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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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Credited cast:
Maggie Smith ... Self / Various Characters (as Dame Maggie Smith)
Eileen Atkins ... Self / Various Characters (as Dame Eileen Atkins)
Judi Dench ... Self / Various Characters (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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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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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

Joan Plowright: They assume - well, I'm talking about critics - that we all assume we're the bee's knees and will take on these parts. They don't realize that we're shaking inside.
Eileen Atkins: On the way to the theater I always think, would you like to be run over now? Or in a massive car accident? And I only just come out on the side of no.
[all laugh]
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Connections

Features Downton Abbey (2010) See more »

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An absolute delight
6 November 2018 | by wkkl13See all my reviews

The film was exquisite. So rich in content, though there was no script. The dames were not disappointing and spoke candidly of their past experiences. At times, it touched on a bit of sadness due to the way things have led on, but in the end, it's about these marvellous women sharing their life with us.


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Language:

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Release Date:

2 May 2018 (UK) 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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1.85 : 1
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