Two-time Oscar winner and star of Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith, recreates one of her most celebrated roles - the singular Miss Shepherd - in The Lady in the Van, Alan Bennett's big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play.
Based on the true story, Miss Shepherd was a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What began as a begrudged favour became a relationship that would change both their lives.
Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived for all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this funny, poignant, and life-affirming story to the screen. The all-star cast also includes Jim Broadbent, James Corden and Dominic Cooper.
The Lady in the Van is released on DVD and Blu-ray by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 7th March 2016.
- The Lady in the Van featurette
- Audio commentary
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