Win tickets to watch Victoria And Abdul starring Judi Dench

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 September 2017

Victoria and Abdul.

Victoria and Abdul.

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The unlikely true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk called Abdul will be told in cinemas this month.

Judi Dench reprises her role as Victoria, 20 years after playing her in Mrs Brown.

In Victoria And Abdul, the queen is close to celebrating her golden jubilee and Abdul has made his way to England for the occasion.

He expects to wait tables, but finds himself working as Victoria’s personal attendant.

Within a year, he has become one of the most powerful figures at court, but their controversial friendship risks a revolt in the royal household.

Victoria And Abdul is one of three films Dench is starring in this year, with Tulip Fever released in August and Murder On The Orient Express hitting cinema screens in November.

Over six decades on stage and screen, she has established herself as one of Britain’s most recognisable and highly-regarded actors.

She won awards for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown in 1997, and she was also acclaimed for parts in Shakespeare In Love, Chocolat and Mrs Henderson Presents.

Director Stephen Frears too is no stranger to films about the royals, having been nominated for an Academy Award for The Queen in 2006.

He also directed Dench in Philomena and his other work includes The Grifters and, more recently, Florence Foster Jenkins.

Dench stars alongside Ali Fazal as Abdul, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard and the late Tim Pigott-Smith in his final performance.

Victoria And Abdul is out now.

The Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon, in The Centre, Weston, to offer two pairs of tickets to watch the film.

The competition closes at 10am on September 22. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering the competition, you agree to be contacted by Archant.

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