Release Date: February 23, 2007
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Michael Apted
Screenwriter: Steven Knight
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Rufus Sewell, Ciaran Hinds, Youssou N’Dour, Toby Jones, Stephen Campbell Moore
Genre: Drama, History
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language)
From acclaimed director Michael Apted (“The World is Not Enough,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter”) comes “Amazing Grace,” a moving historical epic about the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce. “Amazing Grace” follows Wilberforce’s career through his 20’s and 30’s, as he and his fellow humanitarians make the issue of slavery a talking point, not only in political circles, but also throughout the country. They wage the first modern political campaign, using petitions, boycotts, mass meetings and even badges with slogans to take their message to the country at large.