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Directed by Dustin Hoffman

UK 2012, 98 Min
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Producers: Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon

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?

scheinwerfer-xs Co-Production

A production of BBC Films, Fionla Dwyer Productions, Headline Pictures, Wildgaze Films in co-production with DCM


Golden Globes 2013

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Maggie Smith)

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