Dame Judi Dench will play Queen Victoria in director Stephen Frears film ‘Victoria and Abdul’.The film tells “the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As she questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.”

This will be the second time Dame Judi has played Queen Victoria. She previously played the role in ‘Mrs Brown’ Production is due later this year with a 2017 release.