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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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The Lady in the Van Alan Bennett (2014)
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Filmography

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 2015 The Lady in the Van
Alan Bennett (2014)
 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
 1968-1996 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Episode dated 15 March 1996 (1996) ... Storyteller
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Loses a Tail (1970) ... Storyteller
 1995 The Story Store (TV Series) (voice)
 1995 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Mole (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)
 1994 Through the Glass Ceiling (Short)
Narrator
 1991 Ashenden (TV Mini-Series)
Grantly Caypor
- The Traitor (1991) ... Grantly Caypor
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh Trevor-Roper
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Hugh Trevor-Roper
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Hugh Trevor-Roper
 1988 Alan Bennett's Talking Heads (TV Mini-Series)
Graham Whittaker
- A Chip in the Sugar (1988) ... Graham Whittaker
 1987 Little Dorrit
The Bishop
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Pinkrose
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Lord Pinkrose
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Lord Pinkrose
- Greece: October 1940 (1987) ... Lord Pinkrose
- Romania: June 1940 (1987) ... Lord Pinkrose
 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 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie)
Justice Shallow
 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)
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary)
Various
 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)
 1970 Every Home Should Have One
Defence Solicitor (uncredited)
 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
 1964-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Reporter at Fight Templar vs Johnny Angel / Horse Racing Spectator / Man in Hotel Bar
- The Crooked Ring (1965) ... Reporter at Fight Templar vs Johnny Angel (uncredited)
- Jeannine (1964) ... Horse Racing Spectator (uncredited)
- Luella (1964) ... Man in Hotel Bar (uncredited)
 1964 Chronicle (TV Series)
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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:

At 18 I thought that to be 'sensitive' was a writer's first requirement - with discipline and persistence nowhere. See more »

Trivia:

He allegedly declined the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1988 and Knighthood in 1996. See more »

Trademark:

Laconic, morose, dead-pan Leeds accent

Star Sign:

Taurus

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