The Lady in the Van

Liz Dees got in touch with me about recreating a Hullywood moment for her mum Bea Dees. The film she had chosen was The Lady in the Van one of my favourite British film comedies of recent years.
Written by Alan Bennett, and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. It tells the true story of Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a dilapidated van on Bennett’s driveway in London for 15 years. Smith previously portrayed Shepherd twice: in the original 1999 theatrical production, which earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 2000 Olivier Awards[7] and in the 2009 BBC Radio 4 adaptation.
We recreated the shot in Pearson Park on a chilly saturday morning.