1. Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
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8. Alan Bennett said he "loosely" based The History Boys on his experiences at the school and his admission to Oxford.
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14. In 1988, Alan Bennett declined the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 1996 declined a knighthood.
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15. Alan Bennett lives in Camden Town in London, with his partner Rupert Thomas, the editor of World of Interiors magazine.
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16. Alan Bennett adapted the story again for a 2015 film, with Maggie Smith reprising her role again, and Nicholas Hytner directing again.
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19. Alan Bennett learned Russian at the Joint Services School for Linguists during his national service before applying for a scholarship at Oxford University.
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