Monday, 14 March 2011

We met him in jersey we did

Roger Allam has just won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff at the Globe.

Allam with his gong, and another person

Anyone at the Opening Night screening of 2010's Branchage festival will know the award was well deserved, as Roger treated the audience in Jersey's Opera House to an impromptu delivery of Falstaff's famous monologue. He got a thunderous standing ovation... and even more impressively it earned him a steak at the Royal Yacht afterwards from a Branchage-Team-in-awe.

Allam as Falstaff at the Globe
Roger had flown to Jersey directly from a matinee performance at the Globe last September, as we were opening the festival with a screening of TAMARA DREWE, in which he starred.

Congratulations to him.  Congratulations to one and all.

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