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John Madden

Mrs. Brown

Edition 1997
103' - 1997 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: John Madden Composer: Stephen Warbeck With: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Anthony Sher
It is 1864 and the government is in turmoil. Queen Victoria remains stricken with grief over Prince Albert’s death and refuses to carry out any public duties. Her popularity with the British subjects is waning and there are calls to abolish the monarchy. As a last resort the Queen’s Private Secretary, summons John Brown, her loyal Scottish Attendant, down from Balmoral to walk the Queen’s pony. Perhaps if she will take some exercise, she will start to emerge from her mourning. Brown’s arrival at Court is the beginning of an extraordinary relationship. A confident Scotsman with no respect for either English or Court protocol, Brown quickly becomes the Queen’s most trusted companion. She withdraws even further from public life…

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John Madden


Stephen Warbeck


Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Anthony Sher


Jeremy Brock

Director of Photography

Richard Greatrex


Robin Sales


Sarah Curtis

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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