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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 Muslim 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.

  • Year
    2017
  • Runtime
    111 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    September 3, 2017
  • Rating
    PG-13
  • Director
    Stephen Frears
  • Screenwriter
    Lee Hall
  • Producer
    Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward
  • Cast
    Ali Fazal, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Michael Gambon
  • Cinematographer
    Danny Cohen
  • Editor
    Melanie Ann Oliver
  • Music
    Thomas Newman