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.
Though she was in her early sixties, Judi Dench cites this as the movie that really launched her career. See more »
Immediately after "1867" appears on screen, a speaker in Parliament raises the question of the "Disestablishment of the Irish Church." Known officially as The Irish Church Act 1869, Parliament passed it during William Gladstone's administration, which was after Disraeli's first ministry (which ended 1 December 1868) and before his second ministry (which began 20 February 1874). See more »