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Movie News: BBC Films announce The Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith, London Road

BBC Films has announced its new slate for the Cannes Film Festival and it includes a new film adaptation of hit play The Lady In The Van. Maggie Smith will return to the role she immortalised on stage in 1999 as Miss Shepherd, alongside Alex Jennings – who is currently starring as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane – playing Alan Bennett. The movie will reunite the team behind The History Boys – Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner, who also directed the stage play of The Lady in the Van. Kevin Loader, Damian Jones …

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CASTING UPDATE FOR WEST END TRANSFER OF YOUNG VIC’S TWO TIME SELL-OUT A DOLL’S HOUSE

Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed Young Vic production of A Doll’s House will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited 12 week run beginning 8 August 2013. Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens’ new version of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is booking at the Duke of York’s Theatre to 26 October 2013, with press night on 14 August at 7pm.

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