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Alan Bennett
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Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Born on 9th of May 1934

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Born 1934 - English dramatist, actor & director

An actor and author, he achieved instant fame in 1960 by appearing in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe along with Dudley Moore, Jonathon Miller and Peter Cook. Bennett's first stage play, Forty Years On was produced in 1968. Many television, radio and stage plays followed, as well as acting. In 1994 his adaptation of The Madness of King George received four Academy Award nominations. His critically-acclaimed The History Boys won three Olivier Awards in 2005.

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