Victoria and Abdul Movie

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Who's Involved:

Eddie Izzard, Olivia Williams, Lee Hall, Simon Callow, Ruth McCabe, Judi Dench, Stephen Frears, Michael Gambon, Julian Wadham, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Ali Fazal, Fenella Woolgar

Release Date:

Friday, September 22, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, 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.


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Crew: Who's making Victoria and Abdul

A look at the Victoria and Abdul behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Stephen Frears last directed Florence Foster Jenkins and The Program. The film's writer Lee Hall last wrote Cats and Rocketman.


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Production Companies

BBC Films

Working Title Films

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Production: What we know about Victoria and Abdul

Key Facts

  1. The screenplay of Victoria and Abdul is by Lee Hall, an Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner for Working Title’s Billy Elliot; and is based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 30, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 26, 2016, the film was in Production status.

The production is filming at locations across Scotland, India, and England.

On or about June 19, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release.

Victoria and Abdul Release Date: When was it released?

Victoria and Abdul was released in 2017 on Friday, September 22, 2017 (Limited release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Stronger, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

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