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#VictoriaAndAbdul Will Delight Us With Their Charm And Humanism

Victoria and Abdul, Judi Dench

You will laugh, you will cry, you will go “WOW, ” and your emotional ride will be everything in between when you watch an upcoming Focus Features film VICTORIA & ABDUL.

Opening in Select Cities
September 22, 2017

Focus Features Victoria & Abdul, Judi Dench

Featuring Academy Award winner and one of my favorite actresses Judi Dench who plays Queen Victoria in her later years of governing, and Ali Fazal who plays a young clerk Abdul Karim straight from India – this movie will bring a fresh view of human connection when the stigmas and prejudices are shattered down when the true life’s values step in.

When it comes to the grandiosity of filming big scenes, sporting just the right locale is the key! The movie’s banquet was filmed at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, United Kingdom.

The Royal Naval College, Greenwich, was a Royal Navy training establishment between 1873 and 1998, providing courses for naval officers. It was the home of the Royal Navy’s staff college, which provided advanced training for officers.

Victoria and Abdul, Judi Dench

Royal Naval College in Greenwich, UK Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Victoria and Abdul, Judi Dench

The Audience Had To Be Accommodated Royally, Hence the Filming Locale – Royal Naval College in Greenwich, UK.

All the extras you see in the screenshot from the movie had to be dressed up and go to the Royal banquet! You will find that these people have done an amazing job. FYI: Extras have a call and are picked by the casting crew based on their age, race and certain demographics that is pertinent to the culture and century the action’s taking place in. I find it fascinating. The majority of these people have never done any professional theatrical or TV training. They are paid for the right look and are trained in mannerisms for every scene.

Victoria and Abdul, Judi Dench

Extras Enjoying the Banquet Scene!

I can’t wait to see this movie and learn something new for myself. Every story has a thread of truth in it. And this script is based on true life’s circumstances.

With a talented director Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”) we are for a magical time in front of the Big Screen!

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