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    Born on December 28, 1934 in Ilford, Essex, England

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Quartet (2012)

Maggie Smith as "Jean Horton"

Once-popular opera diva Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) creates a stir with her arrival at Beecham House, a home for retired performers. No one feels the uproar more than Reginald (Tom Courtenay), Jean's ex-husband, who still stings from her long-ago infidelity. Most of the other Beecham residents are delighted, and try to convince Jean to join them in a performance of "Rigoletto." Jean, however, knows that she is long past her prime and is reluctant to sully the memory of her once-lovely voice.

Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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