Momentum/GK Films (Martin Scorsese, Graham King, Timothy
Headington & Sarah Ferguson)
W: Julian Fellowes
DP: Hagen Bogdanski
Ed: Jill Bilcock & Matt Garner
Mus: Ilan Eshkeri
PD: Patrice Vermette
Cos: Sandy Powell
Emily Blunt (Queen Victoria), Rupert Friend
(Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha), Miranda Richardson (The Duchess Of Kent), Mark Strong (Sir John Conroy), Jim Broadbent (King William IV), Paul Brittany (Lord Melbourne), Harriet
Walter (Queen Adelaide)
This historical drama focuses on the early days Queen
Victoria's reign, as she is bound by a political rule that she sits as a regent until she comes of age, as well as focusing on her blossoming relationship with Prince Albert, whom she would
subsequently marry and have children with.
This historical romantic drama has fine attention to period
detail, especially with the Oscar-winning costumes, and boasts a wonderful performance by lead Emily Blunt. The story, however, has been relocated from other period pieces into the opulent
palaces of royalty. It's practically a BBC miniseries with a bigger production budget. It also fails to mention anything of Victoria's addition to cocaine.
Still, it will be very well received by those who like these
kinds of movies.