A United Kingdom, starring South African actress, Terry Pheto, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, is set to open the 60th BFI London Film Festival on 5 October 2016, at the Odeon Leicester Square for its European premiere.
Terry Pheto plays the role of Naledi Khama, sister of Seretse Khama.
“To feature amongst the caliber of actors and actresses cast for this film and have my talent recognised by international casting agents and producers is humbling. I’ve been an actor for 13 years now and every day I work on honing my craft and becoming a better actress and to get jobs such as this one definitely proves hard work pays off” says Terry Pheto.
A United Kingdom is by BAFTA Award Winning writer and director, Amma Asante. Asante now becomes the first black female to have her film open at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival.
A United Kingdom depicts the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
Other cast members include Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Arnold Oceng, Jack Lowden and Laura Carmichael.