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Victoria and Abdul Rated PG

Victoria and Abdul

Dir. Stephen Frears. UK, 2017. 1h 52m. Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Olivia Williams.

When a young clerk travels from India to take part in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, a surprising friendship forms between the two. Dame Judi Dench and director Stephen Frears (Philomena) team up again for this funny and touching historical drama.

'Dame Judi Dench is haughty and imperious when she needs to be but brings quiet humour and tenderness to the role too.’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

'There's both pointed mischief and genuine emotion in abundance as this fascinating true story emerges from the shadows of history.’ ★★★★ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times