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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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£48,842 (UK) (27 March 1998)

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£3,374,073 (UK) (27 March 1998)
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According to Judi Dench, the horse she rode in the film farted all the time, thus presenting the sound recordists with additional unforeseeable challenges. See more »

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The Queen's doctor, speaking with Henry Ponsonby, is reading aloud from the "Court Circular Balmoral" which states "...on Wednesday he attended a séance where he was pleased to listen to a recital of 'Auld Lang Syne' by Mr. Robert Burns himself." This would not have been possible, since 'Auld Lang Syne,' a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788, and set to the tune of a traditional folk song, was published five years after John Brown died in 1883. See more »

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Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: [Inside a horse-drawn carriage traveling across a huge Highland landscape] Yesterday, Gladstone talked for three hours on the Irish Church Bill... I am as guilty as the rest of underestimating his reforming zeal. Tory days may be numbered, but I fancy there yet remains one last hope of deliverance. Wheresoever the blame lies, we must now close ranks and defend Mrs Brown's England. As for my interminable journey to the land of Calvin, oatcakes and sulphur...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: no Prime Minister...
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Bill Conolly is terrific!!
21 September 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Mrs Brown is a good movie with a good storyline ,excellent performances by Bill Conolly ,Judi Dench and Antony Sher. Antony Sher(Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli)adds some humor to the the movie .It was a delight visiting the beautiful Scottish Highlands thanks to some marvelous photography and a very good recreation of the Victorian age. The real show stealer I felt was Bill Conolly(John Brown).He is portrayed as a loyal,charismatic,fun loving Scottish highlander who can dare to defy the Queen's orders .The scenes involving Victoria and Brown are electrifying.It surprises me that a talented actor like Bill Connoly Does not get many good roles.I would definitely love to see more of this talented actor.


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