Nothing Like A Dame

Nothing Like A Dame   


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 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 (Notting Hill, Venus), 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. 



Nothing Like A Dame holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

"These gems are the stuff of legends" - NY Daily News

"Hugely enjoyable" - THE SUNDAY TIMES

"83 minutes of bliss" - OBSERVER

***** [Five Stars] - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

“Outrageously funny” - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

"The laughter and pure hysteria are infectious in this wildly enjoyable film" - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

“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

“An Avengers: Infinity War of theatrical anecdotery” - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

“This shows they [female stars] can be brutally funny” - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

“Sensational stills and archive footage”  - Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

**** [Four Stars] - TIME OUT

“A joyful, revelatory doc.” - TIME OUT

**** [Four Stars] - THE ARTS DESK

“Anyone who cares about theatre, resilience, growing older gracefully, laughter, love or life itself really should watch it. It's a revealing and life-enhancing hoot.”  - WHAT'S ON STAGE

**** [Four Stars] - THE TELEGRAPH 

"Charming" - THE TELEGRAPH 

**** [Four Stars] - THE EXPRESS

“Nothing Like A Dame is gossipy, warm-hearted and good-natured, containing ample displays of Maggie Smith’s wicked wit and Joan Plowright’s wisdom and showing why all four are so deeply cherished. A joyful tonic of a film.” - THE EXPRESS

**** [Four Stars] - THE SUNDAY TIMES

“Director Roger Michell did a beautiful job with his gentle, hands-off approach, which led to a marvellously entertaining programme.” - THE DAILY MAIL

“One of the highlights of the year on television… Don’t miss this. It’s a quiet triumph.” - SAGA MAGAZINE

“Many, cheeky and joyful revelations to come out of Nothing Like A Dame, a ripe treat of a film… One of the most loveable films of the year - and certainly one of the funniest.” - JASON SOLOMONS

“Settle down for an absolute treat of a film” - TV TIMES MAGAZINE

“This is a genial affair. The great affection shared between the friends is infectious and their humour as sharp as it is warm… More please.” - THE FILM BLOG

“A truly fantastic documentary” - LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

“An absolute winner” - WHAT’S ON STAGE

Genre: Theatrical, Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, True Story, Documentary, Biography

Year of Production: 2018

Running Time: 1 x 82-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:A Field Day Productions BBC Arena co-production