The Lady in the Van


The true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

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  1. Alan Bennett


  2. Nicholas Hytner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith

    Miss Shepherd

  2. Alex Jennings

    Alex Jennings

    Alan Bennett

  3. Frances de la Tour

    Frances de la Tour

    Ursula Vaughan Williams

  4. Gwen Taylor

    Gwen Taylor


  5. Dominic Cooper

    Dominic Cooper

    Theatre Actor

  6. James Corden

    James Corden

    Street Trader

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $41,387,687.00


Release Information

  • December 4, 2015
    PG-13, Theatrical (limited)
  • January 15, 2016
    PG-13, Theatrical (limited)
  • April 19, 2016
    PG-13, Physical



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A review by Reno

By Reno

According to her guidance, this is where it should go!

Her legend continues. I was talking about Maggie Smith, she's 82 years old and still her performances can compete with younger generation actors. The story was narrated from someone's perspective about the role she played, that's why it's little weakened, otherwise if she was in solo, it would have been an Oscar worthy. Incidentally, that someone was an actual writer, so the film ended up portraying her very well, beside himself.

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