First Official Trailer for Stephen Frears’ VICTORIA & ABDUL starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria


VICTORIA & ABDUL is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, The Queen, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins) and written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu. It stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith (in his last film role), and Adeel Akhtar.

The film tells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (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.

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