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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:
Maggie Smith ... Self (as Dame Maggie Smith)
Eileen Atkins ... Self (as Dame Eileen Atkins)
Judi Dench ... Self (as Dame Judi Dench)
Joan Plowright ... Self (as Dame Joan Plowright)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Altman ... Self (archive footage)
Frank Finlay ... Iago (archive footage)
John Gielgud ... Self (archive footage)
Julian Glover ... Self (archive footage)
Sheridan Morley Sheridan Morley ... Self (archive footage)
Laurence Olivier ... Self (archive footage)
Kim Philby ... Self (archive footage)
Vanessa Redgrave ... Self (archive footage)
Robert Stephens ... Self (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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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At one point, director Roger Michell can be heard off screen asking the four women to talk about getting old, with Judi Dench responding in a humorous tone, "F*** off, Roger". See more »

Quotes

Joan Plowright: My agent in America said to me, when he knew I couldn't do very much because of the eyesight going, and he said, "Well, if you do want to come over again, we'll look around for a nice little cameo that Judi Dench hasn't got her paws on."
[all laugh]
Judi Dench: How rude.
Maggie Smith: It's not rude at all.
Judi Dench: It's very, very rude.
Joan Plowright: Well, that's America, darling. That's how they talk.
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Connections

Features Tea with Mussolini (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Honky Tonk Women
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Such a pleasure to watch
18 September 2018 | by essential-23126See all my reviews

This was brilliant, entertaining, witty and original. Such a line-up of brilliant actresses (yes the female term of actor) who can keep us watching while they chat over afternoon tea. A fine combination of ladies who have received the title Dame in England in recognition of their talent and long term careers in theatre and film. A delight.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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