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Bennett attended Leeds Modern School and gained a scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford, where he received an undergraduate degree in history in His fledgling career as a junior lecturer in history at Magdalen College, Oxford, was cut short after he enjoyed enormous success with the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe in It was followed by numerous plays, films, and television serials as well as several pieces for radio. In Talking Heads , a series of monologues for television, made him a household name and earned him the first of six Laurence Olivier Awards annual theatre awards established in as the Society of West End Theatre Awards. Set in Yorkshire in the s, the play featured a clash of values between two teachers coaching a class of state-school boys through their university entrance examinations.
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Alan Bennett born 9 May is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University , where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed to teach and research medieval history at the university for several years. His collaboration as writer and performer with Dudley Moore , Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival brought him instant fame. He gave up academia, and turned to writing full-time, his first stage play Forty Years On being produced in Bennett was born in Armley in Leeds.