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Amazing Grace is a american film of genre Drama directed by Michael Apted released in USA on 16 september 2006 with Ioan Gruffudd

Amazing Grace (2006)

Amazing Grace
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Released in USA 16 september 2006
Length 1h58
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Documentary
Rating73% 3.6982653.6982653.6982653.6982653.698265

Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament. The title is a reference to the hymn "Amazing Grace". The film also recounts the experiences of John Newton as a crewman on a slave ship and subsequent religious conversion, which inspired his writing of the poem later used in the hymn. Newton is portrayed as a major influence on Wilberforce and the abolition movement.

The film premiered on 16 September 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by showings at the Heartland Film Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the European Film Market, before opening in wide US release on 23 February 2007, which coincided with the 200th anniversary of the date the British parliament voted to ban the slave trade.

Synopsis

In 1796 William Wilberforce is severely ill and taking a recuperative holiday in Bath, Somerset, with his cousin, Henry Thornton. It is here that William is introduced to his future wife, Barbara Spooner. Although he initially resists any romantic overtures, she convinces him to relate the story of his career.

Actors

Ioan Gruffudd

(William Wilberforce)
Benedict Cumberbatch

(William Pitt)
Romola Garai

(Barbara Spooner)
Albert Finney

(John Newton)
Michael Gambon

(Lord Charles Fox)
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