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Mrs Brown (1997)

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When Queen Victoria's husband dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.

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John Madden

Writer:

Jeremy Brock
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judi Dench ... Queen Victoria
Billy Connolly ... John Brown
Geoffrey Palmer ... Henry Ponsonby
Antony Sher ... Disraeli
Gerard Butler ... Archie Brown
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Doctor Jenner
David Westhead ... Bertie, Prince of Wales
Bridget McConnell Bridget McConnell ... Lady Ely
Georgie Glen ... Lady Churchill
Catherine O'Donnell Catherine O'Donnell ... Lady-in-Waiting
Sara Stewart ... Princess Alexandra
Finty Williams ... Princess Helena
Claire Nicolson Claire Nicolson ... Princess Louise
Hattie Ladbury Hattie Ladbury ... Princess Alice
Oliver Kent Oliver Kent ... Prince Alfred
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS [United States] | See more »

Country:

UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mrs Brown See more »

Filming Locations:

Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,268, 20 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,217,930, 22 March 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,300,000, 21 December 1997
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gerard Butler's first film. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Sir Henry Ponsonby is the Queen's Private Secretary before 1866. Ponsonby became Queen Victoria's Private Secretary after the death of Sir Charles Grey, the preceding Private Secretary to the Sovereign, on March 31, 1870. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Brown: God save the Queen!
[shoots into the dark]
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Connections

Followed by Victoria & Abdul (2017) See more »

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A must see for lovers of British period films
11 May 2003 | by =G=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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