(also released as Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown
) is a 1997 movie
starring Dame Judi Dench
and Billy Connolly
. The movie was an unexpected success in the cinema, where it was intended for a very small limited release.
The film tells the story of Queen Victoria and her relationship with her servant, John Brown, and the scandal it produced. It was written by Jeremy Brock and directed by John Madden.
The movie was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Judi Dench) and Best Makeup.