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The Young Victoria (PG)

10 — 16 April 2009

Cast: Emily Blunt, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany

Fri 10 - Sat 11 April 5.45 & 8.15 Sun 12 April 8.00 Mon 13 April 5.45 & 8.15 Tues 14 April 8.30 Wed 15 April 5.45 Thur 16 April 8.30

Dir: Jean-Marc Vallee (2009) UK 1hr 44min

Cast: Emily Blunt, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany

From producer Martin Scorsese and the makers of Gosford Park, this is a visually stunning dramatisation of the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. Emily Blunt stars as Queen Victoria in this British costume drama focusing her romance with Prince Albert. Here Victoria is a teenager, her natural spirit only slightly tempered by the weight of her impending duties as queen. We meet her as her kindly uncle King William (Jim Broadbent) is ailing, thus ushering in a new era for the inexperienced royal. While her parents (Mark Strong and Miranda Richardson) feel Victoria is too young to take the crown, they are keen to maintain a close hold on her and benefit from her position when the time comes.