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THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Introduction
The Young Victoria was filmed on location in England and at Shepperton Studios during a ten week shoot from August 2007. The film is directed by the critically-acclaimed French-Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) from a script by Academy Award® winning Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).

The Young Victoria has a distinguished ensemble of actors that includes Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada), Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice), Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jim Broadbent (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Mark Strong (Body of Lies) and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong).

Supporting cast is provided by Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale), Michael Maloney (Babel), Julian Glover (Troy) and Harriet Walter (Atonement).

The Young Victoria features an all-star production team that includes director of photography Hagen Bogdanski (The Lives of Others), production designer Patrice Vermette (C.R.A.Z.Y), Academy Award® winning costume designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, Shakespeare in Love), Academy Award® winning make-up and hair designer Jenny Shircore (Amazing Grace, Elizabeth) and editor Jill Bilcock (Moulin Rouge!, Elizabeth). Music is composed by Ilan Eshkeri and the music supervisor is Maureen Crowe.

Vallée made his feature film debut with Black List, a strikingly stylish thriller honored with nine Genie Award nominations (Canada's "Oscars”). His next feature C.R.A.Z.Y., a beguiling coming of age tale won 11 Genie Awards including Best Motion Picture and Best Director as well as 15 Jutra Awards, the Best Canadian Film prize at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005, the Golden Reel Award as Canada's top box office performer and screened at some 20 international film festivals around the globe.

Vallée directed The Young Victoria from a script penned by Academy Award winning writer Julian Fellowes. Fellowes' screenplay for Gosford Park earned him numerous accolades including an Academy Award® received in 2002. His other screenwriting credits include Mira Nair's Vanity Fair and his directorial debut Separate Lies starring Tom Wilkinson.

Introduced to the project by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, The Young Victoria is a GK Films production, produced by Graham King, Martin Scorsese, Tim Headington and Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York. King and Scorsese won Best Picture and Best Achievement in Directing Oscars® respectively for their recent collaboration on the box office hit The Departed. GK Films' Colin Vaines is Executive Producer and the company's Denis O'Sullivan is the film's co-producer.

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