A Who’s Who Guide to ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’
BBC Blogs- America - almost 6 years
The cast of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - including Bill Nighy (left) Dame Judi Dench (center), Dev Patel (6th left) and Celia Imrue (right) arriving for the UK premiere. (Yui Mok/AP Images)
How many recognizable British stars, senior division, can you cram into one movie? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel manages to feature more than a half dozen, and since most of these stars are getting on in years, better to praise them now rather than wait.
The movie is a fun romp about a group of English geezers who move to a dilapidated hotel in Jaipur, India in hopes of living more cheaply in retirement. It opens today (Friday, May 4).
Its impressive cast includes Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie. (As a bonus, Julie Christie puts in a brief appearance near the end.)
At the opposite end of the age curve is Dev Patel, the young Anglo-Indian actor who became a star in Slumdog Millionaire. In Marigold Hotel, he plays an amb...
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