Mrs. Brown (1997)

Mrs. Brown (1997)



Critic Consensus: Thanks to some top notch acting, the chemistry between its stars, and a witty, thoughtful script, Mrs. Brown delivers a nuanced and entertaining, if not entirely factual, account of a seldom explored historical relationship.

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Following her husband's death, Queen Victoria's inconsolable grief forced her into a seclusion that did not abate until feisty Scottish groom John Brown, entered her life and goaded her into living again. Their close friendship caused a major scandal. This factual drama offers an unusually intimate look into Victoria's life.
Rating: PG (For a beating, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama , Romance
Directed By: John Madden (II)
Written By: Jeremy Brock
In Theaters: wide
Miramax Films


Judi Dench
as Queen Victoria
Billy Connolly
as John Brown
Geoffrey Palmer
as Henry Ponsonby
Antony Sher
as Disraeli
Gerard Butler
as Archie Brown
Richard Pasco
as Doctor Jenner
David Westhead
as Prince of Wales
Georgie Glen
as Lady Churchill
Catherine O'Donnell
as Lady In Waiting
Sara Stewart
as Princess Alexandra
Finty Williams
as Princess Helena
Clair Nicolson
as Princess Louise
Hattie Ladburty
as Princess Alice
Oliver Kent
as Prince Alfred
Alex Menzies
as Prince Arthur
Simon McKerrell
as Prince Leopold
Rupert Farley
as Bertie's Valet
Elaine Collins
as Mrs. Grant
Jimmy Chisholm
as Mr. Grant
Jason Morell
as Lord Stanley
Rebecca Charles
as Assistant Dresser
Cherith Mellor
as Mary Ann Disraeli
George Hall
as Speaker of the House
Robin Marchal
as Commons Counter
Oliver Ford Davies
as Dean of Windsor
Patrick Hannaway
as Journalist
John Ramsay
as Journalist
Delia Lindsay
as Society Lady
James Vaughan
as Sir Charles Dilke
Theo Steele
as Footman
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Brown

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (11)

Mrs. Brown is reserved yet spirited.

Full Review… | May 6, 2016
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Centering on a lesser-known chapter in the reign of Queen Victoria, this richly detailed drama about her intimate relationship with her servant that scandalized the country is extremely well-acted; Judi Dench deserves an Oscar nomination

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
Top Critic

Dench is magnificent as Victoria, a toy-sized, black-suited, dough girl of despair, a woman slowly recovering her wits and her expectations.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

''Mrs. Brown'' transcends its period setting not only with a keenly observed struggle between love and duty but also with the kind of controversy that envelops the Queen and her servant.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

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