Who wouldn’t want to sit down with Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright? Brett Kavanaugh? They are the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. This documentary tells us what happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats–up close and unfiltered.
“For the simple idea of sitting them all at a table and turning on a couple of movie cameras, the director Roger Michell should get a royal commendation himself.” — The New York Times
“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.” — Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
“A conversational feast with four acting Dames-Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright-who are not above profane fun and confessions that make them human. Don’t miss the chance to bask in the pleasure of their company.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith
Field Day Films (as Field Day Productions), Kew Media Group, The Dames Production