Joan Plowright takes the title role as the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey, who moves into a hotel while she waits — and waits — for her 26-year-old grandson (Lorcan O’Toole) to return her calls after she relocates to London to be closer to him. Mrs. Palfrey is about to give up on her family when a fateful fall introduces her to kind young writer Ludovic Meyer (Rupert Friend), who — improbably —becomes her closest friend in this engaging drama.
Dan Ireland, born in Vancouver, began his career in 1975 as the co-founder/co-director of The Seattle International Film Festival where he was instrumental in helping launch the American careers of director Paul Verhoeven, and actors Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbe.
In the 1980’s, Ireland was the Owner/Operator of The Egyptian Theatre, the most successful independent theatre in the state of Washington. This theatre is still home to The Seattle International Film Festival, and holds the record for attendance and box-office grosses in the city of Seattle.
In 1993, Ireland moved to Senior Vice President of Production for Cineville, Inc., the ambitious new company responsible for producing the successful independent motion pictures.
For the past four years, Ireland worked with writer Michael Scott Myers, co-producer Benjamin Mouton, and actor/producer Vincent D’Onofrio. Since this collaboration, Ireland and D’Onofrio have formed a production company and plan to produce… read more