Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Actor

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Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter and author. Born in Leeds, he attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with The Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the university for several years. His collaboration as writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival brought him instant fame. He gave up academia, and turned to writing full time, his first stage play Forty Years On being produced in 1968.

His output includes The Madness of George III and its film incarnation The Madness of King George, the series of monologues Talking Heads, the play The History Boys, and popular audio books, including his readings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Birthday

May 9, 1934

Place of birth

Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK

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The Importance of Being Morrissey

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Fifty Years on Stage

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Alan Bennett's Diaries

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Being Alan Bennett

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Beyond the Fringe

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