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Trailer Watch: Maggie Smith is a Retired Singing Diva in Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 29, 2012 at 1:11PM

The trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," has arrived. Maggie Smith stars as a former prima donna (in the literal and figurative sense) ruffling a few feathers at a home for retired opera singers...
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"Quartet"
"Quartet"

The trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," has arrived. Maggie Smith stars as a former prima donna (in the literal and figurative sense) ruffling a few feathers at a home for retired opera singers. Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins and Billy Connolly also star.

The film screens at the upcoming AFI Fest on November 4 and 8, before its theatrical release on January 4, 2013. Read our TOH! review of the film here.

This article is related to: Maggie Smith, Dustin Hoffman, Trailers, Video, Quartet


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.