Sheridan Smith's 'overwhelming' Quartet role

October 17th, 2012

Sheridan Smith felt like she had to ''curtsy every morning'' on the set of 'Quartet'.

The 31-year-old actress appears alongside a star-studded cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Sir Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins in the indie drama movie - which sees Dustin Hoffman make his directorial debut - and the 'Mrs. Biggs' star was ''overwhelmed'' by her talented colleagues during filming.

She told BANG Showbiz: ''It was overwhelming, just to be part of the film was an absolute honour for me. Being on set every day with these amazing people, I felt like I had to curtsy every morning because I was so overwhelmed by it.

''It was just an incredible experience. I tried to be like a sponge and take it all in.''

'Quartet' tells the story of a group of retired opera singers who are gearing up for their annual concert when Maggie's alter-ego Jean, the ex-wife of Tom Courtenay's character, makes an unwanted return to the home they all reside in - and Sheridan admits she had to pinch herself ''every day'' after landing the part.

Speaking at a London Film Festival press conference for her latest movie 'Quartet', she added: ''The film is so special, all the cast are actually retired opera singers and retired musicians and in between scenes they would be jamming.

''It was such a special film and obviously working alongside these guys and the stories they told me, I just had to pinch myself every day.''

'Quartet' is released in the UK on January 4, 2013.