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Alan Bennett is an award-winning dramatist and screenwriter who is best known as a member of Beyond the Fringe (1964) (a satirical review that was a hit on both the London stage and on Broadway and featured fellow members Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore) and for his plays The Madness of King George (1994) and The History Boys (2006). ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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(2006)
(1984)
(2015)

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 2015 The Lady in the Van (memoir) / (screenplay)
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 Beszélö fejek (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- A nagy esély (2009)
- A dúdorászó (2009)
 2006 The History Boys (play) / (screenplay)
 2000 Telling Tales (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes)
- No Mean City (2000) ... (written by)
- Unsaid Prayers (2000) ... (written by)
- Aunt Eveline (2000) ... (written by)
- Eating Out (2000) ... (written by)
- Proper Names (2000) ... (written by)
 1998 Talking Heads 2 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Waiting for the Telegram (1998) ... (writer)
- Nights in the Gardens of Spain (1998) ... (writer)
- The Outside Dog (1998) ... (writer)
- Playing Sandwiches (1998) ... (writer)
- The Hand of God (1998) ... (writer)
 1995 Westminster Abbey (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 The Madness of King George (play "The Madness of George III") / (screenplay)
 1994 Portrait or Bust (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1991 Julie Walters and Friends (TV Movie) (written by)
  Screen One (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1991) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1991)
- A Question of Attribution (1991) ... (play) / (screenplay)
  Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1990) (written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990) ... (writer)
- The Insurance Man (1986) ... (written by)
 1988 Byline (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dinner at Noon (1988) ... (written by)
  Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1988) (by - 2 episodes, 1988)
- A Cream Cracker Under the Settee (1988) ... (writer)
- Her Big Chance (1988) ... (writer)
- Soldiering On (1988) ... (writer)
- Bed Among the Lentils (1988) ... (by)
- A Lady of Letters (1988) ... (writer)
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears (screenplay)
 1984 A Private Function (story) / (written by)
 1983 An Englishman Abroad (TV Movie)
  Objects of Affection (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1982) (by - 2 episodes, 1982) (written by - 1 episode, 1982)
- Say Something Happened (1982) ... (written by)
- Marks (1982) ... (writer)
- Rolling Home (1982) ... (writer)
- A Woman of No Importance (1982) ... (by)
- Our Winnie (1982) ... (by)
  Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1982) (by - 1 episode, 1975)
- Intensive Care (1982) ... (writer)
- Sunset Across the Bay (1975) ... (by)
 1979 All Day on the Sands (TV Movie)
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
 1979 The Old Crowd (TV Movie)
 1978 Doris and Doreen (TV Movie)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- A Visit from Miss Prothero (1978) ... (by)
 1977 Premiere (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Little Outing (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1972 A Day Out (TV Movie) (by)
 1966 On the Margin (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 My Father Knew Lloyd George (TV Movie) (additional material)
 1964 Beyond the Fringe (TV Special documentary) (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Forty Years On", was performed in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Paul Eddington, John Fortune, Doris Hare, Stephen Fry, Annette Crosbie and Stephen Rashbrook in the cast. Patrick Garland was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 39 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[during a talk to a Women's Institute, recounting an incident that happened to his friend, chat-show host Russell Harty] Russell had been given some beta-blockers which helped to suppress the symptoms of nerves and stage fright. He put one of them in a tissue, meaning to take it just before his programme. But when he came to do so, he found it had dissolved, leaving a patch on the tissue. In the ... See more »

Trivia:

His play, "The History Boys" was awarded 6 Tony Awards for the Broadway production in 2006 for the following categories: Best Actor (Richard Griffiths), Best Director (Nicholas Hytner), Best Actress in a Featured Role (Frances de la Tour), Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Play. See more »

Trademark:

Laconic, morose, dead-pan Leeds accent

Star Sign:

Taurus

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