As Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) questions the constrictions of her long-held position, she forges an unlikely and devoted alliance with young clerk Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal). As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Nominated for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Achievement in Costume Design at the 2018 Academy Awards.
“The sizable constituency that turns out for glossy period drama of this kind will embrace the sumptuously appointed Victoria & Abdul as a moving account of an isolated old woman finding joy and lightness in her final years.” — David Rooney , Hollywood Reporter
“Is there a more monarchial actress alive than Dench? She could play Victoria in her sleep.” — Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith