Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, stars Ioan Gruffudd (Black Hawk Down), Albert Finney (Erin Brockovich), Romola Garai (Vanity Fair), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Benedict Cumberbatch (Hawking), Rufus Sewell (Legend of Zorro), Ciaran Hinds (Rome) and introduces Youssou N'Dour.
Gruffudd plays Wilberforce, who, as a Member of Parliament, navigated the world of 18th Century backroom politics to end the slave trade in the British Empire. Albert Finney plays John Newton, a confidante of Wilberforce who inspires him to pursue a life of service to humanity. Benedict Cumberbatch is William Pitt the Younger, England's youngest ever Prime Minister at the age of 24, who encourages his friend Wilberforce to take up the fight to outlaw slavery and supports him in his struggles in Parliament.
A MUST SEE!!!!! One of my all time favorite movies
I enjoyed watching this movie, but it was slower for my taste. It had a good meaning and was worth watching.
If you haven't seen this movie and added it to your collection you must do so now! It's amazing. It will touch your heart and bring to life the reality of slavery in a way you've never seen before!!
An excellent movie that makes you think. It helps you to ponder what you are passionate about and what you are willing to do to stand up for what you believe.
Our son gave us this movie for Christmas 2007. This has already become a favorite. Very uplifting movie.
A very moving movie