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Alan Bennett

UK (1934 - )

Alan Bennett is an English author and actor noted for his work, his boyish appearance and his sonorous Yorkshire accent. He was born in Armley in Leeds, Yorkshire. The son of a Co-op butcher, Bennett attended Leeds Modern School (a former state grammar school), learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists during his National Service, and gained a place at Cambridge University. However, having spent time in Cambridge during national service, and partly wishing to follow the object of his unrequited love, he decided to apply for a scholarship at Oxford University. He was accepted by Exeter College, Oxford University and went on to receive a first-class degree in history. While at Oxford he performed comedy with a number of future successful actors in the Oxford Revue. He was to remain at Oxford for several years researching and teaching Medieval History before deciding he was not cut out to be an academic.
Office Suite: Two One-act PlaysObjects of Affection: And Other Plays for TelevisionTwo Kafka Plays: Kafka's Dick / The Insurance ManAlan Bennett Double Bill: Forty Years On / A Woman of No Importance: Starring Sir John Gielgud And Patricia Routledge (bbc Radio Collection)
Single Spies and Talking Heads: Two Plays About Guy Burgess And Anthony BluntThe Complete Beyond the FringeWriting HomeAlan Bennett at the BBC
The Complete Talking HeadsA Box of BennettsThe Laying On of Hands: StoriesHymn
The Clothes They Stood Up In / The Lady in the VanForty Years on / A Woman of No ImportanceThree Stories: Father! Father! Burning Bright, The Clothes They Stood Up In, The Laying on of HandsMe, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Rolling HomeAlan and ThoraAlan Bennett: A Private FunctionUntold Stories
Four StoriesAlan Bennett's 'On the Margin'Triple Bill: Three Classic BBC Radio DramasSmut: Two Unseemly Stories
Father! Father! Burning Bright
Beyond the FringeForty Years onGetting onHabeas Corpus
The Old CountryEnjoyA Private FunctionThe Writer in Disguise
Prick Up Your Ears: The ScreenplayKafka's DickGreen FormsTalking Heads
Visit from Miss ProtheroSingle SpiesThe Lady in the VanThe Wind in the Willows: Play
The Madness of King GeorgeA Chip in the SugarA Woman of No ImportanceBed Among the Lentils
A Cream Cracker Under the SetteeThe Clothes They Stood Up InTalking Heads 2Telling Tales
An Englishman AbroadThe History BoysThe Habit of ArtHymn and Cocktail Sticks
PeopleAlan Bennett Box Set
The Uncommon Reader

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