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Overview (2)

Born in Essex, England, UK
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alex Jennings was born on May 10, 1957 in Essex, England. He is an actor, known for The Lady in the Van (2015), The Queen (2006) and The Wings of the Dove (1997). He has been married to Lesley Moors since 2012. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Lesley Moors (2012 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (13)

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Comedy Performance as well as the 1988 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for "Too Clever By Half".
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "Peer Gynt" at the Royal Shakespeare Company Young Vic Theatre.
He was awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical of 2002 for his performance in "My Fair Lady" at the Drury Lane Theatre in London.
He was awarded the 2001 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performances in The Winter's Tale and The Relapse at the Royal National Theatre.
Has two children, Ralph (born 1990) and Georgia (born 1992), with his partner Lesley.
Studied English and Theatre Studies at Warwick University (1975-8) before training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
In 1999 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Warwick.
Is a National Theatre Associate.
He played Prince Charles in The Queen (2006) and his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather King George III in Liberty! The American Revolution (1997).
Appeared in two films that were nominated for Best Picture Oscar in the same year: The Queen (2006) and Babel (2006).
Worked with Doctor Who stars Jenna Coleman in Victoria (2016) and Matt Smith in The Crown (2016).
Jennings is now renown for playing royals. He portrayed: King George III in Liberty! The American Revolution (1997), Prince Charles in The Queen (2006), King Leopold I of Belgium (whose wife Princess Charlotte of Wales died before she could become Queen of the United Kingdom) in Victoria (2016), and David, Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) in The Crown (2016).
Often plays people of aristocratic or royal lineage.

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