It was announced in London last night that popular South African actress, Terry Pheto received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress from the British Independent Film Awards. Pheto’s nomination is for her engaging performance in the film, A UNITED KINGDOM, as Naledi Khama.
The British Independent Film Awards recognises the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers involved in films originating in the UK and serves to identify and encourage emerging talent, support and celebrate the independent film community.
A UNITED KINGDOM is the epic film based on the true story of the sweeping interracial love that shook the British establishment between the first president of Botswana, Sir Seretse Khama and the British woman he loved, Ruth Williams.
A UNITED KINGDOM was acquired for distribution in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia by Videovision Entertainment. Commenting on Pheto’s nomination, the company’s Director of Acquisition and Distribution, Sanjeev Singh said, “We congratulate Terry on her nomination. The nomination is well deserved as she gives a superb performance as Naledi Khama in the film.”
Directed by Amma Asante (Belle) and written by Guy Hibbert (Eye In The Sky), A UNITED KINGDOM is based on the book ‘Colour Bar’ by Susan Williams. The film stars David Oyelowo (Selma) as Seretse Khama and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as Ruth Williams. They are joined by South African actresses Terry Pheto (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom), Abena Ayivor (Machine Gun Preacher) and actor Vusi Kunene (Cry, The Beloved Country; Eye in the Sky) alongside Botswana actors Donald Molosi, Motshereganyi Sefanyetso and Letsomo la Tshipa.
A UNITED KINGDOM will be released in South Africa, Botswana and East and West Africa on 9 December 2016 by Videovision Entertainment through United International Pictures.
Terry Pheto as Naledi Khama in A UNITED KINGDOM
Terry Pheto at the premiere of A UNITED KINGDOM in Gaborone on 28 September.
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