Gosford Park

In November 1932, wealthy industrialist Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon), his wife, Lady Sylvia McCordle (Kristin Scott Thomas), along with their daughter, Isobel (Camilla Rutherford), host a weekend shooting party at their country estate, Gosford Park. The guests are predominantly their relations. After arriving, the guests make small talk at tea, while their servants are directed to their room assignments by head housekeeper, Mrs Wilson (Helen Mirren). Mrs Wilson takes note when valet, Robert Parks (Clive Owen) mentions having been raised in an orphanage. Parks takes an interest in Mary MacEachran (Kelly Macdonald), maid to Constance, Countess of Trentham (Maggie Smith). Head housemaid, Elsie (Emily Watson), guides the inexperienced Mary through the gathering.