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'Victoria & Abdul' opens up well in UK

22 September 2017

And it is a huge hit with viewers!

Her latest performance, as Queen Victoria in the film Victoria and Abdul, has been described as "expectedly sensational" and a "class act". The film debuted in 10 territories over the weekend and earned about $4.7 million. The film has been recorded as director Stephen Frears best ever United Kingdom debut. "I'm just looking for films with good content, good cinema and a good script", he said, and Victoria & Abdul definitely seems to fit the bill.

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The movie also records the highest box office collection of a Hollywood film with an Indian star in the titular role. I mean, I can be a serious person, but I see humour in a great many things. "I had to put on 12 kilos and then there's tailoring, makeup, trying to get a whole way of moving differently and lowering my voice into this large rib cage that I didn't have". So I guess I am happy. "We are topping the charts after "It".

Victoria and Abdul tells the story of how the Queen brightened the final years of her life with the friendship of Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young male Indian servant. "She is a consummate artist of stage and screen who is a particular favorite of mine", says Kirk Douglas, original award recipient.

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On television, Jenna Coleman is playing a young version of the Queen and here Dame Judi Dench returns to the part that made her an worldwide star. And it may be noticed that they are both fictional characters whereas she was real. Except for her mannerisms and the British accent, there was nothing more common about the two Victorias.

"I wanted particularly to know his childhood relationship with his mother and father, and I wanted to know why he was off the rails by the time he was a teenager", Izzard says about researching Bertie's life. She is one of the most handsome women I have ever laid my eyes on. "I had a bit of a fan moment, and she gave me the warmest hug".

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While the movie released in the UK, Victoria and Abdul is slated to release in India on September 22.

'Victoria & Abdul' opens up well in UK