A United Kingdom Movie

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Follows the political blowback that follows an African prince’s marriage to a London office worker.

Who's Involved:

Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport, Rick McCallum, David Oyelowo, Amma Asante, Guy Hibbert, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Laura Carmichael, Arnold Oceng

Release Date:

Friday, February 10, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

A United Kingdom is the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making A United Kingdom

A look at the A United Kingdom behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Amma Asante last directed Where Hands Touch and Belle. The film's writer Guy Hibbert last wrote Eye in the Sky and Five Minutes of Heaven.


Amma Asante


Guy Hibbert


Rick McCallum
David Oyelowo

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Production: What we know about A United Kingdom

Key Facts

  1. A Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Ingenious presentation with the participation of Canal + and Cine + of a Yoruba Saxon/Harbinger Pictures/Perfect Weekend/ Film United production of a film by Amma Asante.
  2. Screened at 2016's Toronto International Film Festival to solid reviews.
  3. Based on the true story.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 28, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about December 7, 2016, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 13, 2015, the film was in Production status.

Shooting in Botswana.

On or about August 3, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Eyeing an October 2015 start.

A United Kingdom Release Date: When was it released?

A United Kingdom was released in 2017 on Friday, February 10, 2017 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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