As part of the Variety and AARP Movies for Grownups Screening Series, Alex Jennings talks about portraying Alan Bennett in “The Lady in the Van” and what it was like to work with Maggie Smith…
The Lady in the Van
Nicholas Hytner directed "The Lady in the Van," which opens Dec. 4 in limited engagements. Hytner had also directed the Alan Bennett play in the West End, which also starred Maggie Smith. The film…
The film, screening Nov. 6 at AFI Fest, has many virtues, but it's principally a showcase for an 80-year-old star we may be taking for granted.
If crotchety upper-class vagrant Mary Shepherd hadn't turned up on the North London doorstep of celebrated playwright Alan Bennett, he might have had to make her up.
Sony Pictures Classics has set an awards-qualifying December release in the U.S. for “The Lady in the Van,” starring Maggie Smith. The film will premiere as a special presentation at the Toronto Film…
Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions has teamed with BBC Films to greenlight “The Lady in the Van” starring “Downton Abbey’s” Maggie Smith. The pic is an adaptation of Alan Bennett's West End hit with…
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