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Mrs Brown (1997)

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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but ... See full summary »



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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely to lead to monarchy crisis. Written by Anonymous

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Queen Victoria, the world's most powerful woman. John Brown, a simple Scottish Highlander. Their extraordinary friendship transformed an empire.

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Rated PG for a beating, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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18 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown  »

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$76,268 (USA) (18 July 1997)


£3,374,073 (UK) (27 March 1998)

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During filming, Gerard Butler saved a young boy from drowning in the river Tay and received a "Certificate Of Bravery" from The Royal Humane Society. See more »


When the brothers are drying after a swim, just to the left of Archie is a very modern windsurfer in the background. See more »


John Brown: You tell *Her Majesty* that if her husband were here he'd tell her to get out of the house and get some air into her lungs.
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Two superb actors at their best
4 January 2000 | by (Bedfordhire, England) – See all my reviews

Mrs Brown is an enthralling piece of work wonderfully crafted by Judy Dench and Billy Connolly. The story is about queen Victoria and the relationship with Mr Brown after the death of her husband. Connolly is superb and maybe should think about sticking to straight acting more often instead of comedy. Although the film tends to tail of a little in the last half hour it is still worth seeing. 7 out of 10

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