Plot Summary

Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtenay), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired musicians. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera and Reggie’s ex-wife moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel.

Quartet is a joyous and entertaining 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.


Maggie Smith
Billy Connolly
Tom Courtenay
Pauline Collins
Michael Gambon
Sheridan Smith

Additional Notes

Commentary with director Dustin Hoffman
Making of Quartet
Behind the scenes featurettes
Extended interviews
Deleted scenes