WATCH: Dame Maggie Smith Bickering with Kevin Kline in ‘My Old Lady’

Dame Maggie Smith in 'My Old Lady' (Pic: BBC Films)

Dame Maggie Smith in ‘My Old Lady’ (Pic: BBC Films)

Take a look at this trailer here. It’s for a BBC Films production called My Old Lady and it stars Dame Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas. Kevin plays Mathias Gold, a poor New Yorker who learns that his father, from whom he has been estranged, has left him a flat in Paris in his will.

Only one problem, it has a serious infestation of the Great Theatrical Madams of Olde Englande variety:

The film is based on the play by Israel Horovitz, who also directs, and it’s clearly a film that has a lot to say about family secrets, about the strange ways in which families get past enormous problems, and about what happens to the situations people integrate around themselves when they die.

Plus, and we really can’t oversell this, Dame Maggie Smith is being snippy with a boorish Kevin Kline, and so is Kristen Scott Thomas. That’s a B.O.G.O.F. offer you can’t refuse.

My Old Lady is released in the U.S. on September 10.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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