• Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (1997)

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown

Release Date: 1997

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

After the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) withdraws from public life, so the court appoints a former servant of the prince, John Brown (Billy Connolly), to help her recover from her grief. Brown's unorthodox ways and disdain for protocol draw the queen out of her shell, and the brash Scot becomes her sole confidant. However, their growing closeness causes a stir, as scandalous rumors begin circulating about the exact nature of their relationship.

Cast: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, Gerard Butler, Richard Pasco, David Westhead, Georgie Glen

Director: John Madden

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: WGBH

Keywords: Transformation, Passionate, Quest, Heartwarming, Forbidden love, England, Touching

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Poignant, witty, historically illuminating. show more

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Mrs. Brown will delight and touch any viewer who seeks it out. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A love story about two strong-willed people who find exhilaration in testing each other. It is not about sexual love, or even romantic love, really, but about that kind of love based on challenge and fascination. show more

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Awards

Nominated Makeup
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)