Billy Connolly talks Quartet: 'Dying is easy, but staying alive is quite difficult'

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In his latest film role, Billy Connolly plays a womanising former opera star.

Quartet, set in a nursing home for retired opera singers, features a host of British stars including Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Sir Michael Gambon and Sheridan Smith.

The film marks the directorial debut of Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman, who describes the story as being about people in their "third act".

Comedian Connolly, 70, talks about Hoffman's skills behind the camera, and how he was made to look older to play the role of Wilf.

Quartet is out in the UK on 1 January 2013.

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