Victoria and Abdul

October 24th, 2017


Victoria and Abdul

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 6.6/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Stephen Frears

Stars: Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Writers: Lee Hall, Shrabani Basu, Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Fenella Woolgar, Julian Wadham, Deano Bugatti, Paul Higgins, Lasco Atkins, Benjamin Haigh, Ruth McCabe, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Judi Dench - Queen Victoria
Olivia Williams - Baroness Churchill
Michael Gambon - Lord Salisbury
Simon Callow - Mr. Puccini
Ali Fazal - Abdul Karim
Eddie Izzard - Bertie, Prince of Wales
Adeel Akhtar - Mohammed
Tim Pigott-Smith - Sir Henry Ponsonby
Fenella Woolgar - Miss Phipps
Julian Wadham - Alick Yorke
Deano Bugatti - Queen Victoria's Waiter
Paul Higgins - dr James Reid
Lasco Atkins - Queen's footman
Benjamin Haigh - Page Boy
Ruth McCabe -

Taglines: History's most unlikely friendship


Official Website: Official site

Country: UK, USA

Language: English, Urdu, Hindi

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: Cairngorms, Highland, Scotland, UK

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Judi Dench previously played Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown (1997) See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

My wife and I attended a preview screening last night with no preconceived ideas about the movie, not having even seen a trailer.

We were immediately drawn in and pleasantly surprised by the story, even though we thought it may have been a little far fetched. Until we found that it is a biography and mostly fact. That made the story even sweeter.

Dame Judy Dench's acting was peerless as usual, but by far the biggest revelation was Ali Fazal, who put in a wonderful performance from comedic through emotionally intense.

There was so much I didn't know about Queen Victoria's twilight years that this movie put into perspective, in a way that was consistently entertaining. We laughed and cried. Highly recommended.


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