1998
  • Colonel Hamilton, The Four Feathers, Paramount, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Julian Edgbaston-Bowles, Too Much Sun, BBC, 2000
  • Movies
  • King Ferdinand, Bye Bye Columbus, BBC, 1991
  • Alexander, The Hunley, TNT, 1999
  • Joe Harker, Bad Blood, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • PC Hall, Smiley's People, syndicated, 1982
  • John Ashenden, Ashenden, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Specials
  • Victor Preece, The Sins of the Fathers (also known as InspectorMorse: The Sins of the Fathers), PBS, 1992
  • Sebastian Parish, "Death at the Bar," The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (also known as Mystery!), PBS, 1995
  • Bitzer, Hard Times, 1995
  • King George III, Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997-1998
  • Reader, The Noel Coward Story, PBS, 1999
  • Butler, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, PBS, 2000
  • Himself, The Laurence Olivier Awards 2003, 2003
  • Taped Readings
  • Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, 1997
  • Frances Fyfield's Undercurrents, Chivers Audiobooks, 2001

Further Reference


    • Interview, May, 1990, pp. 44

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