Victoria & Abdul
- 1h 51min
- Directed by: Stephen Frears
- Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon
- UK release: 15 September 2017
When Queen Victoria (Dench) is introduced to a young man from India, Abdul Karim (Fazal), she is charmed when he prostrates himself and kisses her foot: unlikely cross-cultural friendship and Urdu lessons duly ensue. Fazal and Dench are excellent and there’s a surprisingly effective political subtext.
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Victoria & Abdul11 Sep 2017
Judi Dench revisits the titular monarch in Stephen Frears' deft take on a frowned upon friendship
Stephen Frears' latest collaboration with Judi Dench, their third after Mrs Henderson Presents and Philomena, is based on a 'mostly' true story, as the opening titles suggest. It's the actress's second shot at Queen Victoria, following 1997's Mrs Brown…
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