January 11th 2013
  • Comedy/Musical,
  • PG-13,
  • 98 min,
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Sheridan Smith, Andrew Sachs, Trevor Peacock, Luke Newberry, David Ryall, Eline Powell, Jumayn Hunter, Denis Khoroshko, Sarah Crowden, Michael Volpe, Dame Gwyneth Jones, David Christian, Shola Adewusi, Patricia Loveland, Kent Olesen, Colin Bradbury
  • Director: Dustin Hoffman
  • Writer: Ronald Harwood
  • Producers: Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon
  • Associate Producer: Christian Baute
  • Executive Producers: Jamie Laurenson, Dario Suter, Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny, Dickon Stainer, Xavier Marchand, Dustin Hoffman
  • Art Direction: Ben Smith
  • Casting: Lucy Bevan
  • D.O.P.: John de Borman
  • Editor: Barney Pilling
  • Makeup: Daniel Phillips
  • Music: Dario Marianelli
  • Production Design: Andrew McAlpine
  • Set Decoration: Sarah Whittle


Lifelong friends Wilf and Reggie, together with former colleague Cissy, are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home.

But when Jean Horton, a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reggie's ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone's surprise, the plans for this year's concert start to unravel.

As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical temperaments play havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on.

Based on Ronald Harwood's stage play of the same name, QUARTET is a wickedly comic film about redefining old age and growing old with hope; demonstrating how art illuminates life and the human spirit remains undimmed even as the brightest stars start to fade.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Buckinghamshire, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Brief strong language and suggestive humor
  • Production Companies: Headline Pictures, BBC Films, DCM Productions, Finola Dwyer Productions
  • Production Schedule: 12 September 2011 - November 2011

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 26 December 2012: Australia, New Zealand
  • 4 January 2013: Ireland, UK
  • 24 January 2013: Germany
  • 31 January 2013: Russia
  • 28 February 2013: Denmark
  • 8 March 2013: Sweden
  • 1 May 2013: France
  • 9 May 2013: Netherlands