Mrs Brown script
Mrs Brown (2003)
Synopsis: Mrs Brown, also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown, is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, and Gerard Butler in his film debut. It was written by Jeremy Brock and directed by John Madden. The film was produced by the BBC and Ecosse Films with the intention of being shown on BBC One and on WGBH's Masterpiece Theatre. However, it was acquired by Miramax and released to unexpected success, going on to earn more than $13 million worldwide. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Dench was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but lost to Helen Hunt for her role in As Good as It Gets.

PONSONBY (V.O.)

... It will not surprise you to hear

that she continues steadfast in her

refusal to accept any public

engagements, however trivial...

INT. OSBORNE HOUSE, QUEEN VICTORIA'S BEDCHAMBER - DAY

A bronze cast of Prince Albert's hand hangs above the Royal

bed. His sleeping-gown is laid out on one side.

A somberly dressed middle-aged man stands by the bed:

DOCTOR JENNER, the Queen's physician. He is placing

potions and medicaments in a row on the bedside table.

Behind him, TWO MAIDSERVANTS are busy stripping and

remaking the bed while another raises the window to air the

room.

PONSONBY (V.O.)

... Family and staff expend all their

efforts endeavouring to draw her out

of this state of unfettered morbidity,

but to no avail. Indeed, Doctor

Jenner will not undertake to vouchsafe

her sanity, unless some remedy is

found...

INT. OSBORNE HOUSE, QUEEN VICTORIA'S DRESSING ROOM - DAY

VICTORIA is turning slowly around as a young ASSISTANT

DRESSER completes the fastening on her black crepe dress.

PONSONBY (V.O.)

... We must hope, therefore, that this

Mr Brown will appeal to the Queen's

sentimental, though deeply-held, view

that all Highlanders are good for the

health. If she can at least be

persuaded to take the air, the

prospect of further recovery may seem

less remote...

The assistant dresser pulls too tightly on her dress.

VICTORIA winces slightly.

ASSISTANT DRESSER

(terrified)

Sorry, ma'am.

EXT. THE SEA FRONT, ISLE OF WIGHT - DAY

We glide slowly past the coastline as a caption reads:

"ISLE OF WIGHT. 1864."

A DRIVER stands against the sea front with a horse and cart

bearing the Royal coat of arms.

John BROWN leads his pony along the dockside, towards the

waiting driver. He is in his late thirties, fit, handsome

and dressed in tartan kilt and short jacket.

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