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Alan Bennett

Bennett in 1973, photographed by Allan Warren
Born 9 May 1934 (1934-05-09) (age 85)
Armley, Leeds, England
Occupation Actor, author
Years active 1960–present
Partner Rupert Thomas

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. His work includes The Madness of George III and its movie adaptation, the series of monologues Talking Heads, the play and the movie The History Boys, and popular audio books, including his readings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds.[1]


  1. Bennett, Alan (2014). "Fair Play". London Review of Books 36 (12): 29–30. Retrieved 13 June 2014.