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Victoria & Abdul
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Among the many collaborators who stand out for director Stephen Frears on the recently released Victoria & Abdul (Focus Features) are two he’s had a long, rewarding track record with; however while both have brought him joy, one of them now evokes sadness.
The latter is...
Monday, Sep. 25, 2017
Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain's royal court at the turn of the 20th century.
You were perhaps thinking of the film "Mrs. Brown," starring Judi...
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017
Judi Dench is not tired.
"I've had one of those pep-up drinks," Dench, beaming as she sits down for a recent interview. "I feel rather sparky."
Caffeinated or not, Dench, 82, remains fully energized. As Stephen Frears, the director of her latest film, "Victoria & Abdul,"...
Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017
It was a day of queens at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday — a real British monarch on the screen and two queens of acting, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, on the red carpet.
Dench plays long-reigning Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' "Victoria & Abdul," which charts the relationship...