Alex Jennings

Active - 1988 - 2016  |   Born - May 10, 1957 in Essex, England  |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Spy Film, Romance, Thriller

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  • Made his acting debut in regional theater, meeting director and long-time collaborator Nicholas Hytner while playing Maximilien Robespierre in The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1985.
  • Played Oberon in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that was later filmed; the production also transferred to Broadway.
  • Became the first person to have won Olivier Best Actor Awards for Comedy (Too Clever By Half in 1988), Drama (Peer Gynt in 1996) and a Musical (My Fair Lady in 2003).
  • Famed for portraying royals, he appeared as Prince Charles in 2006 movie The Queen, as Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor in Netflix's The Crown and Leopold I of Belgium in ITV/PBS's period-drama Victoria.