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A superb adaptation of the story of Queen Victoria and royal servant John Brown, brought together by the untimely death of Prince Albert.After Alberts death it seems Victoria was inconsolable and as Albert was fond of John Brown he was called on to help.
When John arrives the contrast between him and the royal advisors surrounding the Queen is instantly apparent.Where they are only interested in getting the Queen to return to official duties John Brown is interested in the actual welfare of Victoria.His gruff manner garners him few friends in the Queens entourage and tongues soon start to wag.The social contrast between him and Victoria is immense but for all that they still get on wonderfully.Its probably the reason Victoria eventually recovered as John Brown was supportive but still treated her as a woman first and Queen second.
Excellent performances by Judi Dench as Victoria and Geoffrey Palmer as one of her advisors are true highlights.However pride of place must go to Billy Connolly for his role as John Brown.....simply outstanding.A wonderful historical drama which well illustrates the differences between the British classes during the nineteenth century.Highly recommended!
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Initial post: 31 Dec 2008 10:35:37 GMT
I get your drift but I always find it hard to take Billy Connolly seriously when he plays it straight.
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