Alan Bennett biography

Alan Bennett

Playwright, Author

1934 –

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Who is Alan Bennett?

Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and 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 work includes The Madness of George III and its film adaptation The Madness of King George, the series of monologues Talking Heads, the play and subsequent film The History Boys, and popular audio books, including his readings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Born
May 9, 1934
Armley
Also known as
  • Alan
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Exeter College, Oxford
    Medieval History
    ( - 1957)
  • Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • Leeds Modern School
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Leeds

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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