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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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£48,842 (UK) (27 March 1998)

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£3,374,073 (UK) (27 March 1998)
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The actresses who play the Ladies in Waiting to Queen Victoria (Mrs Brown), are also her Majesty's (Queen Elizabeth), Ladies in Waiting in Shakespeare in Love. See more »

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Benjamin Disraeli is shown being British Prime Minister in 1866. Disraeli did not become Prime Minister until February 27, 1868. Similarly, Sir Henry Ponsonby is shown as being the Queen's Private Secretary before 1866. Ponsonby did not become the Queen's Private Secretary until after the death of Sir Charles Grey, the preceding Private Secretary to the Sovereign, on March 31, 1970. See more »

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Queen Victoria: Mr Brown.
John Brown: Yes, ma'am.
Queen Victoria: You have been told repeatedly not to stand in the courtyard unless requested to do so.
John Brown: Yes, ma'am.
Queen Victoria: Then why do you persist in doing it?
John Brown: Because I think Her Majesty is wrong. If ever there was a poor soul who needed fresh air, it is her.
Queen Victoria: The Queen will ride out if and when she chooses.
John Brown: And I intend to be there when she's ready.
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A must see for lovers of British period films
11 May 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Mrs. Brown" tells the story of the grieving widow Queen Victoria (Dench) and her relationship with a common Scottish horse groomsman (Connolly) whose audacity and devotion won him a position as the queen's closest consort and her everlasting affection. A wonderfully executed period piece (circa 1860's), "Mrs. Brown" leans toward fact and avoids sensationalism as it tenders its biographically correct drama about a grieving queen who finds an unspoken love and renewed commitment to life in a most unlikely man. Anyone into British period flicks should enjoy this film's sterling performances, excellent costuming, beautiful locations, etc. (B+)


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