A United Kingdom received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9th September 2016 and its European premiere will be at the BFI London Film Festival on 5th October 2016.
A UNITED KINGDOM tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
A UNITED KINGDOM is directed by Asante (Belle) from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky), based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams. The cast is led by David Oyelowo (Selma) as Seretse Khama, with Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) playing his future wife Ruth Williams. Other cast includes Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Terry Pheto (Mandela), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Arnold Oceng (Adulthood), Jack Lowden (’71) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey).
The first reviews are coming in! ‘Irresistible storytelling’ 4 STARS from Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian https://t.co/8oYgzV15mZ
— A United Kingdom (@AUnitedKingdom) 9 September 2016
In Cinemas Nationwide 25th November