Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Highest Rated: 94% Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Lowest Rated: 66% The History Boys (2006)

Birthday: May 09, 1934

Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

Extremely shy and private writer-actor Alan Bennett lost his anonymity early when the success of the "Beyond the Fringe" revue (both in London and New York) thrust him into the limelight in the early 1960s. The least spectacular of the madcap ensemble, which also included fellow Oxford grads Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, this sandy-haired son of a Yorkshire butcher was a deft character player who never seemed to risk the others' flights of improvisation. Never stumbling, never soaring, the cautiously letter-perfect Bennett was, even then, more the writer than performer. Yet, of that talented quartet, Bennett has shown the most staying power, becoming arguably Britain's most endearing man of letters. In his writings for the stage, film, TV and literary weeklies, one can hear the voice of the last country parson.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 64% The Lady in the Van Screenwriter $10M 2015
66% 70% The History Boys Writer $2.7M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Willows in Winter Mole (Voice) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wind in the Willows Mole (Voice) - 1995
93% 80% The Madness of King George Writer $15.2M 1994
94% 79% Prick Up Your Ears Writer $1.6M 1987
88% 63% A Private Function Writer - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Crowd Screenwriter - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Think Dirty Defence Solicitor (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Heads Writer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2014
No Score Yet 61% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Executive Producer,
Writer
2001

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