WHO’S IN IT?

Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Alex Jennings (The Queen), Jim Broadbent (Hot Fuzz), Frances de la Tour (Miss You Already), Roger Allam (Tamara Drewe), Dominic Cooper (The Duchess), James Corden (Into The Woods), Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job), Russell Tovey (Effie Gray), Sacha Dhawan (After Earth), Samuel Barnett (Bright Star), Deborah Findlay (Vanity Fair), Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Nicholas Hynter (The History Boys), director, producer; Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George), writer; Damian Jones (Belle) and Kevin Loader (In The Loop), producers; George Fenton (Mrs Henderson Presents), composer; Andrew Dunn (The Perks of Being  a Wallflower), cinematographer; Tariq Anwar (American Beauty), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Playwright Alan Bennett (Jennings) crosses paths with Miss Mary Shepherd (Smith), an eccentric homeless woman, and allows her to temporarily park her dilapidated car in his driveway, until she sorts things out. Unfortunately for Alan, and his family and friends, Miss Shepherd lives there for the next fifteen years…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Based on Alan Bennett’s true-life experiences with a homeless woman who lived on his driveway for over a decade, The Lady in the Van sees his misgivings become a hilarious British comedy for us all to enjoy.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2015