Tea with the Dames|Eileen Atkins
Tea with the Dames
Eileen Atkins and Judi Dench
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British director Roger Michell's documentary takes viewers through an afternoon conversation in the English countryside with four iconic actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. The four acting legends reminisce over their early acting days during the 1950s, relive pivotal moments in their careers, exchange industry gossip, and shed insight on their long-lived friendships.


Main Cast & Crew:
Robert Michell - Director
Eileen Atkins
Judi Dench
Joan Plowright
Maggie Smith


    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 84
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 030306958491
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: January 2019

"[A] wholly delightful talkathon....For the tea in question is not so much the beverage as a warm, steady stream of gossip, spilled lavishly, as four of the pre-eminent British actors of their generation reflect mirthfully on their careers, their lives and lovers, their ongoing insecurities and some 60 years of friendship between them." - 09/20/2018 Variety

"The assembled dames are so smart, witty and strong-willed, it’s a wrench to have to part company from them at the end of the film." - 09/21/2018 Hollywood Reporter

"Candid, insightful and unpredictable..." - 09/27/2018 Los Angeles Times

4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hee glorious clips from films and stage productions that Michell generously sprinkles through Tea With the Dames shows each actress radiating talent, youth, smarts and sexual vitality." - 09/21/2018 Rolling Stone

"TEA WITH THE DAMES features these women not just serving up refined dish but frankly comparing notes on the fears and anxieties of an actor’s life." - 09/20/2018 New York Times