Twenty years ago, Judi Dench played Queen Victoria in the celebrated “Mrs. Brown”. Now, she’s back in the role for the upcoming “Victoria and Abdul” which unveiled its first trailer today.
Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) helms the true story tale an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. The Monarch befriends a young Indian clerk (Ali Fazal) and the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.
As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Michael Gambon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Simon Callow, Eddie Izzard and Fenella Woolgar also star in the film which opens September 22nd.