Maggie Smith is 'The Lady in the Van,' on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital April 19
Monday, March 7, 2016
The critically acclaimed Sony Pictures Classics film features the magnificent Maggie Smith (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), whose portrayal of Miss Mary Shepherd earned her a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture. Alex Jennings (Babel) heads the ensemble cast, along with James Corden (TV’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden”), Dominic Cooper (My Week with Marilyn), and Jim Broadbent (Brooklyn). THE LADY IN THE VAN was written by Oscar®-nominated playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) and directed by BAFTA and five-time Tony®-winning director Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys). The Blu-ray, DVD & Digital releases of THE LADY IN THE VAN will include a Maggie Smith profile, making-of featurette, deleted scenes, visual effects piece, and more.
Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a 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 favor 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.
The Blu-ray and DVD special features include:
*Playing The Lady: Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd
*The Making of The Lady in the Van
*The Visual Effects
*Commentary with Director Nicholas Hytner