Fun Facts About the Cast of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai).

 

 

Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

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Fun Facts About the Cast of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith
One of the world’s most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. She is one of only a few actresses to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar after winning a Best Actress Oscar.

Tena Desae
Tena Desae is a model turned actress who debuted in Bollywood and has since enjoyed a successful career on the big screen and small screen. 

Dev Patel

Dev Patel
Dev Patel is just 24 years old and he may look familiar because he is best known for the 2008 film  Slumdog Millionaire.

Tamsin Greig
Though most know her from Shaun of the Dead, Tamsin Greig also establish a career in theatre and won Best Shakespearean Performance, London Critics Circle Theatre Awards for her theatre role in “Much Ado About Nothing” as Beatrice.

Richard Gere
Richard Gere

Richard Gere began established himself as a household name with the 1980 film American Gigolo. Since then he has scored in numerous blockbusters including Pretty Woman, named 50 Most Beautiful People in the world, and worked actively in as a humanitarian with an emphasis on Tibet. 

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The Giveaway

In celebration of love blooming at The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in theaters March 6th, one lucky winner will receive courtesy of Fox Searchlight:

  • $50 Visa gift card to inspire your next move
  • Hotel Key Chain
  • Tote Bag
  • Copy of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD (the first film)

(5) full value coupons for Mars Ice Cream products (coupon ARV $5.50).

How to Enter to Win

Step#1: Watch the preview above. Answer in the comments below, “Do you think you’ll like the movie? Why?”

Step #2: Use this easy giveaway form below to record your entries – good luck!! The comment entry is the only mandatory one you must complete to enter. All others are purely optional for those that really want to win!

105 thoughts on “Fun Facts About the Cast of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

  1. I do think I’ll see it. I haven’t seen Richard Gere in a movie for a long time, so I want to see it for that reason. It looks good, but then again most of his movies do. ;)

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  2. I like the positive message in the film, about how life doesn’t stop being interesting, until you stop being interested…

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  3. Looks great a real storyline and devolped characters a lot of movies these days seem to be missing that. I also love Richard Gere have had such a crush since pretty woman

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  4. I think I will like the movie as I like all of the actors and actresses in it. It just looks like a fun and quirky movie, which is my favorite kind.

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  5. I can’t wait to see this movie. The first one was great and it’s a movie that I will enjoy taking my mom to see. The relationship between Sonny and his mom is so funny, and I know the wedding scenes will be wonderful.

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  6. Yes, I think I will like the movie–mainly because of the stellar cast. They would have to be really bad writers to make all of them look bad!

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  7. I definitely want to see this movie. I am positive it is really going to be fun – the actors and actresses are all very good!

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  8. I hadn’t ever heard of this movie before now. It looks like it’s going to be good and ha such a great cast. I’ll have to check it out.

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  9. I didn’t see the first film, but I am not sure why. I love the trailer for this one, so I think I need to see the first one and then this one! I love Dev Patel from his work on The Newsroom.

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  10. I saw the first one, and love the actors. It’s a tad too packaged and improbable for me, and the sequel appears to be more of the same. Maybe I’ll see it if a friend wants to go and asks me to go along.

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  11. Maggie Smith is one of my favorite actresses. Richard Gere isn’t too bad on the eyes either, hehehe.

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  12. I’ll watch anything Maggie Smith is in and usually like it, but I really enjoyed the first film and this is such a winning cast, that I know I’ll have a good time with the sequel!

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  13. Yes, I think I would like it! It looks fun, and the Indian culture is so interesting to me. I would like to see that part especially.

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  14. I think I love it …it is a funny and complex movie…. I love the first one …defenetly I want to to see the second one too

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  15. Rarely is a sequel any good. I’m guessing that it will be predictable and a little too long. Everyone knows that sequels are mainly made to make more money for the studios and filmmakers.

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  16. I am positive I would love it; I am familiar with most of the British actors in the movie, it’s a great “mature” movie for all of us up there in age, and it looks so colorful.

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  17. I think I would like the movie. Would give an interesting perspective on being older and having a great time in an exotic location

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  18. I like all the different characters and the actors Dev Patal and Maggie Smith. Also the new character of Richard Gere in this movie! I want to see the wedding and how the new movie all plays out!

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  19. I like the movie because I like Dev Patel and Maggie Smith in this movie. Also I would like to see the wedding and see the new character played by Richard Gere! This movie has a lot of things going on and looks exciting!

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  20. I’m so excited they made a 2nd one of this movie. I can’t wait to see it. Looks like it’s going to be fun.

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  21. The addition of Richard Gere looks like it’ll be fun (especially the romance part, e.g., when the one character says, “Have mercy on my ovaries.”). It also looks like it’ll be a visual feast!

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  22. I would love this movie cause it has a lot of fun moments in it, great characters, and seems very uplifting.

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  23. I need to see the first film in this series and then make it a point to see the sequel. I think I will take my mom since she is a big Richard Gere fan!

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  24. I haven’t ever heard of this before! But I LOVE Richard Gere so I’m sure it’s fabulous! Very cool! I want to check it out!

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  25. This movie is a little different of what I usually like to watch but I would give it a try. Seems interesting and I’ve heard great things about it.

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  26. What a great giveaway! I can’t wait to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The first movie was amazing.

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