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Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. The wheeze of bringing together four of Britain’s distinguished theatrical dames – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith – and letting them reminisce has yielded an extraordinary film which opens in cinemas next week before being shown on BBC TV under the Arena banner. Called, inevitably, Nothing Like a Dame, and directed by Roger Michell, it is both hilarious and, in its mix of present-day recollection and past footage, extremely touching. It also reminds…
via Judi, Maggie, Joan and Eileen: all hail British theatre’s great dames | Michael Billington | Stage | The Guardian
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What a great collection of acting talent. I will look forward to seeing that film on ‘Arena’.
Best wishes, Pete. x
I hope PBS airs this in the states soon!
I can’t say that I recognize Ms. Plowright, but the others I’ve enjoyed immensely. I agree with Jennie that I hope it airs here too!
Thanks for all your comments. I’m beside myself with glee at the prospect!
What a group of amazing ladies.