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Queen Victoria, the most dramatized of all British monarchs, has held fascination for filmmakers since the inception of cinema. This film series features four films and one televised play about Victoria in which her life, her loves, and her many achievements—over an astonishing 50-year reign—are explored and celebrated. Complements the exhibition, A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography.

Free; reservations required. This film series is intended for teen and adult audiences.

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Victoria the Great

Saturday, February 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
(1937, 112 minutes, black and white, 35mm)



Rarely seen in the U.S., this British drama stars popular British actress Anna Neagle and focuses on the early years of Victoria's life with Albert through her rule after his death.


 

Mrs. Brown

Sunday, February 23, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Directed by John Madden
(1997, 105 minutes, 35mm)



In some regards the bookend to "The Young Victoria," here Victoria (the marvelous Judi Dench) has gone into hiding after the death of her beloved Albert, but eventually finds the will to live and rule again due to the devotion of Mr. Brown, a member of her household staff at Balmoral Castle.


 

Victoria Regina

Saturday, February 15, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Directed by George Schaefer
(1961, 77 minutes, DVD)



Julie Harris stars in this original Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Laurence Housman's play focusing on the relationship between Queen Victoria and her beloved husband Albert.


 

The Mudlark

Saturday, February 15, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Directed by Jean Negulesco
(1950, 99 minutes, black and white, 35mm)



Director Jean Negulesco's charming take on a young waif determined to visit his queen (played by Irene Dunne). Amazingly, the lad is able to bring out the best in the reclusive Victoria and help her return to public life. Also starring Alec Guinness.


 

The Young Victoria

Sunday, February 16, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee
(2009, 105 minutes, 35mm)



An atypical portrait of Victoria, in that the star is closest to the true age of the woman she is portraying. This is a young, slim, Victoria (played by the beautiful Emily Blunt) who engages in one of history's greatest romances with her equally handsome counterpart Prince Albert (Rupert Friend).


How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.