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Alex Jennings is a Actor British born on 10 may 1957 at Essex (United-kingdom)

Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 may 1957 (63 years) at Essex (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Alex Jennings (born 10 May 1957) is an English actor, who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. A three-time Olivier Award winner, he won for Too Clever by Half (1988), Peer Gynt (1996) and My Fair Lady (2003). Known for his versatility, he is the only performer to have won Olivier awards in the drama, musical and comedy categories. He played Prince Charles in the 2006 film The Queen. His other film appearances include The Wings of the Dove (1997), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Babel (2006) and The Lady in the Van (2015).


Jennings has two children with Lesley Moors, his long-term partner.

Best films

The Queen (2006)

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Filmography of Alex Jennings (19 films)

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Denial (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Mick Jackson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Négationnisme
Actors Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius
Roles Sir Charles Gray
Rating66% 3.349763.349763.349763.349763.34976
Deborah Lipstadt, historienne américaine et auteur reconnue, enseigne l'histoire et la mémoire de la Shoah. Elle se voit confrontée à un écrivain extrémiste, avocat de thèses négationnistes sur le régime nazi, le Britannique David Irving, qui la met au défi de prouver l'existence de la Shoah. Deborah Lipstadt ayant dénoncé dans un livre les manipulations et les préjugés idéologiques de David Irving, celui-ci l'assigne en justice pour diffamation, en Grande-Bretagne. Elle se retrouve dans la situation incroyable de devoir prouver que ce qu'elle a écrit sur Irving est vrai et fondé, notamment qu'il ment sciemment en niant notamment l'existence des chambres à gaz. Comment, en restant dans les limites du droit, faire face à un négationniste prêt à toutes les bassesses pour obtenir gain de cause, et l'empêcher de profiter de cette tribune pour propager ses théories nauséabondes ?
The Lady in the Van, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Gwen Taylor, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
Roles Alan Bennett
Rating66% 3.347043.347043.347043.347043.34704
The Lady in the Van tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric house-less woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to temporarily park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years.
Trap for Cinderella, 1h40
Directed by Iain Softley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tuppence Middleton, Kerry Fox, Aneurin Barnard, Alexandra Roach, Stanley Weber, Frances de la Tour
Roles Chance
Rating56% 2.800442.800442.800442.800442.80044
The film starts with Micky (Tuppence Middleton), regaining consciousness in an hospital with Dr. Muller (Erich Redman) asking her if she remembers anything. Micky has suffered severe burn injuries and is suffering from amnesia. Over time she under goes reconstructive surgery and during a session of psychotherapy with Dr. Sylvie Wells (Emilia Fox) we are informed that she is 20 years old and lives in London. Her parents died in a car accident when she was 9 years old. Her late aunt, Elinor (Frances de la Tour) took care of her ever since. Elinor had died recently sometime before Micky's accident. In the hospital Micky is shown photographs of her friends and relatives but she can't recognize anybody.
Belle (2013)
, 1h44
Directed by Amma Asante
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism, Children's films
Actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Susan Brown, Miranda Richardson
Roles Lord Ashford
Rating72% 3.6487353.6487353.6487353.6487353.648735
Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay was born in 1761, the natural daughter of Maria Belle, an enslaved African woman in the West Indies, and Captain Sir John Lindsay, a British Royal Navy officer. After the death of Dido's mother, Captain Lindsay takes Dido from the slums of the West Indies in 1765 and entrusts her to his uncle William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, the Lord Chief Justice, and his wife, Elizabeth, who live at Kenwood House, an estate in Hampstead outside London. Lord and Lady Mansfield raise Dido as a free gentlewoman, together with their niece Lady Elizabeth Murray, who came to live with them after her mother died and her father remarried. When the two cousins reach adulthood, the Mansfields commission an oil portrait of their two great-nieces, but Dido is unhappy about sitting for it as she is worried that it will portray her as a subordinate, like other portraits she has seen depicting aristocrats with black servants. Dido's father dies and leaves her the generous sum of £2,000 a year, enough to make her an heiress. Lady Elizabeth, by contrast, will have no income from her father, whose son from his new wife has been named his sole heir. Arrangements are made for Elizabeth to have her coming out to society, but Lord and Lady Mansfield believe no gentleman will agree to marry Dido because of her mixed-race status, so while she will travel to London with her cousin, she will not be "out" to society.
We'll Take Manhattan, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Karen Gillan, Aneurin Barnard, Helen McCrory, Fiona Button, Frances Barber, Anna Chancellor
Roles John Parsons
Rating66% 3.342243.342243.342243.342243.34224
Le film débute à Londres en 1962, années du Swinging London. David Bailey, jeune photographe décomplexé, s'embarque pour New York en compagnie de sa nouvelle petite amie et mannequin encore débutante, Jean Shrimpton. Icône en devenir du nouveau style anglais, David Bailey a été sollicité pour réaliser une série de photos de mode à Manhattan. Ils sont accompagnés par un chaperon huppé, Lady Clare Rendlesham, éditrice du magazine de mode Vogue, passablement horrifiée par leur manque de classe et de style.
The Disappeared, 1h36
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Documentary, Horror
Actors Harry Treadaway, Greg Wise, Alex Jennings, Tom Felton, Finlay Robertson, Nikki Amuka-Bird
Roles Adrian Ballan
Rating59% 2.951122.951122.951122.951122.95112
Matthew Ryan (Harry Treadaway) has just been released from a psychiatric hospital following a breakdown resulting from the disappearance of his younger brother, Tom. Feeling guilty and responsible for Tom's disappearance, he begins to hear Tom's voice and to see him around. He seeks advice from his friend Simon (Tom Felton), the parish priest Adrian Ballan (Alex Jennings), and his new neighbour, Amy Tyler (Ros Leeming). Amy gives him a newspaper clipping about a psychic medium, Shelley Cartwright (Nikki Amuka-Bird), who lives nearby, and suggests that he visit her for help, which he does. Shelley suggests that Tom's ghost is trying to warn Matthew about something, and Shelley's daughter Rebecca (Tyler Anthony) gives him a drawing of a girl.
Babel (2006)
, 2h23
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Le désert, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Peter Wight, Rinko Kikuchi
Roles Ken Clifford
Rating73% 3.699123.699123.699123.699123.69912
Babel focuses on four interrelated sets of situations and characters, and many events are revealed out of sequence. The following plot summary has been simplified and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events on screen.
The Queen
The Queen (2006)
, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam
Roles Prince Charles
Rating72% 3.6487453.6487453.6487453.6487453.648745
In the 1997 general election, Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) becomes Britain's Labour prime minister. However, the Queen (Helen Mirren) is wary of Blair and his pledge to modernise Britain, despite his promises to respect the Royal Family. Three months later, Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash at the Alma Bridge tunnel in Paris. Blair's director of communications, Alastair Campbell (Mark Bazeley), prepares a speech in which Diana is described as the people's princess. The phrase catches on and millions of people across London display an outpouring of grief at Buckingham and Kensington Palaces. Meanwhile, the Royal Family is still at their summer estate in Balmoral Castle. Diana's death sparks division amongst members of the family, with some of the view that since Diana was divorced from Prince Charles (Alex Jennings) a year prior to her death, she was no longer a part of the royal family. They argue that Diana's funeral arrangements are thus best left as a private affair of her noble family, the Spencers. Charles, however, argues that the mother of a future king cannot be dismissed so lightly, and persuades the Queen to authorise the use of an aircraft of the Royal Air Force to bring Diana's body back to Britain.
Poirot: Cards on the Table, 1h40
Directed by Sarah Harding
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Lesley Manville, Lyndsey Marshal, Honeysuckle Weeks, Tristan Gemmill, Alex Jennings
Roles Dr Roberts
Rating76% 3.8371253.8371253.8371253.8371253.837125
Un riche et étrange collectionneur moyen-oriental invite à dîner quatre personnes qu'il soupçonne chacune d'un meurtre, ainsi que quatre fins limiers : un policier, un colonel des services secrets, la romancière Ariadne Oliver et le détective belge Hercule Poirot. Au cours du repas, l'hôte lance des allusions qui peuvent inquiéter l'un ou l'autre et annonce une révélation pour la fin de la soirée, mais pendant la partie de bridge qui s'ensuit, il est assassiné. Assisté de ses collègues d'un soir et surtout de ses « petites cellules grises », Hercule Poirot enquête...
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, 1h48
Directed by Beeban Kidron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett
Roles Horatio
Rating60% 3.0027853.0027853.0027853.0027853.002785
The film begins shortly before Bridget's mother's (Gemma Jones) annual Turkey Curry Buffet. Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is ecstatic about her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). However, Bridget's confidence in her relationship is shattered when she meets Mark's colleague, the beautiful Rebecca Gilles (Jacinda Barrett). Bridget meets her ex, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), at her job for Sit-Up Britain and is offered a position as the "Smooth Guidess". Bridget initially refuses, quoting that Daniel Cleaver is a "deceitful, sexist, disgusting specimen of humanity". Bridget is delighted to be asked by Mark to go to the "Law Council Dinner", assuming he will propose afterwards, but because balding Tories quietly take offense at her ad hominem claim that depriving the poor of welfare is something advocated by balding Tories, the night does not end well.
Five Children and It, 1h29
Directed by John Stephenson, John Stephenson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Freddie Highmore, Tara Fitzgerald, Alex Jennings, Jonathan Bailey, Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh
Roles Father
Rating54% 2.7499152.7499152.7499152.7499152.749915
The film begins with five children (Robert, Cyril, Jane, Anthea and The Lamb), that let their father go to the fight in World War I. That's in 1914, but the children are asked to stay at their uncle's house with his son, Horace. While exploring the house, Robert finds a locked door in the Greenhouse and brings the other children. They manage to open the door and discover a creature called It, a sand fairy. They wish to make the house tidy without having to do the work. When they come back, they see dozens of copies of themselves doing the chores and wrecking the house in the attempt.