Tea with the Dames

Tea with the Dames

Tea with the Dames

Dames Judi Dench (Philomena), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), Eileen Atkins (TV's Cranford) & Joan Plowright (Enchanted April) talk about their acting experiences across the ages in this documentary from Roger Michell (My Cousin Rachel, Notting Hill). Released under the title Nothing Like a Dame in the UK and US. 

2018Rating: M, Coarse Language84 minsUK
Documentary
Director:
Roger Michell ('My Cousin Rachel', 'Le Week-End', 'Notting Hill')
Cast:
Judi DenchMaggie SmithEileen AtkinsJoan Plowright

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Tea with the Dames / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Roger Michell helms a delightful documentary celebrating British acting legends Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins. Friends since the 1950s, this is the first time all four have appeared on screen together, taking tea at Plowright’s country home to reminisce about their long careers.

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The Times

The Times

A torrent of mischief, gossip, swearing, recitations, singing and reminiscence.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The assembled dames are so smart, witty and strong-willed, it's a wrench to have to part company from them at the end of the film.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Each of these dames of the realm gets to play the choicest of roles: herself.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

I guarantee that the appearance of the end credits will leave you wanting much more.

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NPR

NPR

A delightful, delicate, delicious crustless-finger-sandwich of a film.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Candid, insightful and unpredictable, (the Dames) are not only acting legends but also great friends. And a treat to hang out with.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film.

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Stuff

Stuff

An absorbing and fascinating look back at the last 60 years of British stage and screen.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Can there be any sight more English than Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright sitting bickering in a garden overlooking the Sussex countryside?

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