From acclaimed director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) comes the true story of Queen Victoria (Dench) as she begins to see a changing world through new eyes. It’s 1887, and the British Empire is celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Bored and mournful, Victoria’s mood is lifted by the presence of Abdul Karim (Fazal), a young clerk who has travelled from famine-ravaged India to present her with a ceremonial coin. What ensues is one of the most unlikely friendships in history, as the Queen questions the limitations of her position.

“Dench has once more made this iconic figure engaging, relatably, and all-to-fallibly human” ★★★★ Empire