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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

Despite the American release title "Tea With the Dames", the dames are never actually seen drinking tea, with the exception of Eileen Atkins having a tea cup in front of her in one segment, and Judi Dench being offered a coffee mug of some beverage in another segment. "Tea" is slang for "gossip shared between friends". See more »

Quotes

Joan Plowright: Do you think we ought to have a glass of champagne around this one?
Eileen Atkins: Yes.
Maggie Smith: Why didn't anybody think of that a few hours ago?
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Connections

References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

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April Showers
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva and Louis Silvers
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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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Official Sites:

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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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Runtime:

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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