Alan Bennett On Writing (And Living With) The Lady In The Van

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Alan Bennett On Writing (And Living With) The Lady In The Van

As if living with a bag lady at the end of his Camden driveway for 15 years wasn’t strange enough, Alan Bennett also wrote about her, performed in a play about her, and recently helped make a film about her too — with Maggie Smith playing the itinerant Miss Shepherd and Alex Jennings impersonating him.

In this exclusive video, Bennett, director Nicholas Hytner, Maggie Smith and others talk about making the film, which we liked very much when we reviewed it earlier this autumn.

The Lady In The Van is out in cinemas now.

Last Updated 20 November 2015