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.
News and Views
BBC Films caught up with the team behind The Lady in the Van during the London Film Festival gala premiere.
Writer Alan Bennett, director Nicholas Hytner & producer Kevin Loader on location during shooting.
Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent, Deborah Findlay, Roger Allam, Gwen Taylor
Nicholas Hytner, Damian Jones, Kevin Loader
Miles Ketley, Charles Moore, Christine Langan, Ed Wethered
TriStar Pictures and BBC Films present
13 November 2015
Out on DVD
7 March 2016
24 December 2016
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