Telling the extraordinary story of the unexpected friendship between Queen Victoria and young clerk Abdul Karim, who travelled from India to be a part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, one of this year’s big hits could be Victoria And Abdul, with Judi Dench and Ali Fazal leading the film in the respective titular roles. Check out the brilliant first trailer for the Universal Pictures release below:
Finding favour with the Queen herself, Abdul and Victoria become extremely close, as the monarch begins to question the constrictions surrounding her long-held position. Forging an alliance that nobody could have predicted, the two have a loyalty to one another that’s envied, with her household and inner circle all doing their best to destroy the friendship.
Despite their best efforts, the relationship is one that deepens, allowing Victoria to see a changing world through a fresh set of eyes, with the Queen soon joyfully reclaiming her humanity.
As well as the trailer above, you can check out the first poster and two new first look images for the film below:
Also starring Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams and Fenella Woolgal, with Stephen Frearers as director and Lee Hall as writer, Victoria And Abdul is expected to hit UK cinemas on September 15, 2017.