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maggie smith

My Old Lady (2014)

Having written more than 70 plays in his career, internationally acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz is transferring his narrative skills to the cinematic screen, marking his directorial debut of a full-length feature film, reuniting…

Quartet (2012)

Based on a play by Ronald Harwood (who also wrote this movie adaptation), Quartet sees Dustin Hoffman stepping in to the role of director for the first time (not counting the short time that he spent in the big chair on the 1978 movie…

Quartet (2012)

This year the Cornwall Film Festival closed with Dustin Hoffman’s enjoyable comedy drama Quartet and what a lovely way to end. The film features a plethora of British acting gems including Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and…

Potty About Potter

A creation that has as much magic in the backstory behind it as it does on the page and on the screen, young Harry Potter was brought to life by J. K. Rowling in the wonderful city of Edinburgh while the woman struggled to cope with life as…

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

A modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers has been done before (and with great success, by Mr Baz Luhrmann in particular) but it’s never really been portrayed with a cast full of animated gnomes. Or accompanied by a…