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:: Spotlight :: Trailer and clips for Quartet

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumour circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Quartet is directed by Dustin Hoffman and stars Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon. The film opens in Australia on December 26.

Maggie Smith has been nominated for a Golden Globe award in January for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL category.

Check out the following video clips:

Steady Reg
The clip stars Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins - when we see Cecily (played by Pauline Collins) announce that Jean Horton (played by Maggie Smith) will be moving to Beecham House.

Please Call Me Wilf
The clip stars Billy Connolly and Sheridan Smith - when we see Wilf (played by Billy Connolly) flirting with Dr. Lucy Cogan (played by Sheridan Smith).

Jean’s Arrival

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