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Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon in "Quartet"

Posted by: Catherine
October 29, 2012, 08:32 PM

Oscar award winner Dustin Hoffman is turning over a new leaf and transitioning from acting to directing. In his directional debut, he has snagged Harry Potter actors Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore). Quartet, which is set to release December 28, is a story of retired opera singers living in a retirement community together. According to, drama begins when a singer's ex-wife returns and refuses to perform for a traditional concert put on every year for members' birthdays. Maggie Smith plays the troublesome ex-wife. Yahoo! Movies posted another clip along with the trailer. Both can be seen here or below. The Celebrity Cafe posted a trailer, and reported:

Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman is graduating to directing with a new film Quartet, which stars a couple of Harry Potter alums and a few other great British actors. Yahoo! Movies released the trailer this weekend for the film that will just sneak into the Oscar race if it proves to be that type of film.

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Ooh, sounds like an interesting movie. :) will certainly be giving this a look see.

Posted by LunaLuver on October 30, 2012, 01:29 AM report to moderator
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WeenyOwl had talked about this movie last week I believe, she is right, it looks really good!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on October 30, 2012, 01:29 PM report to moderator
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I saw ‘Quartet’ at the Woodstock Film Festival earlier this month and it was excellent. I am hoping that Dame Maggie will get an Oscar nomination – she is brilliant in it! Gambon’s role as an overbearing, conceited retired stage director is much smaller, but I liked him better in it than as Dumbledore. Highly recommended!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on October 30, 2012, 01:39 PM report to moderator
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Will put it on my ‘must see list’…

Posted by Won_Two on October 30, 2012, 08:14 PM report to moderator
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It does look really good! Looking forward to it…

Posted by LillianJames on October 31, 2012, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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