Dame Judi Dench will always be remembered for many great movies, one notable movie will be her 1997 Oscar-nominated Mrs Brown co-starring Billy Conolly. Out of the movie, a friendship between the co-stars and the characters both played grew, in Victoria And Abdul Dench returns to her role as Queen Victoria. Stephen Frears movie explores another unexpected friendship, a friendship that opened the eyes of the queen in a changing world. Today Universal Pictures has sent us the movies first UK Trailer, check it out…
In Victoria And Abdul, The extraordinary true story sees the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a young clerk who travelled from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. As their friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
I may not be an expert on the British Monarchy nor do I have much interest, Queen Victoria did seem to be a monarch who made a lot of unexpected friends. Was it a Queen trying to connect with her common subjects or someone who feels out of touch with those she rules over?
Judi Dench once again showcases why she is one of UK’s best, most loved actress which may also help Bollywood star Ali Fazal take a big step into Hollywood. This movie may be getting set up for a world premiere at Toronto (possibly Venice) which could lead to potential Oscar nominations? Never too early to push and fans of the British Royal family history will be intrigued to enjoy another little unknown chapter.
Victoria And Abdul are set for a 15th September UK&Irish release (USA 22nd September limited release) and co-stars Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, and Fenella Woolgar.