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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Did You Know?

Costumes from the film Victoria & Abdul are on display in the Indian Durbar Room at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight until the 30 September 2017. Osborne is Queen Victoria's seaside residence on the island, and it was used as a location in the film. 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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