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. Fox Searchlight Presents a Pathé, BBC Films, Ingenious Media, and BFI presentation, with the participation of Canal+, and Ciné+, of a Yoruba Saxon, Harbinger Pictures, Perfect Weekend, Film United production of A UNITED KINGDOM. The film is directed by Amma Asante (BELLE, A WAY OF LIFE), written for the screen by Guy Hibbert (EYE IN THE SKY, FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN) based on Susan Williams’s book Colour Bar and stars David Oyelowo (SELMA, JACK REACHER), Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL, JACK REACHER), Jack Davenport (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER) and Terry Pheto (TSOTSI, MANDELA). A UNITED KINGDOM is produced by Rick McCallum (STAR WARS: EPISODES I-VI, RED TAILS), alongside David Oyelowo, Peter Heslop, Brunson Green (THE HELP), Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason. Cameron McCracken of Pathé is executive producer alongside Christine Langan for the BBC, Natascha Wharton of the BFI, Eleanor Clark Windo and Guy Hibbert. Sam McCurdy (THE DESCENT, GAME OF THRONES) is director of photography; Jonathan Amos (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD) and Jon Gregory (MR. TURNER, IN BRUGES) edited the film; the production designer is Simon Bowles (BELLE, HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON); Jenny Beavan (THE KING’S SPEECH, MAD MAX) and Anushia Nieradzik (BELLE) are the costume designers; and Patrick Doyle (HAMLET, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY) composed the music.
Starring: Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Terry Pheto, Jessica Oyelowo, Arnold Oceng, Nicholas Rowe, Anton Lesser, Anastasia Hille, Jack Lowden, Merveille Lukeba, Nicholas Lyndhurst
Directed By: Amma Asante
Produced By: Rick McCallum, David Oyelowo, Peter Heslop, Brunson Green, Justin Moore-Lewy, Charlie Mason,
Executive Produced By: Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan, Natascha Wharton, Eleanor Clark Windo, Guy Hibbert