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

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£3,374,073 (UK) (27 March 1998)
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Trivia

In 1864, the Prince of Wales says he has a new son, Albert Victor, called Eddy. Indeed, the future King Edward VII had his first son, of that name, born that year. The young prince was a scandalous party animal who left behind a proverbial paper trail and was reportedly mixed up with the "Jack the Ripper" crowd, as covered in movies such as Murder by Decree (1979) and From Hell (2001). Given the title Duke of Clarence by his grandmother Queen Victoria in 1890, "Eddy" died in 1892 in an influenza pandemic, when he had just turned 28. His younger brother took his place in royal succession, eventually becoming King George V. See more »

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The scene in Parliament, preceded immediately by the on screen prompt "1867," where the speaker raises the question of the "Disestablishment of the Irish Church" did not happen under the government of Benjamin Disraeli, as depicted, nor did it happen in 1867 at all. Known officially as The Irish Church Act 1869, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed during William Ewart Gladstone's administration, which was after Disraeli's first ministership (which ended on December 1, 1868) and before his second ministership (which began on February 20, 1874). See more »

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Queen Victoria: No-one should think themselves wiser than me! It is not for any of the Queen's subjects to presume to tell Her Majesty when and where She should come out of mourning. It is the Queen's sorrow that keeps her secluded! It is Her overwhelming amount of work and responsibility, work which She feels will soon wear her out entirely! Is it not enough that She is uncheered and unguided that she should also have to suffer these malicious rumors? I am not a fool. I know there are those in the ...
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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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