Lady in the Van, The

A grandly ornery Maggie Smith is the chief draw in this slight, innocuously enjoyable adaptation of Alan Bennett's memoir.
-Guy Lodge, Variety
Dame Maggie delivers an award-worthy turn in this witty dark comedy.
-Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

A big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett's iconic and celebrated memoir, directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner. The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, February 05, 2016
Original Languages: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Running Time: 103 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Nicholas Hytner

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PHOTOS

Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics .
Left to right: Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics .
Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Maggie Smith in The Lady in the Van. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Deborah Findlay as Pauline, Roger Allam as Rufus and Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Alan Bennett on set.Photo by Antony Crolla, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Alex Jennings, Director Nicholas Hytner, Deborah Findlay and Roger Allam.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett and Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics .
Left to right: Maggie Smith as Miss. Shepherd and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Frances De La Tour as Mrs. Vaughan.Photo by Nicola Dove, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.