Golden Globe nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy - Judi Dench
Academy Award winner Judi Dench stars as Queen Victoria in the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of her rule. When young clerk Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As she questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge a 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.
Lee Hall, Shrabani Basu (book)
Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar