Alan Ayckbourn: Film Adaptations

This page contains basic details of the English language film adaptations of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. Click on a title below to find out more details about the adaptation.

NOTE: Most of these adaptations have not been made commercially available and are otherwise unavailable to obtain. Please do not contact the website or The Ayckbourn Archive about obtaining them as neither holds copies of the adaptations.




Michael Winner
Alain Resnais
Alain Resnais
Malcolm Mowbray
Alain Resnais
The most significant of the film adaptations of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays are those directed by Alain Resnais - Smoking / No Smoking, Private Fears In Public Places and Life Of Riley. In 2015, Positif magazine published a tribute by Alan Ayckbourn to the French film auteur, which can be found here.

All research in this section is by Simon Murgatroyd and should be credited if reproduced.