Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont



Dan Ireland
Carl ProctorMarcia WarrenSophie LinfieldZo� TapperEmma PikeMillicent MartinGeorgina HaleRobert LangRupert FriendMichael CulkinAnna MasseyJoan Plowright
Recently widowed after a long and happy marriage, Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) moves into a London residential hotel that is more lively and elegant online than in fact. She is determined to make the best of it amongst the motley crew of residents, and particularly hopes her grandson will pay her a visit. But when she slips on the sidewalk and is aided by a penniless young writer (Rupert Friend), she invites him to dine at the Claremont?and plays along when her dinner mates assume that he is her grandson. They soon strike up a beautiful friendship: she has someone with whom she can share her memories and poetry, and he has a great mentor for his writing projects. But what has happened to Mrs. Palfrey's actual family? A sparkling British dramedy of companionship and kinship, MRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT co-stars Anna Massey, Georgina Hale and Zoë Tapper.
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