Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Stephen Frears

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain's royal court at the turn of the 20th century.

You were perhaps thinking of the film "Mrs. Brown," starring Judi...

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

Judi Dench is not tired.

"I've had one of those pep-up drinks," Dench, beaming as she sits down for a recent interview. "I feel rather sparky."

Caffeinated or not, Dench, 82, remains fully energized. As Stephen Frears, the director of her latest film, "Victoria & Abdul,"...

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017

It was a day of queens at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday — a real British monarch on the screen and two queens of acting, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, on the red carpet.

Dench plays long-reigning Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' "Victoria & Abdul," which charts the relationship...