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Victoria & Abdul ()


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Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

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Queen Victoria
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Abdul Karim
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Sir Henry Ponsonby
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Bertie, Prince of Wales
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Mohammed
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Lord Salisbury
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Dr. Reid
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Lady Churchill
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Miss Phipps
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Alick Yorke
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Arthur Bigge
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Mrs. Tuck
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Puccini
Sukh Ojla ...
Mrs. Karim
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Ahmed
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Mr. Tyler
Amani Zardoe ...
Princess Helena
Sophie Trott ...
Queen of Greece
Penny Ryder ...
Grand Duchess Sophie
Trevor Fox ...
Head Chef
Joe Caffrey ...
Sous Chef
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Ghillie
Tim McMullan ...
Tailor
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Kaiser
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Head Waiter
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Little Page Boy
Sandy Grierson ...
Balmoral Waiter
Alaistair Pether ...
Dancing Ghillie
Sally Jokhan ...
Mrs. Karim's Mother
Charlie Stewart ...
Fiddle Player
Willie Cochrane ...
Piper
Jonathan Mayer ...
Indian Musician 1
Mitel Purohit ...
Indian Musician 2
Sam Kenyon ...
Puccini Pianist
Samuel Stefan ...
Henchman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glyn Angell ...
Jelly Chef (uncredited)
Lasco Atkins ...
Queen's Footman (uncredited)
Richard Banks ...
Beggar (uncredited)
Nigel Black ...
Private Secretary (uncredited)
Tim Bristow ...
Deputy Parliamentary Secretary (uncredited)
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House Staff (uncredited)
Will Christopherson ...
Young Porter Boy (uncredited)
David Collicott ...
Dockside Worker (uncredited)
David Cromarty ...
Beggar (uncredited)
Grant Crookes ...
Footman (uncredited)
Andrei Csolsim ...
Footman (uncredited)
Cliff Dutton ...
Footman (uncredited)
Marek Hollands ...
Footman (uncredited)
Ashley Hudson ...
Footman (uncredited)
Martyn Mayger ...
Yeoman of the Guard (uncredited)
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Ham House Guest (uncredited)
Robert McLanachan ...
Balmoral guest (uncredited)
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Footman (uncredited)
Deano Mitchison ...
Queen Victoria's Waiter (uncredited)
Benjamin Murrell ...
Footman (uncredited)
Shaun Newnham ...
Royal Household Staff (uncredited)
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Royal Footman (uncredited)
Anita Potter ...
Senior Maid (uncredited)
Paul Redfern ...
Chef (uncredited)
Lewis Reynolds ...
Grave Digger (uncredited)
Nicolas Savidis-Macris ...
Italian Dinner Guest (uncredited)
James Thomas Scott ...
Undertaker (uncredited)
Daniel Trevenna ...
Footman (uncredited)
Dean Weir ...
Footman (uncredited)
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Chef (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Frears ... (directed by)

Written by

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Lee Hall ... (screenplay by)
 
Shrabani Basu ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Tim Bevan ... producer (produced by)
Liza Chasin ... executive producer
Eric Fellner ... producer (produced by)
Amelia Granger ... executive producer
Lee Hall ... executive producer
Beeban Kidron ... producer (produced by)
Christine Langan ... executive producer
Joe Oppenheimer ... executive producer
Pravesh Sahni ... line producer: India
Tracey Seaward ... producer (produced by)
Lucas Webb ... associate producer

Music by

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Thomas Newman ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Danny Cohen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Melanie Oliver

Editorial Department

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Sara Buxton ... assistant colourist
Maria Chamberlain ... digital intermediate additional colourist
Ryan Colligan ... assistant editor
Tom Corbett ... digital film bureau
Georgina Cranmer ... digital intermediate assistant
Karolina Dziwinska ... digital intermediate producer
Rob Farris ... digital intermediate head of production
Adam Glasman ... Digital Colourist
Lawrence Hook ... digital intermediate assistant
Edward Johns ... digital film bureau
Patrick Malone ... digital intermediate head of department
Jeanna Mortimer ... first assistant editor
Alexander Phillips ... digital film bureau
Finlay Reid ... digital film bureau
Shaun Richards ... digital intermediate producer
Daniel Tomlinson ... digital on-line editor
Laurent Treherne ... digital film technical supervisor
Russell White ... digital on-line editor

Production Design by

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Alan MacDonald

Art Direction by

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Sarah Finlay
Choi Ho Man ... supervising art director
Adam Squires

Costume Design by

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Consolata Boyle

Makeup Department

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Johann Arora ... assistant hair stylist: India
Beverley Binda ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Jeanette Brown ... crowd hairdresser
Anita Burger ... crowd hairdresser (as Anita Berger)
Holly Caddy ... hair trainee / makeup trainee
Andrea Cracknell ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Sally Crawshaw ... crowd hair junior / crowd makeup junior
Xavier Peter D'Souza ... assistant hair stylist: India (as Xavier D'Souza) / assistant makeup artist: India (as Xavier D'Souza)
Sula Loizou ... crowd hair stylist (as Sula Louizou) / crowd makeup artist (as Sula Louizou)
Marilyn MacDonald ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Luize Joyce Margaret ... assistant hair stylist: India (as Joyce Margaret)
Ray Marston ... wigmaker
Adam James Phillips ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Daniel Phillips ... hair designer / makeup designer
Chloë Pyne ... crowd hair trainee (as Chloe Pyne) / crowd makeup trainee (as Chloe Pyne)
Tapio Salmi ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Loulia Sheppard ... co-hair designer (as Lou Sheppard)
Kamlesh U. Shinde ... assistant makeup artist: India (as Kamlesh Shinde)
Emma Tomlinson ... crowd hair junior
Maddie White ... crowd hair trainee / crowd makeup trainee
Amie Wilson ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Isobel Donald ... hair and make-up daily (uncredited)
Ann Fenton ... hair stylist/makeup artist (uncredited)
Helen Masters ... makeup trainee crowd dailies (uncredited)
Tony Stasi ... barber (uncredited) / set barber (uncredited)
Sinead Sweeney ... sfx contact lens optician (uncredited)
Chiara Ugolini ... hair and make-up artist: daily (uncredited)
Louise Young ... dailies makeup artist: crowd (uncredited)

Production Management

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Tania Blunden ... post-production supervisor
Samantha Knox-Johnston ... unit production manager
Rajeev Mehra ... production supervisor
Louis Phillips ... executive in charge of production
Pranav Sahni ... production manager
Rakesh Singh ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Udayan Baijal ... first assistant director: India
Rory Broadfoot ... base third assistant director
Sekani Doram ... third assistant director: crowd
Gouri Dutt ... second second assistant director
Olivia Lloyd ... key second assistant director
Jayant Rao ... third assistant director
Deborah Saban ... first assistant director
Manhar Shaheed ... second assistant director: India
Mohit Silswal ... third assistant director
Krishan Pratap Singh ... second assistant director
Amar Vaswani ... assistant director

Art Department

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Christopher Arnold ... props: dailies
Rosie Austin-Webster ... trainee painter
David Bayliss ... props: dailies
Nat Bocking ... stand by props
Mary Buri ... buyer: action props
Alison Clements ... draughtsman (as Ali Clements)
Laura Conway-Gordon ... stand-by art director
Marcia Doyle ... graphic designer assistant
Manali Gavankar ... set dresser
Catharina Cronenberger Golebiowska ... stand by props
Clare Holland ... supervising scenic painter
India Jaques ... art dept assistant
Gary Jobber ... chargehand
Robin Jones ... standby prop
Constantine Katsaras ... draughtsman
Darren Lyttle ... assistant property master
Tom Macken ... carpenter
Jonathan Maris ... storyboard artist
Dan Marsden ... construction manager
Michael McNally ... dressings props
Neil McNally ... props storeman
Laura Mickiewicz ... junior draughtsperson
Campbell Mitchell ... chargehand standby props
Lara Murray ... hod scenic painter
Chris Rosser ... graphic designer
Terry Royce ... dressing propman
Chris Seddon ... drapes master
Mark Stevenson-Ellis ... assistant set decorator
Paul Stewart ... property master
Rebecca Thomas ... production buyer
Stephanie Christina Webb ... stand-by props
Matthew Wood ... dressing props

Sound Department

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Hugo Adams ... foley editor
Jennifer Annor ... sound assistant: additional photography
Dafydd Archard ... re-recording mixer
George Atkins ... adr mixer
Mike Dowson ... re-recording mixer
Oliver Ferris ... additional foley artist
Sue Harding ... foley artist
Sophia Hardman ... assistant foley mixer
Phil Lee ... sound effects editor
Peter Lindsay ... production sound mixer
Racchit Malhotra ... adr engineer: India
Adam Mendez ... foley mixer
Kate Morath ... boom operator
Darryl Peat ... sound trainee
Becki Ponting ... supervising sound editor
Lee Sharp ... boom operator: additional photography
Michael Lee Taylor ... sound assistant
Max Walsh ... sound mix technician
Ian Wilson ... supervising sound editor
Mhairi Wyles-Lang ... adr bookings coordinator

Special Effects by

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Adrian Bennett ... special effects technician
Peter Kersey ... Special Effects Floor supervisor
Nick Liggit ... special effects technician
Alister Reynolds ... special effects technician
Chris Reynolds ... special effects supervisor
Massimo Vico ... special effects senior technician

Visual Effects by

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Javier Argente ... visual effects artist
Olivia Beresford ... digital compositor
Sinéad Cronin ... digital effects artist
Viviane Dall'Agnol ... visual effects artist
Amy Denny-Guerin ... visual effects artist
Lisa Theresa Downey-Dent ... production assistant
Tiago Faria ... digital compositor
Emanuele Farnesi ... visual effects artist
Edd Gamlin ... visual effects editor
Adam Gascoyne ... visual effects supervisor
Attila Gasparetz ... visual effects artist (as Gasparetz Attila)
Jacob Green ... visual effects artist
Alexander Ha ... matchmove artist
Jason M. Halverson ... compositing supervisor
Zafar Janjua ... vfx line producer
Lindsey Lo Presti ... digital compositor
Dillan Nicholls ... lead compositor
Paul O'Hara ... visual effects coordinator
Claire Pegorier ... digital effects artist
James Roberts ... visual effects photographer
Anna Samuel ... visual effects artist
Cristina Serreli ... roto/prep artist
Noga Alon Stein ... visual effects producer
Ben Wilson ... cg artist
Lewis Wright ... senior compositor
Luca Zappala ... cg supervisor
Callum Mcnulty ... roto/prep (uncredited)
Jose Alberto Pino ... render manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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Julian Spencer ... stunt coordinator
Sam Stefan ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Adefarasin ... a camera second assistant: india unit
Karambiah Appaya ... grip (specific segments)
Anthony Bagley ... digital imaging technician
Andrew Banwell ... first assistant camera: india
Danny Brennan ... grip trainee
Ben Brown ... b camera focus puller
Francesca Catalano Kiddo ... 2nd AC c camera, Camera Assistant (as Francesca Catalano)
Adam Coles ... first assistant camera 'a' camera
Simon Dunn ... additional second assistant camera: second unit: dailies
Alex Finlayson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ross Grimshaw ... rigging electrician: dailies
Oliver Hadlow-Martin ... dit: dailies
Melanie Jansen ... video assistant: dailies
Hannah Jell ... camera trainee: dailies
Peter Keith ... drone operator
Will Kendal ... rigging gaffer
Gary Lambert ... sparks rigger
Iain MacKay ... a camera operator/steadicam operator (as Iain Mackay)
Paul McGeachan ... gaffer
Aaron Montgomery ... electrical rigger
Alex Mott ... key grip
Peter Mountain ... still photographer
Dean Murray ... second assistant camera 'a' camera
Jake Polonsky ... director of photography: second unit
Terry Robb ... electrician
Korsshan Schlauer ... video trainee
Oliver Smith ... on-set data manager
James Starr ... grip: c camera
Simon Tanner ... electrician
Michael Wacker ... b camera grip

Casting Department

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Raj Bhansali ... casting assistant
Karan Mally ... casting associate
Sanjeev Maurya ... casting associate
Yash Mehta ... casting assistant
Nandini Shrikent ... casting: India

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Fiona Barty ... jewellery modeller
Nina Bertolone ... costume assistant
Viveene Campbell ... crowd costume supervisor
Jenni Carvell ... costume standby to Judi Dench / dresser: Ms Dench
Dee Churchfield ... costume fitter
Sally Crees ... costume assistant
Bethany Cross ... Junior Wardrobe Mistress
Bobbie Edwards ... Costume Coordinator
Johanna Elf ... crowd costume fitter
Johanna Garrad ... assistant costume designer
Yannick Gondran ... costume assistant: crowd
Rosie Grant ... assistant costume designer
Mike Hodge ... costume fitter
Stephanie Laing ... costume trainee
Sophie Lambe ... head milliner
Jane Law ... Costumes for Judi Dench and Ali Fazel
Maia Herzog Lee ... costume trainee daily
Riyaz Ali Merchant ... wardrobe supervisor
Lizzie Moul ... costume standby
Selene Pearson ... costume buyer
Francis Ponisi ... cistume alterations
Lorraine Sibanda ... costume buyer
Annie Sulzberger ... costume researcher
Cecile Van Dijk ... freelance costume cutter
Wyn Vaughan-Humphreys ... costume assistant
Marion Weise ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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David Bell ... unit manager
Anurag Biwal ... assistant location manager
Rona Bradley ... location marshal
Florence Cleverdon ... location production assistant
Daragh Coghlan ... location manager
Jeremy DeCoursey ... assistant location manager
Annabel Dyer ... location marshal
Calum Green ... assistant location manager
Nathan Harp ... location marshal
Simon Lam ... location marshal
Jack Leary ... location assistant
Akram Malik ... location manager
Stephen Parker ... location scout (as Stephen G. Parker)
Ashton Radcliffe ... location manager
Jamaica Radcliffe ... location assistant
Adam Richards ... supervising location manager
Melisa Rodop ... locations
Kristian Turnbull ... location marshall

Music Department

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Anthony Adie ... musician: Fanfare Trumpeter
John Anderson ... instrumental soloist
Mark Berrow ... violin
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Thomas Bowes ... concertmaster and violin solos
Nick Carpenter ... instrumental soloist
Paul Clarvis ... instrumental soloist
George Doering ... instrumental soloist
Paul Edmund-Davies ... instrumental soloist
Karen Elliott ... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Matt Jones ... score assistant engineer
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Dorina Markoff-McNulty ... musician
Robert Maslin ... musician: Fanfare Trumpeter
Gerard McCann ... music editor
Shinnosuke Miyazawa ... music engineer
Richard Pryce ... double bass
J.A.C. Redford ... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes ... scoring mixer
Thomas Rudd ... musician: Fanfare Trumpeter
Anoushka Shankar ... instrumental soloist
Jill Streater ... uk music librarian
Paul Sutton ... musician: Fanfare Trumpeter
Richard Watkins ... instrumental soloist

Transportation Department

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Marius Badoiu ... Construction truck driver
Allan Bradshaw ... transportation co-captain
Grant Burns ... driver: cast
Stuart Clayson ... 2nd HOD TECH
Paul Deluce ... unit driver
Simon Dennis ... driver: cast
Paul Howitt ... unit driver
Lee Isgar ... driver: Judy Dench
Declan Lambert ... hod tech vehicles
Paul Mahoney ... facilities OSM / Driver

Other crew

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Pip Ayers ... epk producer
Veronica Barnett ... dailies payroll accountant
Jacqui Barr ... marketing executive
Shrabani Basu ... consultant
Ankita Batra ... production coordinator
James Baudouy ... e.p.k. videographer
Ganesh Singh Bist ... production assistant
Kriss TheDish Brown ... Satellite Internet, 4G Wifi Engineer & IT Support
Faz Buffery ... set pa
Eloise Carrow ... food stylist
Jami Chan ... production coordinator
Malcolm Cheatle ... security
Matt Curtis ... titles designer
Martin Davies-Redgrave ... production assistant: additional photography
Chris De Clerk ... horse master
Nilesh Deolekar ... technical administrator
Jim Dines ... marine co-ordination
Linda Drew ... personal assistant: Mr Frears
Victoria Endacott ... assistant: Tim Bevan
Nick J. Evan-Cook ... production assistant
James Excell ... set production assistant: dailies
India Flint ... assistant: Eric Fellner
Catherine Francis ... 1st assistant accountant
Rebecca Gibson ... assets coordinator
Lois Gration ... production secretary
Nancy Gryspeerdt ... voice coach: Mr Gambon
Sofia Guiotto ... travel coordinator
Sue Hills ... script supervisor
William Ings ... titles illustrator
Bethan John ... Base PA
Luke Keeley ... security
Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab ... assistant production coordinator
Rachel King ... unit nurse
Arianne Joyce Tomas Legaspi ... location marshall isle of wight
Ryan Locke ... head of security
Nichola Martin ... development executive: BBC
Lawrence Mason ... Production Coordinator (Working Title Films)
Angela Moneke ... production assistant: Working Title Films
Julian Murray ... production accountant
Daniel Naprous ... horse master
Ricky Niven ... marine coordinator: Scotland
Josh Nixon ... assistant accountant
Jenna Pearson ... crowd pa
Phil Pease ... medic on-location
Georgia Pownall ... assistant: Eric Fellner
Saleem Ahmed Qazi ... consultant: Urdu language
Asha Radwan ... clearances
Daniel Rogers ... health and safety adviser
Evelyn Rooney ... production assistant: Isle of Wight
Zoe Ross ... horse department coordinator
Penny Ryder ... production assistant: Ms Dench
Callum Sampson ... Crowd PA: Dailies
Tom Savage ... epk producer
Sean Seymour ... production assistant: dailies
Sanjay Sharma ... production executive: Working Title
Kiran Shetty ... production assistant: india
Behnam Taheri ... assistant: Mr Frears & Ms Seaward
Katharine Tidy ... home economist
Tiffany Tiesiera ... production executive
Jessica Tolan ... cashier
Gianpiero Vannucci ... Set PA
Hugo Vickers ... historical advisor
Graham Walters ... caterer: craft service
Nicola White ... assistant: Ms Kidron
Phoebe Young ... set production assistant: dailies
Anna Fraga McLucas ... scotland (uncredited)

Thanks

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Alan MacDonald ... in memory of
Tim Pigott-Smith ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

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Taglines History's most unlikely friendship See more »
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Also Known As
  • Victoria and Abdul (World-wide, English title)
  • Confident Royal (France)
  • La reina Victoria y Abdul (Spain)
  • Виктория и Абдул (Russia)
  • Victoria i Abdul (Croatia)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Trivia When filming began in September 2016, Judi Dench was one month older than Queen Victoria was when she died. See more »
Goofs When Victoria takes her household and family to visit the Karim Family in their cottage at Osborne, the Queen introduces her granddaughter Sophie as the Queen of Greece. Sophie did not become Queen of Greece until 1913. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dame Judi Dench/Steve Carell/Kristen Wiig/Jamie Foxx/HAIM (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Sons of the Brave See more »
Crazy Credits Begins with text that says it is "Based on real events... mostly". See more »
Quotes Queen Victoria: I am 81 years of age. I've had nine children and 42 grandchildren, and have almost a billion citizens. I have rheumatism, a collapsed uterus, I'm morbidly obese and deaf in one ear. I have known 11 Prime Ministers and passed 2,347 pieces of legislation. I've been in office 62 years, 234 days. Thus, I am the longest-serving monarch in world history. I'm responsible for five households and a staff of over 3,000. I am cantankerous, boring, greedy, fat, ill-tempered, at times selfish and myopic, both metaphorically and literally. I am perhaps disagreeably attached to power and should not have smashed the Emperor of Russia's egg. But I am anything but insane. If the household wish to disobey me, so be it. Let them do it to my face. I will see everyone in the Durbar Room at once.
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