Broadbent and Richardson Join Victoria


Jim Broadbent and Miranda Richardson will star in The Young Victoria, Graham King and Martin Scorsese’s look at the monarch’s turbulent rise to power.

French-Canadian helmer Jean-Marc Vallee is directing the GK Films project based on a script by Julian Fellowes.

Broadbent will play King William, Victoria’s uncle, while Richardson has been cast as the Duchess of Kent, Victoria’s mother. They join Emily Blunt as Victoria and Rupert Friend as her husband, Prince Albert.

In addition, Mark Strong (Syriana) has been cast as the devious Conroy.

Production is scheduled to begin later this month in the U.K.