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  • Based on the smash hit play of the same name, THE LADY IN THE VAN stars Maggie Smith as Miss Mary Shepherd, a cantankerous yet eloquent homeless woman who sets up residence on the curb outside the home of a single writer. As the writer struggles to navigate having a lunatic on his front lawn, he begins to learn that all is not as it seems with Miss Shepherd. As always Smith is in top form, in a role she played in the original theatrical production in London's West End. With humor and heart, THE LADY IN THE VAN proves we never know who might be living right under our noses. — Lane Kneedler

  • Born in Manchester, England, Nicholas Hytner is a director of theater and film. His features include CENTER STAGE, THE CRUCIBLE, THE HISTORY BOYS (AFI FEST 2006) and THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION. THE LADY IN THE VAN premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Anna J. Takayama
    Sony Pictures Classics
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