Downton Abbey DOWNTON ABBEY (2019) Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Moore, Lesley Nicol and Kate Phillips. Screenplay by Julian Fellowe
Sherlock Gnomes SHERLOCK GNOMES (2018) Featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Demetriou, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Julie Walters, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Merchant, James Hong, Matt Lucas, Kelly Asbury and Elton John. Screenplay by Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Ben Zazove. Directed by John Stevenson. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. 86 minutes. Rated PG. Be still my fangirl heart. The ga
The Lady in the Van THE LADY IN THE VAN (2015) Starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Deborah Findlay, Frances de la Tour, Gwen Taylor, Jim Broadbent, David Calder, James Corden, Dominic Cooper, Russell Tovey, Samuel Barnett, Geoffrey Streatfield and Clare Hammond. Screenplay by Alan Bennett. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. 104 minutes. Rated PG-13. Based upon a true story, The Lady in the Van is both heartfelt and in many way
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015) Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, David Strathairn, Richard Gere, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey and Subhrajyoti Barat. Screenplay by Ol Parker. Directed by John Madden. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. 122 minutes. Rated PG-13. I know that it was not intended this way, but the film title T
Israel Horovitz and Kevin Kline discuss “My Old Lady” at Cohen Media Group in New York. Kevin Kline and Israel Horovitz Looking In On Their Old Lady by Jay S. Jacobs Kevin Kline has spent a lot of time in France in his long career as an actor. He has done everything from French Kiss to The Pink Panther there. He even made the film Queen to Play in which he did his role almost completely in French. Therefore Kline jumped at the chance to go back to Paris and star in the film
Lesley Nicol stars as Mrs. Patmore on “Downton Abbey.” Going Downstairs in Downton Abbey With Lesley Nicol by Jay S. Jacobs When it was created in 2010, no one imagined that Downton Abbey – a period drama about the lives and loves of the rich owners of a British castle and their massive service staff – would become a cultural phenomenon. Not even the cast and crew, according to Lesley Nicol, who has played Mrs. Patmore, the head of the kitchen staff, since the very beginning.
Gosford Park GOSFORD PARK (2001) Starring Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Watson, Alan Bates, Derek Jacobi, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Northam, Bob Balaban and Ryan Phillippe. Screenplay by Julian Fellowes. Directed by Robert Altman. Distributed by Universal Pictures. 138 minutes. Rated R. Gosford Park has been promoted as the return of the British parlor mystery, but it is really nothing of the sort. Robert Altman’s latest film is i
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith and Julie Waters. Screenplay by Steve Kloves. Directed by Chris Columbus. Distributed by Warner Brothers. 152 minutes. Rated PG. I am one of five people in the world who has never read one of the Harry P