The Lady In The Van Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by the magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins temporarily parks her van in Alan Bennett's (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait. A Street Cat Named Bob Based on the true life story and international bestselling book, A STREET CAT NAMED... BOB is a moving and uplifting film that will touch the heart of everyone. When London busker and recovering drug addict James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) finds injured ginger street cat Bob in his sheltered accommodation, he has no idea just how much his life is about to change. Features: The Lady In The Van The Making of The Lady In The Van featurette The Visual Effects featurette Playing the Lady: Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd featurette Commentary with Nicholas Hytner Deleted Scenes A Street Cat Named Bob Behind the Scenes Featurette [show more]
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Double bill of heartwarming comedy dramas based on real life events. Maggie Smith stars in 'The Lady in the Van' (2015), a British comedy drama adapted from the play by Alan Bennett which is based on true events from his life. When suburban homeowner Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) discovers a dishevelled woman living in her van parked on his street, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with her and invites her to park in his driveway for a few weeks. As Bennett and the other residents of the Camden street shower Miss Shepherd (Smith) with food and gifts to make her feel welcome, the generosity, although seemingly unappreciated, does not go unnoticed and the previously lonely woman becomes intent on staying put. 'A Street Cat Named Bob' (2016) is based on the true story that was adapted into the international bestselling autobiographical novel by James Bowen. Luke Treadaway stars as James, a homeless man struggling with drug addiction and busking to get by on the streets of London. When James comes across an injured stray cat he nurses him back to health and names him Bob. They become inseparable and make for an unusual street music act. Bob's companionship inspires James to overcome his drug addiction and share his story.