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The Lady in the Van: Alan Bennett’s story of homeless ex-concert pianist on the big screen

  23 November 2019

The Lady in the Van is adapted by Alan Bennett from his memoir and play of the same name. Starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings, it tells the true story of an elderly woman who lived in a battered van on Bennett's driveway for 15 years. University of Leeds lecturer Kara McKechnie says the film is a timely reminder of what real charity entails. (958 Words) - By Kara McKechnie - University of Leeds

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