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Quartet is UK’s number one comedy

Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut tops box office.

Quartet

Hollywood veteran Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet is the UK’s number one comedy, its week one box office tally stands at £2.3 million. With a leading cast all aged over 70, Quartet is a joyous, entertaining and uplifting story about redefining old age and growing old with hope, showing how the human spirit remains undimmed even as the brightest stars start to fade.

Starring a panoply of the world’s greatest acting and musical talent including six-time Oscar® nominee and two-time winner Maggie Smith (the Harry Potter series, Downton Abbey, Gosford Park), double Oscar® nominee and BAFTA winner Tom Courtenay (The Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, Gambit), BAFTA nominee Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown), Oscar® nominee and BAFTA winner Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine), Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith (Legally Blonde, The Musical, Hedda Gabler) and four-time BAFTA winner Michael Gambon (the Harry Potter series, The King’s Speech).

Quartet is written by the multiple Oscar® and BAFTA winning screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly), based on his own play of the same name.

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