Quartet. Image shows from L to R: Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Jean Horton (Maggie Smith).

Quartet

2012 British comedy film. Stars Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Sheridan Smith and Michael Gambon.

On TV on Friday 28th December at 11:10pm on BBC2

Quartet

Quartet

Dustin Hoffman directs this comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name.

Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers Cissy (Pauline Collins), Reginald (Tom Courtenay) and Wilf (Billy Connolly).

Once part of a quartet, the three still take part in an annual concert to celebrate the birthday of composer Giuseppe Verdi. But this year things are complicated by the arrival of the fourth member of their quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), a die-hard diva who also happens to be Reginald's ex-wife.

Theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flare as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, "the show must go on".

First released: Monday 6th May 2013

  • Distributor: Momentum
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: MP1199D

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  • Distributor: Momentum
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: MP1199BR

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