Tuesday, August 30

Sheridan Smith Quartet DVD Released today

 UPDATED 6th May;  The DVD for Quartet is released today and can be ordered from Amazon for £10.00

UPDATED 11th January 2013:  Quartet No 1 at UK Box Office!

 UPDATED 12th December: Quartet will be released in cinemas from January 1st 2013.

UPDATED 27th October: Quartet premiered at the London Film Festival earlier this week and is due for release in the UK on 28th December. Watch Trailer for Quartet

Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman is making his directorial debut in London and is shortly to begin work on an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's 1999 stage comedy "Quartet” which centres on four retired opera singers who live together in a retirement home and perform a Verdi opera each year.

The play is being adapted for big screen by Harwood (Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Pianist ) and the principal very distinguished cast includes Dame Maggie Smith as Jean, Tom Courtenay as Reg, Pauline Collins as Cissy and Billy Connolly as Wilfred. Albert Finney was attached to the project but had to back out due to cancer. He was replaced first by Peter O'Toole and then by Connolly.

Dame Maggie Smith plays a once-grand dame of the opera world forced into reduced circumstances. She moves into the home and immediately shakes things up, helped by the fact that her former husband is already a resident.

Sheridan Smith is playing a doctor and is joined by cast members including Michael Gambon,  Trevor Peacock and David Ryall. .

Sheridan's career really is going from strength to strength since she left Legally Blonde - and deservedly so.

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