has long been established as one of the most significant actors of his generation, but he has never directed a film until now*. His directorial debut, Quartet
, is based on an acclaimed play by Ronald Harwood
(who also scripted Hoffman's film) and it stars some real luminaries: Maggie Smith
, Billy Connolly
, Pauline Collins
, Tom Courtenay
and Michael Gambon
.They play residents at a retirement home for retired opera ...