Mrs. Brown (1997)



While on an extended stay at Balmoral Castle and still in mourning over the death of her beloved Prince Albert, Queen Victoria meets Mr. Brown, a member of her household staff who thinks the time has come for her to start living a normal life. He soon gains the Queen’s favor and friendship and his authority and status in the household are soon on the rise. This creates concerns among the Queen’s many advisers who see their own influence diminishing and the Queen’s reputation being tarnished. As a result, they move to ensure Mr. Brown’s future influence in the household is kept in check.



Judi Dench … Queen Victoria
Billy Connolly … John Brown
Geoffrey Palmer … Henry Ponsonby
Antony Sher … Disraeli
Gerard Butler … Archie Brown
Richard Pasco … Doctor Jenner
David Westhead … Bertie, Prince of Wales
Georgie Glen … Lady Churchill
Sara Stewart … Princess Alexandra
Finty Williams … Princess Helena
Claire Nicolson … Princess Louise
Hattie Ladbury … Princess Alice
Oliver Kent … Prince Alfred
Alex Menzies … Prince Arthur
Simon McKerrell … Prince Leopold

Director: John Madden
Writer: Jeremy Brock