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Victoria & Abdul

National treasure Dame Judi Dench is charmingly cantankerous as the ageing Queen in Stephen Frears' light touch, but deeply-felt, drama. The British director combines sweeping landscapes and sumptuous production design with an intimate insight into the inner workings of the monarchy, and how loneliness affects us all.


  • Stephen Frears


  • Lee Hall


  • Judi Dench
  • Ali Fazal


When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) Golden Jubilee, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with the monarch herself.