From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV’s rule. Her German cousin Albert is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on trusty Prime Minister Melbourne. Victoria is impressed by Albert’s philanthropy which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin’s bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne. Written by don @ minifie-1
|Tagline:||Love rules all.|
|Cast:||David Robb, Emily Blunt, Genevieve O’Reilly, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain, Jesper Christensen, Jim Broadbent, Josef Altin, Julian Glover, Malcolm Sinclair, Mark Strong, Michael Maloney, Michiel Huisman, Miranda Richardson, Morven Christie, Paul Bettany, Rachael Stirling, Rupert Friend, Shaun Dingwall, Thomas Kretschmann, Tom Brooke|
|Country:||United Kingdom, USA|