Gillian Anderson & Hugh Bonneville Feature On Viceroy’s House Character Posters Gillian Anderson & Hugh Bonneville Feature On Viceroy’s House Character Posters
Stars of The X-Files and Downton Abbey feature on these sumptuous new character posters for Viceroy's House. Gillian Anderson & Hugh Bonneville Feature On Viceroy’s House Character Posters

With little over a fortnight until the UK release of Viceroy’s House, the kind folks at Pathé UK have supplied Filmoria with a pair of gorgeous character posters for the film, which stars Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).

Produced by the British Film Institute (BFI), 20th Century Fox UK, and BBC Films, the historical biopic also stars Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, and Huma Qureshi. Check out the sumptuous new artwork right here…

Source: Pathé UK


Source: Pathé UK

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten (played by Hugh Bonneville), great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter (Lily Travers); downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

The film is deeply personal to the director Gurinder Chadha, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as British rule came to an end. Her film examines those events through the prism of a marriage – that of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten – and a romance – that between a young Hindu servant, Jeet (Manish Dayal), and his intended Muslim bride, Aalia (Huma Qureshi). The young lovers find themselves caught up in the seismic end of Empire, in conflict with the Mountbattens and with their own communities, but never ever giving up hope…

Viceroy’s House opens in cinemas across the country from Friday, 3rd March.

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