Victoria & Abdul


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 26 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 26 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:111 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom, United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Stephen Frears
Cast:Judi Dench
Ali Fazal
Tim Pigott-Smith
Eddie Izzard
Michael Gambon


“Victoria & Abdul” is the fourth film in a month-long tribute to Dame Judi Dench with a special “Judi-Judi-Judi” series in April featuring a different Judi Dench film every Monday.

“Victoria & Abdul” garnered two Academy Award nominations, including Best Costume Design and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling. Judi Dench received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy for her title role in the film.

“Victoria & Abdul” — directed by Stephen Frears — is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. Dench shines in the title role of the Queen.

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.

“Warm, winning and touching.” — Pete Hammond, Deadline

“Charming and heartfelt! Judi Dench has never been better!” — Shawn Edwards, Fox News

“Queen Victoria was born to be played by Judi Dench.” — Brian Viner, Daily Mail