Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Joan Plowright, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench chat about their lives and careers in BBC2's Nothing Like a Dame
“I’ll work forever if I’m asked” Judi Dench
While the archive footage of each of these national treasures is wonderful, the real joy is in seeing their easy, cheeky friendship as ‘Mags’, ‘Jude’ and co bicker about their views on key roles, the stars they have worked with over the years and even the merits of hearing aids!
The formidable foursome also engage in some steely interaction with the nervous film crew whenever they are asked a tedious question or required to pose for one photo too many.
“Mother said, ‘You’re no oil painting, but you have spark…'” Joan Plowright
They don’t make them like this any more!