Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this rare and touching portrait to the screen.

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The Lady in the Van (2015)

PG-13

Drama/Comedy · 1h 44m · 12/4/2015

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A mostly true story

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Alan Bennett's story is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this rare and touching portrait to the screen.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

BBC Films, TriStar Productions

Budget

$6,000,000

Revenue

$41,387,687
Cast
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Maggie Smith

Miss Shepherd
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Jim Broadbent

Underwood
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Clare Hammond

Young Margaret Fairchild
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George Fenton

Conductor
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Russell Tovey

Young Man with Earring
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Samuel Anderson

Jehovah's Witness #1
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Stephen Campbell Moore

Doctor at Old Peoples Home
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Marion Bailey

Housekeeper at Convent
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Sacha Dhawan

Doctor at Gloucester Crescent
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Andrew Knott

Ambulance Man
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Lorna Brown

Day Care Centre Worker
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June Watson

Woman in Day Centre
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Sam McArdle

Biker
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Tony Van Silva

God
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Geoffrey Streatfeild

Alan's Partner
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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett (2014)
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Linda Broughton

Edith Fairchild
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BBC Concert Orchestra

British Symphony Orchestra
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Sam Spruell

Another Young Man
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Michelle Reid

Jehovah's Witness #2
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Hannah Watson

Broadstairs Pianist
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Cecilia Noble

Miss Briscoe, Social Worker
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Samuel Barnett

Out of Work Actor
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Clive Merrison

Man in Confessional
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Dan Raza

Man Shaking Van #2
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Aaron Neil

Grocer (uncredited)
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Rosalind Knight

Old Nun
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Elliot Levey

Theatre Director
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Sarah Lieberson

Stage Manager
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Alex Jennings

Alan Bennett
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Jamie Parker

Estate Agent
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Deborah Findlay

Pauline
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Roger Allam

Rufus
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Richard Griffiths

Sam Perry
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Pandora Colin

Fiona Perry
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Nicholas Burns

Giles Perry
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Dominic Cooper

Actor
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Giles Cooper

Passer by
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Tom Klenerman

Tom Perry
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Gwen Taylor

Mam
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Frances De la Tour

Mrs. Vaughan Williams
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Claire Foy

Lois, Social Worker
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James Corden

Market Trader
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George Taylor

Policeman
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David Calder

Leo Fairchild
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Eleanor Matsuura

Interviewer
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Selina Cadell

Lady Wiggin
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Charlie Hancock

Man Shaking Van #1
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Dermot Crowley

Priest
Crew
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Nicholas Hytner

Director
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Alan Bennett

Writer
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Nicholas Hytner

Producer
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Damian Jones

Producer
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Kevin Loader

Producer
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Andrew Dunn

Cinematograpy
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Tariq Anwar

Editor
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George Fenton

Music
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Lady in the Van

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lady In The Van

(DVD, Clamshell)

4/19/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

The Lady In the Van

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

4/19/2016

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