Alan Bennett is a British actor, author, playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for co-writing and performing the play ‘Beyond the Fringe’ at the 1960 ‘Edinburgh Festival.’ His first stage play, ‘Forty Years On,’ was produced in 1968. Alan wrote some quite successful plays, such as ‘The Madness of King George’ (1994), which won 4 ‘Oscar’ nominations; ‘The History Boys’ (2004), and ‘Allelujah!’ (2018). He made his screen acting debut in TV film ‘Chronicle’ (1964). Some of his popular TV shows include ‘On the Margin’ (1966), ‘Breaking Up’ (1986), ‘A Dance to the Music of Time’ (1997), ‘Meg and Mog’ (2003-2004). He made his film debut in ‘Every Home Should Have One’ in 1970. His popular films include ‘Little Dorrit’ (1987), ‘The Madness of King George (1994), ‘In Love and War’ (1996), and ‘The Lady in the Van’ (2014). His least successful film is ‘Long Shot’ (1980).
Fourth of ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball,’ the charity benefit show was staged for Amnesty International and was directed by John Cleese. It features music acts by Sting, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Donovan, Pete Townsend and re-united ex-Yardbird members Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. The comedy performances included skits by John Cleese with former Monty Python members, Rowan Atkinson, Barry Humphries and others.
Teddy is an executive working at an advertising agency, whose boss gives him an assignment to come up with an attractive campaign for frozen porridge. Teddy decides to put suggestive material into the commercials in order to attract more customers.
Alan Bennett Awards
|Screen One||Best Single Drama||1992|