The Lady in the Van

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    The Lady in the Van Synopsis

    A big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic and celebrated memoir, directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner.

    The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming. 

    Maggie Smith has been nominated for a BAFTA for Leading Actress, and a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

    Maggie Smith winner of Best Actress at London's Evening Standard Film Awards.

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    Credits

    Starring:

    Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent, Deborah Findlay, Roger Allam, Gwen Taylor

    Director:

    Nicholas Hytner

    Producers:

    Nicholas Hytner, Damian Jones, Kevin Loader

    Screenplay:

    Alan Bennett

    Executive Producers:

    Miles Ketley, Charles Moore, Christine Langan, Ed Wethered

    Sales agent:

    Sony Pictures

    Distributor:

    Sony Pictures

    Credits summary:

    TriStar Pictures and BBC Films present

    Certificate:

    12A

    Running time:

    104 mins

    Release Dates

    Released

    13 November 2015

    Out on DVD

    7 March 2016

    Broadcast on

    24 December 2016

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