All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, Mrs Palfrey (Joan Plowright) strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer, Ludovic Meyer (Rupert Friend). Fate brings them together after she has an accident outside his basement flat. The two newly found friends discover they have a lot more in common with each other than they do with other people their own age. Ludovic inadvertently leads Mrs. Palfrey through her past; Mrs. Palfrey inadvertently leads Ludovic to his future where her life flashes before her eyes followed by a stroke resulting in the death of her illustrious life. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is a 2005 US-produced comedy-drama film based on the 1971 novel by Elizabeth Taylor.
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Directed by Dan Ireland and produced by Lee Caplin, Carl Colpaert and Zachary Matz from a screenplay by Ruth Sacks Caplin.
Cast: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zoe Tapper, Anna Massey, Robert Lang, Marcia Warren, Georgina Hale, Millicent Martin, Michael Culkin and Anna Carteret.
Ludovic is too good to be true, really. Too kind, too gentle, too patient with a lady 60 years his senior. But “Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont” is the kind of movie where nice people turn up, and soon Ludovic is doing Mrs. Palfrey a favor.
from rogerebert’s review of the movie
A scene of the movie in case you haven’t watched it.
Such a sweet guy, in this film we can see Rupert singing, being super sweet, a little scruffy, friendly, emotional. A good friend, a great grandson… An amazing performance, from his voice to his gestures and expressions….. I really loved Rupert’s role in this movie!!