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Mrs. Brown (1997)

Mrs Brown (original title)
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When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.

Director:

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 ... 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 (Dame Judi Dench) is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Mr. John Brown (Sir Billy Connolly), 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.

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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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Trivia

This was originally intended as a television movie. Harvey Weinstein was so impressed that it ultimately got a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

When Brown and the Queen are in a boat on the loch, from a distance, the vessel has a red flag flying aft. In following scenes shot in the boat, the flag behind the Queen is blue. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Tracey Ullman's Show: Episode #1.6 (2016) See more »

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Two superb actors at their best
4 January 2000 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

Mrs Brown is an enthralling piece of work wonderfully crafted by Judy Dench and Billy Connolly. The story is about queen Victoria and the relationship with Mr Brown after the death of her husband. Connolly is superb and maybe should think about sticking to straight acting more often instead of comedy. Although the film tends to tail of a little in the last half hour it is still worth seeing. 7 out of 10


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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

Gross USA:

$9,229,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,229,808
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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