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The Lady In The Van

The Lady In The Van

Directed by


Eleanor Matsuura
Frances de la Tour
Russell Tovey
Alex Jennings
Roger Allam
Samuel Anderson
Sacha Dhawan
Dermot Crowley
Deborah Findlay
Harriet Thorpe
Samuel Barnett
David Calder
Marion Bailey
Gwen Taylor
Elliot Levey
Jamie Parker
Rosalind Knight
Pandora Colin
Tom Coulston
Richard Banks
June Watson
Geoffrey Streatfeild
George Taylor
Jessica Bastick-Vines
Clare Hammond
Cecilia Noble
Aaron Neil
Sam McArdle
Giles Cooper
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bern Collaco

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Sunday Read | Meet the real Lady in the Van and listen to an excerpt from Maggie Smith: A Biography  TimesLIVE

In 1974 an elderly and eccentric Miss Mary Shepherd parked her van in writer Alan Bennett's driveway in Camden Town, where she remained until her death 15 ...

Thu, 10th January 2019

Preview: Workshop's Lady in the Van hits home about mental health and homelessness  Calgary Herald

The events in British playwright Alan Bennett's 1999 play The Lady in the Van are too bizarre not to be true. You simply don't make this sort of thing up.

Thu, 23rd May 2019

Alan Bennett: 'It was weird to film The Lady in the Van in my old house'  The Guardian

Maggie Smith says her starring role was a relief after the rigours of playing Lady Violet in Downton Abbey.

Tue, 13th October 2015

The Lady in the Van review – Maggie Smith terrific as the muse in the driveway  The Guardian

Smith is excellent as the homeless woman who parked her camper van in Alan Bennett's garden for 15 years, in this enjoyable film about their poignant ...

Thu, 12th November 2015

33 easter eggs and details you might have missed in 'Toy Story 4'  INSIDER

Disney and Pixar are known for putting references and easter eggs in their films. "Toy Story 4" is the latest offering from the studios.

Tue, 25th June 2019

The Lady in the Van review | Theatre in Melbourne  Time Out

Is there anyone left in the world who hasn't heard about that time Alan Bennett let a lady in a van stay in his front yard for 15 years? Alan Bennett certainly.

Mon, 11th February 2019

15th November 2016

This week saw Arrival make its debut at the top of the UK box office among great reviews and last weeks top film fell to number 2.

Starring Amy Adam and directed by acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve Arrival makes its UK debut at the top of the UK box office charts with just shy of £3 million pound.

This is a better opening that in many other countries like America where is could only manage a top 3 entry, although Doctor Strange is still only 10 days old over there.

Talking of Doctor Strange, in the UK it falls from the top to number 2, after 2 weeks at number 1 and a 3rd weekend of £2.3 million the films total gross is not £19.5 million.

For a second weekend the longest running film and highest total grossing film of the week is Bridget Jones's Baby, 9 weeks on the film has grossed £47.5 million, and its the second highest grossing film of the year.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spectre spent its third week at the top of the box office while top new film was The Lady In The Van at number 2.

Five years ago
Henry Cavill starred in Immortals which made its debut at the top while The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was still at the top of the UK box office with the top new film coming in at 2 in the shape of The Prestige.

Fifteen years ago
The Others stayed at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Kiss of The Dragon at number 4.

Twenty years ago
Liam Neeson starred in Michael Collins which debuted at the top knocking Dragonheart down to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
The Fisher King was the top new film of the week, it knocked Dead Again down to number 2 after a couple of weeks at the top.

22nd March 2016

This week in the world of home video The Lady In The Van manages to stay on top for a second week, but it not all what it seems.

The bestselling video of the week is actually Game of Thrones Season 5, but the best selling video of the week if The Lady In The Van again as this is a film website.

Highest new film of the week, given these circumstances, is Dragon Blade, a film from earlier in the year starring John Cusack and directed by Daniel Lee.

The film spent a single week in cinemas and made just over £700.

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The Lady In The Van

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Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 8

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