Nothing Like a Dame

Dir: Roger Mitchell
Cast: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright
100mins   2018   UK   no rating   English   

From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in …

Nothing Like a Dame is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of our most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They've watched each other's careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life's ups and downs together. Spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. The film also includes a range of astonishing archive material. Candid, funny, caustic, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing, this unmissable release is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame.

'There is a great deal of laughter - Dame Judi’s habit of nabbing all the plum roles is a target for her friends’ jokes, as is Dame Maggie’s less than enthusiastic reaction to becoming internationally famous thanks to her role in Downton Abbey.' - Anita Singh, The Telegraph


Wed 2 May