Our film this month is Victoria and Abdul [Confident Royal].
Twenty years on from her BAFTA-winning performance in Mrs Brown, Judi Dench reprises the role of Queen Victoria in a Stephen Frears film based on the true story of the elderly Queen’s friendship with a young Indian manservant. Comedy and pathos combine as the Court looks on in horror as Abdul rises in the Queen’s estimation to become her closest confidant.
Ali Fazal plays Abdul, and the fine supporting cast includes Tim Pïgott-Smith, Simon Callow and Michael Gambon.
Running time 1h52