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Victoria & Albert (2001)

The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and eighteen-year-old Victoria's ascension to ... See full summary »

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John Erman

Writer:

John Goldsmith
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Hamilton ... Victoria
Jonathan Firth ... Prince Albert
James Callis ... Ernest
Diana Rigg ... Baroness Lehzen
Patrick Malahide ... Sir John Conroy
Roger Hammond ... Duke of Coburg
Penelope Wilton ... Princess Mary Louise Victoria, Duchess of Kent
Peter Ustinov ... King William IV
Delena Kidd Delena Kidd ... Queen Adelaide
Timothy Carlton ... Dr. Halford
John Wood ... Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Malcolm Sinclair ... Conyngham
Gary Raymond ... Archbishop
Nigel Hawthorne ... Lord William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Crispin Redman Crispin Redman ... Mr. Anson
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The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and eighteen-year-old Victoria's ascension to the throne, the series charts the tumultuous period in nineteenth century England where Victoria comes to terms with the enormous duties that lay ahead of her, while also falling deeply in love with her beloved Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The marriage and birth of their nine children are featured, as is Albert's frustration by the inactivity he experienced in the early years of his role as Prince Consort. Written by markbs

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An epic love story as proud and powerful as the British Empire.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Victoria & Albert See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nigel Hawthorne (Lord Melbourne) previously played Queen Victoria's grandfather King George III in The Madness of King George (1994). See more »

Goofs

At a state occasion prior to Victoria's marriage the orchestra is playing music from Strauss's operetta 'Die Fledermaus' which would not be written until many years later in 1874. See more »

Quotes

Prince Albert: [Victoria bangs on Albert's study door] Who is it?
Victoria: [In a loud annoyed voice] What do you mean? "Who is it?" It's your queen!
Prince Albert: [Victoria takes a deep breath and calms down a bit knocks on the door calmly] Who is it?
Victoria: [In a calm and quiet voice] It's your wife.
[Albert opens the door and Victoria goes in and closes the door quietly]
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Connections

Version of Victoria Regina (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah Chorus
(uncredited)
George Frideric Handel
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Uplifting The Family
18 September 2008 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Since the days gradually came on the Royal Family in Great Britain that they are to reign rather than rule, the struggle has always been to be popular and stay popular without being self indulgent. They are the unifying symbol for their country rather than a written Constitution that we Yanks have, so they're behavior, good or bad, counts for so much more.

The folks who established that tradition were Victoria & Albert, first cousins in the Saxe-Coburg family and husband and wife. Through her father, the Duke of Kent, young Victoria was the heir to the British monarchy to which she ascended in 1837.

Royalty made its last gasp for power immediately preceding the events that are shown in this mini-series. King William IV played here by Peter Ustinov by royal prerogative dismissed the government of Prime Minster Earl Grey. Robert Peel formed a Tory government, but it only lasted for a few months because Parliament by now had firm control of the Treasury. William IV was forced to call back Earl Grey and bow to the wishes of the people's representatives, now even more representative since the Reform Act of 1832 reapportioned Parliament after several hundred years.

So the monarchy was to reign instead of rule, but if this bunch didn't keep a lid on the peccadilloes, the folks in the United Kingdom might just take it in their heads to be rid of them and get themselves a republic like their former colonies had done. That was the duty that Prince Albert (Jonathan Firth) saw it and he persuaded his young bride, Queen Victoria (Victoria Hamilton) that they must do the same.

Albert was a serious young man and Victoria had been leading a sheltered life courtesy of her mother Penelope Wilton had led a life away from the dissolute Hanoverian Court of Uncles George IV and William IV.

When you have no other purpose in life, but to set an example, you'd better be good at that. A few in the Royal Family haven't lived up to that down to this day. If you can't be good, at least be discreet.

Victoria & Albert is a good mini-series from the BBC capturing the ambiance of the early Victorian era very well indeed. Diana Rigg won an Emmy for her performance as Baroness Lehzen, young Victoria's governess who didn't quite know when to let go.

You can enjoy it even if you're not familiar with British history.


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