Mrs Brown (1997)
Judi Dench, comedian Billy Connolly and a young Gerard Butler all perform brilliantly in this Oscar-winning film – which was originally destined for the TV before it was snapped up by Miramax. A depressed Queen Victoria goes into hiding following her husband’s death. Not to worry, though, she rediscovers her enthusiasm for life thanks to her Scottish servant John Brown. But their friendship threatens to become a national scandal.