A United Kingdom (2016) 25 Nov 2016Biographical, Rmantic, Drama film12A

A United Kingdom Film 2016 Poster
A United Kingdom Poster


Based on a true story, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) is the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana). In 1948 he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the British empire to return from an imposed exile to their African kingdom, and assume power after independence.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Amma Asante

Producer(s): Brunson Green, Charlie Mason, Rick McCallum, Cameron McCracken, Justin Moore-Lewy, David Oyelowo

Starring(s): David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Jack Lowden, Terry Pheto, Vusi Kunene, Donald Molosi, Tom Felton, Charlotte Hope, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Laura Carmichael, Abena Ayivor

Music by: Patrick Doyle

Story by: Guy Hibbert

Screenplay by: Guy Hibbert

Edited by: Jonathan Amos

Cinematography: Sam McCurdy


EFW Scale: 3.5 3.5/5

Release Date: 25 Nov 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 09 Sep 2016 / TIFF

Genre(s): Biographical, Rmantic, Drama film

Certification: 12A

Language(s): English

Country: United Kingdom

Film Industry: British

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: BBC Films, British Film Institute, Ingenious Media, Pathé, Film United, Perfect Weekend, Yoruba Saxon Productions, Harbinger Pictures

Distributed by: Pathè (UK), Fox Searchlight Pictures

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