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Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtenay), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reg
gie’s ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel. Quartet will be showing in UK cinemas from 1 January 2013.
One-Man Band Performs 'When The Saints Go Marching In'
Connor Going wanted to form a quartet but couldn’t find the necessary talent in Glasgow. So he turned to the only singer he knew: himself. Using a combination of technology and great timing, Going simultaneously performs all four roles of a quartet, Tenor I, Tenor II, Baritone and Bass. The result is a quartet made up of just one person singing the classic ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’. Credit: Connor Going.
Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane).
Released on August the 17th 2012.