The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria is a 2009 British period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes, based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Produced by Graham King, Martin Scorsese, Sarah Ferguson, and Timothy Headington, the film stars Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, and Jim Broadbent among a large ensemble cast.

The Young Victoria
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean-Marc Vallée
Written byJulian Fellowes
Produced byMartin Scorsese
Graham King
Timothy Headington
Sarah Ferguson
CinematographyHagen Bogdanski
Edited byJill Bilcock
Matt Garner
Music byIlan Eshkeri
Distributed byMomentum Pictures
Release dates
  • 6 March 2009 (2009-03-06) (United Kingdom)
  • 18 December 2009 (2009-12-18) (United States)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$35 million[1]
Box office$31.9 million[2]

As screenwriter, Fellowes sought to make the film as historically accurate as possible. With this in mind, Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell and historical consultant Alastair Bruce were hired, and filming for The Young Victoria took place at various historical landmarks in England to further the film's authenticity. Despite this, some aspects of the film have been criticised for their historical inaccuracies.

Momentum Pictures released the film in the United Kingdom and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group opened The Young Victoria in limited theatrical release in the United States. Critical reception was generally positive.

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