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Director:
Writers:
Ronald Harwood (play)
Ronald Harwood (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 March 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Four friends looking for a little harmony See more »
Plot:
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Rare gem, truly a masterpiece!!!!!!!!! See more (116 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Maggie Smith ... Jean Horton

Tom Courtenay ... Reginald Paget

Billy Connolly ... Wilf Bond

Pauline Collins ... Cissy Robson

Michael Gambon ... Cedric Livingston

Sheridan Smith ... Dr. Lucy Cogan

Andrew Sachs ... Bobby Swanson
Gwyneth Jones ... Anne Langley (as Dame Gwyneth Jones)

Trevor Peacock ... George

David Ryall ... Harry

Michael Byrne ... Frank White

Ronnie Fox ... Nobby
Patricia Loveland ... Letitia Davis

Eline Powell ... Angelique

Luke Newberry ... Simon
Shola Adewusi ... Sheryl
Jumayn Hunter ... Joey
Aleksandra Duczmal ... Marta
Denis Khoroshko ... Tadek
Sarah Crowden ... Felicity Liddle
Colin Bradbury ... Olly Fisher
Patricia Varley ... Octavia
Ronnie Hughes ... Tony Rose
Jack Honeyborne ... Dave Trubeck

John Rawnsley ... Nigel
Nuala Willis ... Norma McIntyre
Melodie Waddingham ... Marion Reed
Cynthia Morey ... Lottie Yates
John Heley ... Leo Cassell
Graeme Scott ... Fred
John Georgiadis ... Bill
Ita Herbert ... Regina
Ania Duczmal ... Eva
Cyril Davey ... Flat piano Resident
Esme Penry-Davey ... Young Pianist
Virginia Bradbury ... Daisy
Isla Mathieson ... Young Violinist Isla
Iona Mathieson ... Young Violinist Iona
Claudia Mellor ... Lady Gaga Girl
Penelope Zagoul ... Cleaner
Helen Bradbury ... Daisy's Mother
Jennifer Spillane ... Waltzing Neurologist
Catherine Wilson ... Resident
David Christian ... Resident
Rashid Karapiet ... Resident
Arthur Nightingale ... Resident (as Arther 'Arthuro' Nightingale)
Vass Anderson ... Resident
Desmond Longfield ... Resident
Michael Pearn ... Resident
Peta Bartlett ... Resident
Jill Pert ... Resident
Marina Banfield ... Resident
Barbara Head ... Resident
Martin Kennon ... Resident
Valerie Barnes ... Resident
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Evans ... Paramedic
Kent Olesen ... Lars (uncredited)
Michael Volpe ... Sceneshifter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dustin Hoffman 
 
Writing credits
Ronald Harwood (play)

Ronald Harwood (screenplay)

Produced by
Christian Baute .... associate producer
Christoph Daniel .... executive producer
Finola Dwyer .... producer
Amanda Kaplan .... co-associate producer
Stewart Mackinnon .... producer
Nick O'Hagan .... line producer
Amanda Posey .... associate producer
Marc Schmidheiny .... executive producer
Dario Suter .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
 
Cinematography by
John de Borman 
 
Film Editing by
Barney Pilling 
 
Casting by
Lucy Bevan 
 
Production Design by
Andrew McAlpine 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Sarah Whittle 
 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
 
Makeup Department
Beverley Binda .... hair & make-up supervisor
Lynn Doron .... makeup trainee
Marzenna Fus-Mickiewicz .... additional makeup artist
Marzenna Fus-Mickiewicz .... hair stylist
Daniel Phillips .... makeup & hair designer
Natalie Reid .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Polly Duval .... post-production supervisor
Philie Naughten .... production manager
Alan Pritt .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Barlow .... third assistant director
Alex Gavigan .... crowd third assistant director
Olivia Lloyd .... second assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey .... first assistant director
Vaughn Stein .... additional crowd third assistant director: daily
 
Art Department
George Ausburger .... carpenter
Claudia Brewster .... petty cash buyer
Philippa Broadhurst .... standby art director: pickups
Jay Butcher .... carpenter
Laura Conway-Gordon .... standby art director
Gary Dempsey .... painter
Stephen Doyle .... props
David Engleman .... carpenter
Kimberley Fahey .... props buyer
Barry Gingell .... computer graphic designer
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Jane Harwood .... assistant art director
Luke Hull .... art department assistant
Nigel Kirk .... head painter
Jason Line .... scenic artist
Jono Moles .... construction manager: London
Camise Oldfield .... graphic designer
Barnaby Papworth .... head carpenter
Adam Woodbridge .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Niv Adiri .... sound effects editor
Niv Adiri .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer
Luke Brown .... assistant foley mixer
Duran Darkins .... additional boom operator: dailies
Marco Dary .... sound supervisor: Italy
Gillian Dodders .... adr editor
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gathard .... foley mixer
Mark Heslop .... sound effects editor
Feildel Kévin .... dubbing editor
Yann Legay .... dubbing mixer
Dash Mason-Malik .... boom operator
Emilie O'Connor .... assistant dialogue editor
Emmet O'Donnell .... adr recordist
Timothy Siddall .... sound mix technician
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
George Trevis .... sound maintenance
Martin Trevis .... sound recordist
Manu Gerber .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew Fletcher .... digital compositor: Molinare
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Barnes .... first assistant camera
Alex Bender .... central loader
Alex Brown .... lighting technician
Kerry Brown .... still photographer & epk
Matthew Butler .... best boy
Luke Chisholm .... additional grip
Martyn Culpan .... video autocue operator: dailies
Kriss Dallimore .... clapper loader: dailies
John Donne .... key grip
Harry Elvin .... crane technician
Reuben Garrett .... gaffer
Jack Glowacki .... video assistant
Merritt Gold .... first assistant camera
Eugene Grobler .... lighting technician
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator
Robert Hamilton .... video playback operator
David Holliday .... grip: "b" camera
Ian Jackson .... central loader
Dash Lilley .... second assistant camera
Adrian Mackay .... lighting technician
Tobias Marshall .... second assistant camera
David McAnulty .... grip
Danny McGee .... practical electrician
Malcolm McLean .... additional photography
Malcolm McLean .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andy Munday .... desk operator
Felix Pickles .... central loader
Sol Saihati .... lighting technician: dailies
Jonathan Smith .... assistant grip (as John Brian Smith)
Simon Ward .... grip
Dan Smith .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ruth Key .... casting associate
Kate McLaughlin .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Blight .... wardrobe mistress
Ellen Crawshaw .... daily costume assistant
Nigel Egerton .... costume supervisor
Rosie Grant .... costume buyer
Lauren Kilcar .... wardrobe
Abigail Morgan .... costume trainee
Hayley Clair Stewart .... costume trainee
Rebecca Tredget .... costume trainee
 
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Matthew Cannings .... assistant editor
Michelle Cort .... digital intermediate conform editor
Theresa Crooks .... digital intermediate conform editor
Tim Drewett .... digital intermediate conform editor
Nadia Iqbal .... on-line editor
Matt James .... digital intermediate manager
Matt James .... digital intermediate supervisor
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate coordinator
Justin Lanchbury .... digital intermediate film consultant
Steve Owen .... data transfer
Gareth Parry .... on-line editor
Asa Shoul .... digital intermediate colourist
Jamie Welsh .... digital intermediate conform editor
Katelin Westwood .... data transfer
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Travis Baker .... additional music advisor
Geoff Caverhill .... piano tuner
Leon Charles .... additional music advisor
Paul Farrington .... technical music advisor
Daniel Jaramillo Gutierrez .... music editor
Jody Jenkins .... music programmer
Dario Marianelli .... musician: solo piano
Yann McCullough .... music editor
James Morgan .... music arranger
James Morgan .... music producer
Jeremy Murphy .... assistant engineer (as Jez Murphy)
Jeremy Murphy .... protools engineer
Juliette Pochin .... music arranger
Juliette Pochin .... music producer
Morgan Pochin .... music arranger
Morgan Pochin .... music producer
Steve Price .... music mixer
Steve Price .... score recordist
Colin Rae .... score preparation
Maggie Rodford .... score coordinator
Kle Savidge .... music supervisor
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
Nick Taylor .... music engineer: additional music
Rolf Wilson .... orchestra leader
 
Transportation Department
Bashir Ahmed .... driver: Mr. Courtenay
Graham Ashley .... driver: Ms. Collins
Symon Butcher .... driver: Ms. Smith
Fergus Cotter .... driver: Mr. Hoffman
Andrej Korneluk .... unit driver
Barrie Williams .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Sian Angharad Anthony .... base runner
Matthew Baker .... for hanway films
Kellie Belle .... clearances (as Kellie Belle Brocket)
Nic Benns .... title designer
Samantha Black .... production coordinator
Mauro Blanco .... dubbing artist
Tom Bromwich .... titles producer
Dean Clack .... facilities
Nicky Coats .... accountant
Jamie Cook .... caterer
Celine Coulson .... set production assistant
Martyn Culpan .... autocue operator
David Davoli .... additional legal counsel
Louise Caruana Galizia .... base runner
Chiara Gelardin .... for HanWay Films
Paul Harding .... unit manager
Tim Haslam .... worldwide sales
Gary Huddless .... set production assistant
Anna Koch .... producer's assistant to finola dwyer
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager
Richard Mansell .... for HanWay Films
Nick Marshall .... location manager
Barry May-Leybourne .... health and safety advisor
Bennett McGhee .... production executive
Ali Moshref .... production executive: completion guarantor
Tiziano Niero .... production secretary
Sophie Olivier .... assistant accountant
Olivia Percival .... production assistant (as Olive Percival)
Thomas Pook .... floor runner
Asha Radwan .... clearances
Stephan Trockle .... production executive
Joe Utichi .... production notes and epk interviews
Duncan Way .... assistant to Dustin Hoffman
Annabel Wigoder .... development assistant
 
Thanks
Craig Barwick .... with thanks to
Tor Belfrage .... with special thanks to
Judy Daish .... with special thanks to
Marliese Donaldson .... with thanks to
Roger Donaldson .... with thanks to
Tim Haslam .... with thanks to
Christine Langan .... with special thanks to
Andrew Mackie .... with thanks to
Michael Mann .... with thanks to
Richard Payten .... with thanks to
Pietro Scalia .... with thanks to
Daniel Schmid .... with thanks to
Jenna Seguin .... with thanks to
Brad Sherman .... with thanks to
Peter Sussman .... with thanks to
Jack Thorne .... with thanks to
Adam Venit .... with special thanks to
Jane Wright .... with thanks to
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor
Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ronald Harwood wrote the part of Wilf for Albert Finney, who had worked with Tom Courtenay on The Dresser (1983). Finney was forced to turn down the role due to ill health and Peter O'Toole was cast to replace him. Before shooting began, O'Toole concluded that he was unable to survive the rigors of a film shoot and he was replaced by Billy Connolly.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Reggie and Wilf are playing croquet, the film seems to flip as the hankie in Reggie's jacket pocket swaps sides and also his shirt buttons up the opposite way.See more »
Quotes:
Reginald Paget:[to a class of teenagers] Opera is: when a guy's stabbed in the back, instead of bleeding, he sings. It seems to me, after much research, that rap is when a guy is stabbed in the back, and instead of bleeding, he talks. Er, rhythmically, even with feeling. But because rap's *spoken*, the feeling is sort of held in check: all on one note.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Tosca's Kiss (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Three Little Maids from SchoolSee more »

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82 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
A Rare gem, truly a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!, 27 November 2012
Author: sevavsnaruto from United Arab Emirates

I saw this in Savannah (Film Festival), with a crowd that was averaging 50 and above. Everybody was laughing through out the whole picture, when I came out of the theater everybody only said nice things about it, I have never seen so many old people come out of a theater so happy!!!

Please see this film, NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE. People don't make movies for such a demographic, or at least rarely, this movie quite frankly made me weep, laugh, and have a range of feeling that I have not experience from any picture released this year!

Some moments hit you hard man, real hard, you might be laughing one scene and then the next scene you just realized that the 'thumb up' from one old man to the next gives chills on how life can end at any moment and at any time.

Dustin Hoffman, my man, you have made many people, many seniors of this country really happy, you have done what most always want but never will.

Thank You, to the cast and to the crew!!!!!

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