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Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. His other plays include Getting On, Habeas Corpus, The Old Country, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows and The History Boys; as well as many television plays such as A Day Out, Sunset across the Bay, A Woman of No Importance and the series of monologues Talking Heads and Talking Heads II.

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