Judi Dench Is Queen Victoria In First ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Trailer


When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and 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.

Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard and Tim Pigott-Smith in his final big-screen role, Victoria and Abdul is released September 8 in the UK, followed by the U.S. on September 2.