03/05/2013 08:12 BST | Updated 03/07/2013 06:12 BST

'Quartet' Director Dustin Hoffman Only Latest In Long Line Of Actors To Turn To Directing...

'Quartet' saw one of the world's most respected actors, Dustin Hoffman, taking his long-desired place behind the camera.

Hoffman steered this sweet tale about a group of retired classical musicians, starring Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Sheridan Smith.

Smith recently told HuffPostUK: "When Dustin Hoffman came to see me backstage after a play I was in, he was crying (the play was sad), and then he phoned and asked, 'Do you want to be in my movie?' So there were more tears there," she laughs.

This represents a growing trend in Hollywood for well established acting talent to try their hand behind the camera. To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of 'Quartet', released on 6 May, we've compiled our top ten list of the top ten Actors turned Directors -

Who have we missed?