Giuseppe Verdi, a genial Italian composer, the author of eternal "Grand March" from Aida, was born 10 October 1813. Since that time all the progressive society of musicians and opera lovers are celebrating Verdi's birthday each year. Quartet, a movie filmed in 2012 by Dustin Hoffman, follows the most recognized event of annual Verdi's birthday – a concert in Beecham House, a fictional retirement house for gifted musicians and concertmasters. Every year everything is going smoothly on this solemnity, but not this time. A wife of one of the quartet members, Jean joins the party to make a fuss around the celebration and summons the old spirits of rivalry between her husband Reg and rest of the quartet contributors Cissy, Wilf and Cedric. The ensembly cast of Quartet time and again consists of well matured actors and actress: Billy Connolly (The Hobbit, The X Files: I Want to Believe, The Last Samurai) is playing Wilf while Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , Harry Potter franchise, Becoming Jane) is playing Jean, a Reg's wife. Reginald is portrayed by Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass, Last Orders, Let Him Have It) while Michael Gambon (Brideshead Revisited, The King's Speech, The Book of Eli) is playing Cedric. The next Quartet member Cissy is portrayed by Pauline Collins, which may be familiar to you by her roles in Albert Nobbs as Margaret 'Madge' Baker and in Paradise Road as Daisy 'Margaret' Drummond.

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