Mrs Brown (1997)

Directed by
John Madden

This is John Madden's spectacular dramatisation of one of history's most unusual, and moving love stories.

Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) is deep in grief over her husband's demise, she soon disappears from the public's view due to her feeling that she can no longer carry out her public duties.

Her servant, John Brown (Billy Connolly) is summoned to her from Balmoral. His main concern being to walk the Queen's pony, in the hope that she will start to come out of herself, and start living her life to the full once again.

The confident, and ever adoring, Highlander displays a distinct lack of respect for court protocol and quickly becomes the Queen's most trusted companion and through caress and admiration he brings her back to life once again.

However the bitterness of this sweet tale is that the relationship creates a scandalous situation and if unveiled could lead to a crisis in the monarchy.

Written by

Also known as "Dame Brown", "Su Majestad, La Sra. Brown", "Sua Majestade Mrs. Brown"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Judi DenchJudi Dench...Queen Victoria
Image for Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly...John Brown
Image for Geoffrey PalmerGeoffrey Palmer...Henry Ponsonby
Antony Sher...Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Image for Gerard ButlerGerard Butler...Archie Brown
Richard Pasco...Doctor Jenner
David Westhead...Prince of Wales
Bridget McConnell...Lady Ely
Georgie Glen...Lady Churchill
Catherine O'Donnell...Lady-in-Waiting
Sara Stewart...Princess Alexandra
Finty Williams...Princess Helena
Claire Nicolson...Princess Louise
Hattie Ladbury...Princess Alice
Oliver Kent...Prince Alfred