- UK / US
- 1h 58min
- Directed by: Michael Apted
- Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Youssou N'Dour
- Website: www.amazinggracemovie.com
To mark the 200-year celebrations of the abolition of slavery, this solid biopic details how William Wilberforce (Gruffudd) persuaded the House of Commons to end the slave trade. The film is however derailed by an irrelevant love interest (Garai), staid dialogue and the presence of only one black character (N'Dour).
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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Amazing Grace13 Mar 2007
Amazing Grace tells the story of how William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) persuaded the House of Commons after a series of attempts to end the slave trade in the British Empire. Alas, the subject matter is far more interesting than the execution. Slavery…
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