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Director Frears praises Dame Judi's Victoria role

Director Frears praises Dame Judi's Victoria role
By Euronews

<p>Stephen Frears’ latest film, “Victoria and Abdul,” tells the unlikely story of Queen Victoria – played by Dame Judi Dench – and Abdul Karim, the Indian man who became her servant and teacher. </p> <p>Ali Fazal is in the role of Abdul. </p> <p>Both Dame Judi and the director say they had their reasons to enjoy making the film. </p> <p>“We were in the actual place, in her writing room looking out of the window at exactly what she would see,” Dench said. </p> <p>And referring to Dame Judi, Frears said: “Well she’s very, very good and she’s a wonderful woman. She just makes it very easy. She’s so intelligent and thoughtful and chooses well.” </p> <p>The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. It is now on worldwide release.</p>