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    Maggie Smith Gets the Star Treatment for Quartet

    77 year old Maggie Smith has had a great year in TV and film. She rocks in Downton Abbey and she has a shot at a supporting nod for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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    'Broken,' 'Sightseers,' Berberian Sound Studio' Lead 15th British Independent Film Award Nominations

    The nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today and leading the pack with nine nominations is "Broken," which scored nods for Best Film, Best Director and Best Debut Director for Rufus Norris, Best Actor for Tim Roth and two Best Supporting Actor nominat...

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    Bond, Batman & Bridget Jones: The 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Cast (Hearts) Sequels

    A follow-up to Fox Searchlight's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is in the works, according to screenwriter Ol Parker. And while the John Madden-directed "Marigold" doesn't exactly cry out "sequel," its cast members are no strangers to the concept, especially w...

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    Watch: Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

    It may have already played at TIFF and the LFF amongst others, but Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet” will be hitting theaters on December 28th and now a trailer for the film has arrived online which you can watch below.

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    Trailer Watch: Maggie Smith is a Retired Singing Diva in Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

    The trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," has arrived. Maggie Smith stars as a former prima donna (in the literal and figurative sense) ruffling a few feathers at a home for retired opera singers...

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    Quote of the Day: "It's a Bit Baffling As To Why Everybody Has To Be Treated As If They Were Five Years Old."

    So says Dame Maggie Smith while doing press for her new film Quartet at the London Film Festival.

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    Oscars: Taking A Look At The Wide Open Best Supporting Actress Field

    Our Oscars coverage has, over the last few months, principally focused on the Best Picture race, which makes sense as what films look like possibilities continues to come into focus. But with the dust now settled on the festival season (well, except for the New York Film Festival getting underway to...

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    Watch: Retired Opera Singers Congregate In The First Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

    After a nearly half a century performing in front of cameras, this year will see Dustin Hoffman taking on the role of the director for "Quartet," a musically-tinged comedy adapted by Ronald Harwood from his own acclaimed stageplay.

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    Watch Downton Sixbey, Part 2: Jimmy Fallon, The Heir and His Mom

    If Downton Abbey is beginning to seem like a memory lost in the mist, if you are longing to hear Higgins the valet ask a footman, “Did you Febreeze His Lordship’s pantaloons?” you are ready for the new installment of Downton Sixbey from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel—movie review

    When a film has a dream cast led by Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, you can’t go far wrong, and that is exactly the case with Ol Parker’s adaptation of the novel by prolific British television and screenwriter Deborah Moggach, whose credits include the 2005 version of 'Pride...

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