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Lady in the Van

A stranger-than-fiction story of Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), an eccentric and mysterious woman who ‘temporarily’ parks her run-down campervan in the driveway of writer Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings), only to stay put for the next 15 years.





Yorkshire-born playwright and screenwriter Alan Bennett (The History Boys) pens this poignant adaptation of his memoir about an eccentric old lady who lived in a campervan on his driveway. Dame Maggie Smith is delightfully bedraggled as the vehicle-dweller and her interactions with British actor Alex Jennings’ Bennett make for a charismatic ode to odd friendships.