Born in Leeds on 9 May, 1934, Alan Bennett is a playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He studied history at Exeter College, Oxford and then worked with the likes of Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook before producing his first stage play, Forty Years On, in 1968. Alan is also the creator of The Madness of George III, The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and the monologues that made up Talking Heads. He has declined a knighthood and a CEO. Alan has won many prestigious awards and has written nearly 50 TV play, over 20 stage plays, 13 films and over 30 books.