Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant got it’s UK premiere this Sunday at UK premiere at the Odeon, Leicester Square on Tuesday. Attending the red carpet event where Dame Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Shrabani Basu (Author of the book), Eddie Izzard, Fenella Woolgar, Lee Hall (Screenwriter) and Stephen Frears (Director).
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.
Check out some of the images from the event.