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Tea With the Dames (2018)

Nothing Like a Dame (original title)
Unrated | | Documentary | 2 May 2018 (UK)
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Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.

Director:

Roger Michell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eileen Atkins ... Herself / Various Characters
Judi Dench ... Herself / Various Characters
Joan Plowright ... Herself
Maggie Smith ... Herself / Various Characters
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Altman ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Finlay ... Iago (archive footage)
John Gielgud ... Himself (archive footage)
Julian Glover ... Himself (archive footage)
Sheridan Morley Sheridan Morley ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)
Kim Philby ... Himself (archive footage)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Stephens ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. The four acting greats discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre.

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tea with the Dames See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,777, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$889,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,188,434
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The four Dames have enjoyed varying success at the Academy Awards. Judi Dench has received seven nominations, Maggie Smith six nominations, Joan Plowright just one, and Eileen Atkins was never nominated. But the biggest winner is Maggie Smith for being awarded two Oscars: a Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), and a Best Supporting Actress for California Suite (1978); while a Best Supporting role on Shakespeare in Love (1998) gave Judi Dench her only Oscar. See more »

Quotes

Roger Michell: What would your advice be to your younger selves?
Judi Dench: Oh, christ...
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Hilarious and existential
29 November 2018 | by luciecottetSee all my reviews

So funny, so witty, so much excellence from this ladies. Absolutely on point, smart, funny. And makes you think about life - even for us mere mortals. Just wondering why so much talk about L. Olivier had to be included...a wee bit of a patriarcal angle maybe, that sounded easy and boring considering the women power channeling of the film.


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