Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunites with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen), and returns to the role of Queen Victoria, in Victoria & Abdul.
The screenplay of Victoria & Abdul is by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), based on journalist Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, which brought to light the long-hidden history of Victoria and Abdul from their own diaries and journals.
CAST: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow and Michael Gambon
DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears
SCREENPLAY: Lee Hall, based on the book by Shrabani Basu
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer, Lee Hall, Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin
PRODUCERS: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward