Victoria & Abdul Cast and Crew | Focus Features

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s [Academy Award winner Judi Dench] remarkable rule.

When Abdul Karim [Ali Fazal], 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.

QUEEN VICTORIA - JUDI DENCH

ABDUL KARIM - ALI FAZAL

MOHAMMED - ADEEL AKHTAR

MR. PUCCINI - SIMON CALLOW

LORD SALISBURY - MICHAEL GAMBON

BERTIE, PRINCE OF WALES - EDDIE IZZARD

MRS. TUCK - RUTH McCABE

SIR HENRY PONSONBY - TIM PIGOTT-SMITH

ALICK YORKE - JULIAN WADHAM

LADY CHURCHILL - OLIVIA WILLIAMS

MISS PHIPPS - FENELLA WOOLGAR

DIRECTOR - STEPHEN FREARS

WRITER - LEE HALL