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The true story of a love that shook an empire

A United Kingdom

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.


A United Kingdom Cast

Name Character
Nicholas Rowe He was 50, now 55 years old as Fenner Brockway
Rosamund Pike She was 38, now 43 years old as Ruth Williams-Khama
David Oyelowo He was 40, now 45 years old as Seretse Khama
Jack Davenport He was 43, now 48 years old as Sir Alistair Canning
Femi Ogunbanjo He was 38, now 43 years old as Man from Rhodesia
Julian Firth He was 56, now 61 years old as Mr. Speaker
Tom Felton He was 29, now 34 years old as Rufus Lancaster
Paul Putner He was 51, now 56 years old as Porter
Anastasia Hille She was 51, now 56 years old as Dot Williams
Terry Pheto She was 35, now 40 years old as Naledi Khama
Michael Howe He was 229, 31 years old when he died as Terence Bernard
Charlotte Hope She was 25, now 30 years old as Olivia Lancaster
Jessica Oyelowo She was 39, now 44 years old as Lady Lilly Canning
Merveille Lukeba He was 26, now 31 years old as Joe Appiah
Laura Carmichael She was 31, now 36 years old as Muriel Williams
Vusi Kunene He was 50, now 55 years old as Tshekedi Khama
Nicholas Lyndhurst He was 55, now 60 years old as George Williams
Billy Boyle He was 71, now 76 years old as Reverend James Manners
Danny Babington as Reporter
Theo Landey as Nash
Arnold Oceng He was 30, now 36 years old as Charles
Rupert Vansittart He was 59, now 63 years old as Sir Ian Fraser
Duncan Wisbey He was 45, now 51 years old as Commonwealth Under-Secretary
Anton Lesser He was 64, now 69 years old as Prime Minister Attlee

A United Kingdom Crew

Name Department
Guy Hibbert as Screenplay. He was 66 (now 71) years old Writing
Sam McCurdy as Director of Photography. He was 67 (now 72) years old Camera
Brunson Green as Producer. He was 49 (now 54) years old Production
Justin Moore-Lewy as Producer. Production
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A United Kingdom (5 years)

The true story of a love that shook an empire

  • Release day: Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Budget: 14000000.00
  • Revenue: 13819139.00