Victoria & Abdul

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  111 min.
In theatres:
September 29, 2017 - Toronto
October 6, 2017 - Expands

Current rating: Rating: 3.60
based on 76 votes and 28 reviews
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Cast: Michael Gambon, Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, Ali Fazal


Queen Victoria (Judi Dench), at the time the longest serving monarch in history, meets a clerk named Abdul (Ali Fazal) when he travels to England from his native India for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee — which symbolizes 50 years on the throne. His mission is to present the monarch with a ceremonial coin. 

Although he is warned not to make eye contact with Victoria, the young man can't help himself and looks at her when he approaches the Queen. Thus begins an unlikely friendship between Victoria and Abdul.

Based on Shrabani Basu's book of the same name, Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant. 

Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Screenplay: Lee Hall

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  • 4 stars "love judy dench will watch any of her movies looking forward to pbs vivtoria second season too"
  • 1 star "not impressed ... except for Judy Dench's acting"
  • 4 stars "Not an Academy Award Winner, but definitely a must see. Acting is superb, photography is wonderful, costuming is to behold! The NEW seating at Grant Park is terrific!"