Friendships aren’t always the easiest to explain, and lead to some of the best stories. Coming to theaters later this month is the story of Queen Victoria and her friendship with an Indian clerk and how it helped shape her life. The movie looks amazing and you can see clips from the movie below, as well as a featurette with Judi Dench on her role as Queen Victoria.
Focus Features will release Victoria & Abdul in NY and LA on Friday, September 22, 2017, expanding to more theaters in the weekends following.
Long Live the Queen
Watch the Victoria & Abdul Trailer Here:
About Victoria & Abdul:
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar
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