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The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria
  • 2009
  • UK/US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Written by: Julian Fellowes
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Thomas Kretschmann, Julian Glover, Michael Maloney, Rachael Stirling
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Was she just another inbred royal or was she a caring monarch who loved her country as much as she loved her boring husband? These are just a few of the questions asked of Queen Victoria by Julian Fellowes in his typically expansive and witty screenplay. Produced by Scorsese and featuring the cream of British cinema, this feels like the real deal, but Vallée's ill-judged handling of the material sadly disappoints.

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Emily Blunt - Yo majesty!

5 Mar 2009

When people got an eyeful of Emily Blunt’s striking good looks and acting ability in My Summer of Love, winner of the Best New British Feature award following its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2004, the general consensus…

Young Victoria - Giving us the Viccies

5 Mar 2009

Other screen portrayals of Queen Victoria include Judi Dench, Kathy Bates, Michael Palin, Miriam Margoyles, Patricia Routledge, Pauline Collins and Peter Sellers (pictured).

Interview - Mark Strong

5 Mar 2009

‘You cannot play an “evil” character without finding the humanity in them. That’s what I find very interesting. You’re not asking for sympathy, but you’re not just painting a one-dimensional character,’ says Mark Strong. Having played his fair share of…

The Young Victoria

5 Mar 20093 stars

ROMANCE/HISTORY Young Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) kicks against the royal pricks but is tamed by a man whose name has become synonymous with penile piercing. Who would of thought it. Miserable old Queen Victoria was the proto feminist. As a young…

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