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Amazing Grace

118 min
Biography | Drama | History | Romance
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Michael Apted
1 win & 5 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 2007-02-23
Filming Locations: Ashridge Park, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Opening Weekend: $4,054,542 (USA) (25 February 2007)
Gross: $21,208,358 (USA) (10 June 2007)
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Amazing Grace
Ioan Gruffudd
William Wilberforce
Romola Garai
Barbara Spooner
Benedict Cumberbatch
William Pitt
Albert Finney
John Newton
Michael Gambon
Lord Charles Fox
Rufus Sewell
Thomas Clarkson
Youssou N'Dour
Olaudah Equiano
Ciarán Hinds
Lord Tarleton
Toby Jones
Duke of Clarence
Nicholas Farrell
Henry Thornton
Stephen Campbell Moore
James Stephen
Bill Paterson
Lord Dundas
Nicholas Day
Sir William Dolben
Georgie Glen
Hannah More
Nicholas Woodeson
Tom Fisher
John Ramsay
Richard Ridings
Speaker of the House
David Hunt
Lord Camden
David Toole
Alex Blake
Angie Wallis
Harry Audley
Edward Hope - Quaker
Chris Barnes
Michael Shaw - Quaker
Tom Knight
Andrew Whipp
MP 1
Andrew Neil
MP 2
Estelle Morgan
Philip Dunbar
Adam Woodroffe
Parliamentary Clerk
Joseph Traynor
Newton's Secretary
Simon Delaney
Young Parliamentary Officer
Neville Phillips
Old Parliamentary Official
Eki Maria
Young African Woman
Daniel Naprous
Delivery Coach Driver
Peter White
Delivery Assistant
Hugh Allison
Pitt's Caddy
Joe Lloyd
Member of Parliament
Nigel Martin Davey
Boat Servant (uncredited)
Neil Findlater
Aristocrat (uncredited)
Derek Hagen
Parliamentary Messenger (uncredited)
Peter Halpin
Clerk (uncredited)
Alexander Hathaway
Member of Parliament
Alwyn Scott
Parliamentary Clerk (uncredited)
Aaron Sweeney
Member of Parliament
Nick Thomas-Webster
Member of Parliament
Tom Toolan
Member of Parliament
Chris Wilson
Member of Parliament
Did you know?
During the conversation between Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce it is questioned how a person can remain loyal to a king who shakes hands with an oak tree and see Germany through his telescope. The quote, spoken by Clarkson, is a reference to King George III who, by the contemporary belief of history and scientific research, was known to have suffered from porphyria which was possibly provoked by his use of arsenic.
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The scene where William Wilberforce sings "Amazing Grace" at the card house was actually directly sung from Ioan Gruffudd at that moment. In the last several takes, a playback was used, but it is Ioan singing. Director Michael Apted had no idea whether or not Gruffudd could actually sing. Little did he know, Ioan is an accomplished soloist and choir singer. With a little practice, Ioan performed for the first time on set while the cameras were rolling. All much to the surprise of the cast, crew and director.
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds and Toby Jones were reunited in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).
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After the French Revolution, Charles Fox did not side with William Pitt the Younger. Whilst they were both members of the Whig Party, Fox was a prominent member of a pro-revolutionary faction of the Party, as opposed to Pitt's anti-revolutionary stance. This difference in opinion would typically pit them on opposite sides of the dispatch box.
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Charles Stuart Fox was never "Lord Charles Fox". He was in the House of Commons until he died.
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There were at least 3 grammar mistakes: several uses of "I" when "me" should have been used. Wilburforce also says "By who?" As a graduate of Cambridge, he would have said, "By whom?"
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John Newton: I wish I could remember all their names. My 20,000 ghosts, they all had names, beautiful African names. We'd call them with just grunts, noises. We were apes, they were human.
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Pitt the Younger: As Prime Minister, idle gossip collects around you like scum in slack water.
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Pitt the Younger: [to Lord Fox] You always look more at home when you're doing something devious.
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What is the flag in the slave ship scene?
The flag, which has a Union Flag in the upper left quadrant and red and white horizontal stripes, is the ensign of the Honourable East India Company as used from 1707 to 1800.
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Photos from cast
Sylvestra Le Touzel Jeremy Swift