What's On (Dubai) - - CULTURE -

DI­REC­TOR: Stephen Frears CAST: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Ed­die Iz­zard, Michael Gam­bon It’s been 20 years since Judi Dench’s Os­car-win­ning per­for­mance in Mrs Brown, which fol­lowed Queen Vic­to­ria’s close re­la­tion­ship with her Scot­tish ghillie John Brown. This new drama, with Judi back in the Vic­to­ria role, is set a few years later when the Bri­tish monarch de­vel­oped a sim­i­lar at­tach­ment to her Mus­lim ser­vant Ab­dul Karim (Ali Fazal). As you would ex­pect, Dench is flaw­less, while Bollywood vet­eran Fazal proves to be the per­fect com­ple­ment. A heart­warm­ing look at a woman most of us know only as a gi­ant statue.

Vic­to­ria and Ab­dul

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