“I am 81 years of age and have almost a billion citizens. I have been in office 62 years, making me the longest serving monarch In history.”
An extraordinary true story comes to life in Focus Features brand new film Victoria & Abdul. When Queen Victoria becomes friends with Abdul Karim, a young clerk from India, she learns how to live again. Unfortunately, her aliance with abdul threatens her status and it becomes a fight to remain the monarch and friends with her new comrade. Victoria & Abdulwill play in select cities on September 22, 2017, expanding to more theaters on September 29, 2017. Check out the trailer below for a laugh and a more in depth look at Focus Features brand new film.
More about Victoria & Abdul:
Story: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, 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.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar