Maggie Smith has a boogie in new photos and trailer from The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Del Patel also appear in our exclusive stills from the upcoming sequel

The star-studded cast of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are back for a sequel and has an exclusive first glimpse.


Back for a second jaunt at India’s (ahem) luxury resort for the Elderly and Beautiful are… Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle. 

Tamsin Greig also joins the British acting royalty along with Richard Gere, playing fresh arrivals Lavinia and Guy. With one remaining vacancy at the hotel, there’s a rooming predicament for the newcomers, meanwhile young entrepreneur Sonny (Patel) is caught between his business and his imminent marriage to love of his life Sunaina (Tina Desae). 

Evelyn and Douglas (Dench and Nighy) have now joined the local workforce and share regular dates over Chilla pancakes while Norman and Carol (Pickup and Hardcastle) negotiate the ups and downs of their exclusive relationship. Madge (Imrie) has two eligible and wealthy suitors on her plate while Muriel (Smith) is newly-installed as the hotel’s co-manager and coping with the demands of a traditional Indian wedding. 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be set in India and released in UK cinemas on 27 February 2015

Take a look at the first trailer and a batch of extra stills below… 

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