Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright
Runtime: 84 minutes
Four grand dames of the English theatre (and films too) get together over a cup of tea and reminisce about their long friendship, their illustrious careers, acting for the stage and the camera, and life in general. It’s uproariously funny, candid, and utterly irresistible.
Sixty years ago, seismic changes ripped through the cultural establishment and, together with music and fashion, British theatre experienced an explosion of creativity and talent, the impact of which was felt around the world and is still tangible today.
Pivotal to these creative and social shifts were a group of young actresses including Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith. All have received Damehoods in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the acting profession.
Directed by Roger Michell, Nothing Like A Dame invites you to spend time with these icons as they talk about their lives now and then: their experience in theatre, TV and cinema and the memories they have from when they were bright young things right up to the present day – as they look back with the wisdom of their years.
“Wholly delightful.” - Guy Lodge, Variety
“The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film. I can’t for the life of me think of any other recent documentary in which I have laughed pretty much all the way through.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian