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A United Kingdom
Theatrical Performance (US$)
United Kingdom Box Office $3,137,975Details
Worldwide Box Office $10,907,793Details
Further financial details...

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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


The true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, 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.


Movie Details

United Kingdom Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Wide)
Video Release: May 23rd, 2017 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality.
(Rating bulletin 2451 (Cert #50694), 11/16/2016)
Running Time: 111 minutes
Keywords: 1940s, Royalty, Interracial Romance, United Kingdom, Africa, Romance, Political, Apartheid, Forbidden Romance
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Pathe, BBC Films, Ingenious Media, BFI, Canal Plus, Cine Plus, Yoruba Saxon, Harbinger Pictures, A Perfect Weekend, Film United
Production Countries: United Kingdom


David Oyelowo    Seretse Khama
Rosamund Pike    Ruth Williams
Jack Davenport    Sir Alistair Canning
Tom Felton    Rufus Lancaster
Laura Carmichael    Muriel
Terry Pheto    Naledi
Jessica Oyelowo    Lady Lilly Canning
Arnold Oceng    Charles
Nicholas Rowe    Fenner Brockway
Anton Lesser    Prime Minister Attlee
Anastasia Hille    Dot Williams
Jack Lowden    Tony Benn
Merveille Lukeba    Joe
Nicholas Lyndhurst    George Williams
Vusi Kunene    Tshekedi Khama
Charlotte Hope    Olivia Lancaster
Theo Landey    Michael Nash
Abena Ayivor    Ella Khama
Zackary Momoh    Oluwo
Billy Boyle    Reverend James Manners
Kevin Hand    Manager
Raymond Burnet    Reverend Leonard Patterson
Joseph Makwinja    Morgan
Michael Howe    Terence Bernard
Madison Manowe    Baby Jacqueline
Motheo Motalaote    Baby Jacqueline
Chelsea J. Scott    Baby Jacqueline
Donald Molosi    Kabelo
Julian Firth    Mr. Speaker
Duncan Wisbey    Commonwealth Under-Secretary
Rupert Vansittart    Sir Ian Fraser
James Northcote    Roberts
Justice Moilwa    Young Man
Motshereganyi Sefanyetso    Dr. Moikangao
Gareth Matthews    Station Master
Femi Oguns    Man from Rhodesia
Letsomo La Tshipa    Village Headman
Sophie Matlapeng    Lesedi
Tapologo Manche    Woman in Rondavel
Anthony Kaye    Sefu
Will Featherstone    Reporter
Danny Babington    Reporter
Dave Perry    Idiot
Dean Roberts    Idiot
Craig Whittaker    Idiot
Ookeditse Mosenki    African Girl
Paul Putner    Porter
Kgomotso Tshwenyego    Midwife
John Mazabathi Mokandla    Naledi Village Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Amma Asante
Screenwriter    Guy Hibbert
Producer    Rick McCallum
Producer    David Oyelowo
Producer    Peter Heslop
Producer    Brunson Green
Producer    Justin Moore-Lewy
Producer    Charlie Mason
Executive Producer    Cameron McCracken
Executive Producer    Christine Langan
Executive Producer    Natascha Wharton
Executive Producer    Eleanor Clark Windo
Executive Producer    Guy Hibbert
Story based on the book ‘Colour Bar’ by    Susan Williams
Cinematographer    Sam McCurdy
Production Designer    Simon Bowles
Editor    Jon Gregory
Editor    Jonathan Amos
Costume Designer    Jenny Beavan
Costume Designer    Anushia Nieradzik
Make-up and Hair Designer    Meg Tanner
Composer    Patrick Doyle
Casting Director    Sasha Robertson
Line Producer    Veronika Lencova
First Assistant Director    Edoardo Ferretti
Assistant Casting Director    Sarah Trevis
Script Supervisor    Jana Nemcekova
Second Assistant Director    Alessia Silvetti
Supervising Location Manager    Jason Wheeler
Sound Mixer    Igor Pokorny
Set Decorator    Rebecca Alleway
Make up    Simone Stubbs
Art Director    Justin Warburton-Brown
Art Director    Karl Probert
Costume Supervisor    Marco Scotti
Visual Effects Supervisor    Hugh MacDonald
Visual Effects Producer    Fiona Foster
Visual Effects Supervisor    James Fleming
Visual Effects Executive Producer    Kris Wright
Supervising Sound Designer    James Mather
Re-recording Mixer    Mike Prestwood Smith
Re-recording Mixer    James Mather
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Burdon
Sound Effects Editor    Jed Loughran
Dialogue/ADR Editor    Lee Herrick
Foley Mixer    Julien Pirrie
Music Editor    Andy Glen
Music Supervisor    Karen Elliott
Stunt Coordinator    Ray Nicholas

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/25 6 $771,002   420 $1,836   $771,002 1
2016/12/02 11 $305,999 -60% 379 $807   $1,870,807 2
2016/12/09 11 $189,878 -38% 314 $605   $2,348,224 3
2016/12/16 12 $63,691 -66% 93 $685   $2,588,519 4
2016/12/30 - $26,095   27 $966   $2,697,487 6
2017/01/06 - $34,254 +31% 25 $1,370   $2,761,449 7
2017/01/13 - $13,748 -60% 14 $982   $2,807,952 8
2017/01/20 - $7,919 -42% 10 $792   $2,893,821 9
2017/01/27 - $7,746 -2% 4 $1,937   $2,996,907 10
2017/02/03 - $2,456 -68% 3 $819   $3,011,582 11
2017/02/10 - $1,194 -51% 2 $597   $3,032,859 12
2017/02/17 - $1,966 +65% 2 $983   $3,041,646 13
2017/03/17 - $393   1 $393   $3,061,063 17
2017/03/24 - $560 +42% 2 $280   $3,137,975 18

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 10/28/2016 $8,342 2 87 787 $1,872,110 4/10/2017
Italy 2/3/2017 $419,024 0 0 0 $845,720 2/23/2017
Netherlands 3/31/2017 $48,725 38 41 186 $249,024 5/4/2017
New Zealand 12/9/2016 $104,808 66 67 453 $593,575 4/10/2017
North America 2/10/2017 $66,510 4 317 1445 $3,902,185
Portugal 3/10/2017 $23,620 26 26 63 $63,183 4/14/2017
Spain 5/5/2017 $73,883 100 101 282 $228,659 6/2/2017
Turkey 4/7/2017 $15,362 27 27 27 $15,362 4/25/2017
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $771,002 420 420 1296 $3,137,975 3/29/2017
Worldwide Total$10,907,793 6/2/2017

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