Judi Dench To Play Queen Victoria

Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria in the Stephen Frears-directed “Victoria and Abdul” for BBC Films, Focus Features and Universal Pictures.

The true story tale follows an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. A young clerk travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself.

Osccar and Tony winner Lee Hall will pen the screenplay based on Shrabani Basu’s book of the same name. Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce and production is slated to kick off this year for a 2017 release.

Source: BBC Films