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The Young Victoria

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Post by Libby » Sun January 11th, 2009, 7:04 pm

Thanks for the link Susan. I don't know about Beatrice being like her mother, in that last photo she's the image of her father.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat January 17th, 2009, 5:39 pm

I was wrong. Nine year old wants nothing to do with this one. He stubbornly clings to the BBC Victoria & Albert. But I wouldn't mind seeing it. Almost laughed at a young and dashing Melbourne as a rival for Victoria's affections. Still it looks good overall.

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Post by Leyland » Tue February 17th, 2009, 10:54 pm

Sarah Ferguson is one of the producers of the film, which I'm sure is the reason that her daughter is the only member of Britain's royal to appear in a non-documentary film. No speaking though, just a lady waiting.
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Post by Christina » Thu March 12th, 2009, 10:31 pm

The trailers I've seen for this film look wonderful. I hope it really captures the heart of Victoria and shows Albert as the wonderful man he was!! Hope it's not too 'glamorised' (the mention of a young Melbourne gave me pause....)

(Oooh :-( , I heard an interview with Fergie about Beatrice being in the film and I thought, "Hmm...." Say no more but really...controversial but Sarah F. milks her association with royalty for all it's worth and has most peculiar ideas about motherhood!!)

Lovehistory, your nine-year-old is right on the ball about "Victoria & Albert"! How wonderful for someone so young to appreciate such a lovely era and such fascinating people!!! :-)

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Post by Leo62 » Sat March 14th, 2009, 10:39 am

I went to see it yesterday with my mum :D

Don't know much about this period, so no idea if there are any accuracy issues...but I liked it - very well done & well-acted. Emily Blunt was very convincing, and I'll watch pretty much anything with Paul Bettany in it ;)

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