Knowledge Identifier: +Alan_Bennett
Born in 1934.
Countries: United Kingdom (78%), United States (5%), New Zealand (5%)
Linked to: Exeter College, Oxford, Lawnswood School, Joint Services School for Linguists, Leeds Modern School
Madge Hindle - Madge's big break came when her good friend, British playwright Alan Bennett, asked her to appear in his 1966 BBC comedy series "On the Margin"
Bennett's first stage play "Forty Years On" directed by Patrick Garland was produced in 1968
This can be seen in his television plays for LWT in the late 1970s and the BBC in the early 1980s and in the 1987 "Talking Heads" series of monologues for television which were later performed at the Comedy Theatre in London in 1992
George Fenton - He composed the music for all six of the Six Plays by Alan Bennett which were broadcast during 1978 and 1979
Monica Maughan - She worked for every major theatre company in Australia, including Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" and Alan Bennett's "Habeas Corpus" for the Queensland Theatre Company in 1978, and the role of Aggie in "A Hard God" produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Sydney Theatre Company, both in 1981
Dave Allen (comedian) - In 1979 he played a troubled property man suffering a mid-life crisis in Alan Bennett's television play "One Fine Day"
Sherrie Hewson - She had a brief role in the 1979 Alan Bennett drama "Afternoon Off" as Iris, the ultimately unworthy object of the protagonist Lee's quest
Bennett was made an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford in 1987
He was awarded a D.Litt by the University of Leeds in 1990 and an honorary doctorate from Kingston University in 1996
Harold Innocent - In 1991 he appeared in Alan Bennett's "The Madness of George III", again at the National Theatre
Mark Shivas - Some of his most noted later productions included the second series of Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads" monologues in 1998 and the 2003 espionage drama "Cambridge Spies"
John Schlesinger - In his Diaries 2003, Alan Bennett describes Schlesinger as "wonderfully funny, particularly about his sex life" and that, despite being "short, solid and fat", Schlesinger was "surprisingly successful in finding partners".
Thelma Barlow - Since her departure from "Coronation Street" Barlow has made stage appearances, with roles such as Madame Arcati in "Blithe Spirit", Mam in Alan Bennett's "Enjoy" and as Abby Brewster in "Arsenic and Old Lace" in 2003 on the West End stage
Jack Ryder (actor) - In Spring 2008 he was in Christopher Luscombe's production of Alan Bennett's play "Single Spies" playing opposite Nigel Havers
In 2010, Bennett described how he was mugged by two women who surreptitiously squirted him with ice cream in Marks & Spencer, Camden Town
Simon Ward - In 2010, Ward appeared in the title role in the British tour of Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III"
In December 2011 Bennett returned to Lawnswood School, nearly 60 years after he left, to unveil the renamed Alan Bennett Library
Peter Egan - In 2012 he played a minor role in the Christmas special episode of ITV's "Downton Abbey", and played in Alan Bennett's "People", at the "National Theatre'
Janet Ellis - In January 2012 Ellis returned to her first love of acting by staging and starring in a production of Alan Bennett's comedy play "Green Forms" at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick in order to raise money for Maggie's Centres
Reece Dinsdale - He followed this up in 2014 with rave reviews playing Alan Bennett in Bennett's very own autobiographical play 'Untold Stories' at The West Yorkshire Playhouse