Victoria & Albert (2001)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  20 October 2001 (USA)
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »



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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period in 19th Century England where Victoria comes to terms with the enormous duties that lay ahead of her, while also falling deeply in love with her beloved Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The marriage and birth of their nine children are featured, as is Albert's frustration by the inactivity he experienced in the early years of his role as Prince Consort. Written by markbs

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An epic love story as proud and powerful as the British Empire.






Release Date:

20 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Victoria & Albert - Eine Liebe im Schatten der Macht  »

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Did You Know?


Nigel Hawthorne (Lord Melbourne) previously played Queen Victoria's grandfather King George III in The Madness of King George (1994). See more »


At the King's birthday party, Lady Henrietta Standish is seated almost directly opposite Princess Victoria. A most unlike position for a lady-in-waiting. See more »


Prince Albert: I'm not speaking as your husband I am speaking as Vicky's Father!
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Version of The Young Victoria (1963) See more »


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Stunningly Elegant
3 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

All pictures of Victoria have her as a stern, humorless woman.

This program did manage to shed some light on the real person and quite a bit I did not know.

I was not aware she was the niece of the previous king, thereby not directly in the bloodline, but simply next in line.

I think I had heard she was eighteen when she became queen, but I had forgotten.

And I wasn't aware of the problems with her mother and the uncle on her mother's side.

Sensational when she became her majesty, the Queen of England in their presence and they said no more.

Moments of what it means to be queen and what it means to be married were especially strong here;

when she had to respond to Albert as his wife and not as his queen.

And especially Albert's surprise when the Queen and not his wife honored him for that architectural structure.

I especially enjoyed dear Richard Briers, who never disappoints, as the architect.

When Albert informed him that the Queen had entered, Briers looks up and merely replies 'evening, mum' then continues to beam at his designs.

Her Majesty simply smiled and went to stand with her husband.

Performances were flawless all the way around. I do think Diana Rigg was wasted as the nanny. I've never enjoyed her as an unhappy person, but always in control.

I caught it on A & E, and didn't keep it. Now I wish I had. Ah well.

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