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Tea with Mussolini (1999) Poster

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Arabella's dog Nikki is actually the director's dog.
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The combat scenes late in the picture are clips from A Bridge Too Far (1977).
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Vanessa Redgrave and Angela Lansbury were first considered for the roles of Lady Hester and Mary, but due their schedule problems they were replaced by Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.
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Chris Larkin, who plays Major Gibson, is Maggie Smith's son.
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Cher; and two Oscar nominees: Joan Plowright and Lily Tomlin.
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Cher has stated that the only reason she took the part of Elsa was because director/writer Franco Zeffirelli said he could only see her and no other actress in the role.
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Maggie Smith and Judi Dench previously appeared in A Room with a View (1985).
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Maggie Smith & Judi Dench did several more films together: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", its sequel, and Ladies in Lavender.
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Last cinema film of Michael Williams.
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Thirty years earlier, Maggie Smith starred in The Prime of Miss Jeam Brodie (1969), as another misguided woman who worshiped Mussolini.
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The battle scenes towards the end of the film are taken from A Bridge Too Far (1977), which starred Joan Plowright's husband Laurence Olivier.
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