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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 »

Known For

The History Boys
(2006)
A Private Function
(1984)
The Lady in the Van
The Lady in the Van Alan Bennett (2014)
(2015)

Filmography

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 2013 Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (TV Movie)
Mole (voice)
 2013 Family Guy (TV Series)
Alan Bennett
- Brian's Play (2013) ... Alan Bennett (voice)
 2003-2004 Meg and Mog (TV Series)
Owl
- Mog and the Milk (2004) ... Owl
- Meg's Kite (2004) ... Owl
- Owl's Birthday (2004) ... Owl
- Meg and the Cowboy (2004) ... Owl
- Mog and the Kitten (2004) ... Owl
 2003 The Young Visiters (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
Sillery
- Post War (1997) ... Sillery
- The Twenties (1997) ... Sillery
 1996 The Willows in Winter (TV Movie)
Mole (voice)
 1996 In Love and War
Porter
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Mole (voice)
 1995 The Story Store (TV Series) (voice)
 1995 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series)
Timmie Willie
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse (1995) ... Timmie Willie (voice)
 1991 Ashenden (TV Mini-Series)
Grantly Caypor
 1988 Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series)
Graham Whittaker
- A Chip in the Sugar (1988) ... Graham Whittaker
 1987 Little Dorrit
The Bishop
 1986 Breaking Up (TV Series)
Mr. Posner
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mr. Posner
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mr. Posner
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Mr. Posner
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Mr. Posner
 1985 Dreamchild
Mock Turtle (voice)
 1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Denis Midgley
- Intensive Care (1982) ... Denis Midgley
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Mr. Petty
 1978 Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1978 Long Shot
Neville's doctor
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- A Visit from Miss Prothero (1978) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1972 A Day Out (TV Movie)
And (as Alan)
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Osric
- Hamlet (1970) ... Osric
 1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #3.7 (1970)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mouse
 1966 On the Margin (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
- Episode #1.5 (1966)
- Episode #1.4 (1966)
- Episode #1.3 (1966)
- Episode #1.2 (1966)
 1965 My Father Knew Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 1965 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Eryximachus
- The Drinking Party (1965) ... Eryximachus
 1965 Famous Gossips (TV Series)
Augustus Hare
- Augustus Hare: The Years with Mother (1965) ... Augustus Hare
 1964 Chronicle (TV Series)
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Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "Forty Years On", 1968 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 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:

In a 2014 interview at the BFI, Sir David Attenborough admitted he had sanctioned the wiping of several sketches by Bennett during his time as an executive at the BBC, something he had come to regret. See more »

Trademark:

Laconic, morose, dead-pan Leeds accent

Star Sign:

Taurus

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