Arts + Culture

‘A United Kingdom’ is the Interracial Love Story of Botswana’s First President

Opening today in the United States, "A United Kingdom" stars David Oyelowo and is directed by Amma Asante.

Interracial relationships rarely make front-page headlines in 2017, but a high-profile couple did just that when their union became public fodder in the late ‘40s. Opening today in the United States, "A United Kingdom" is the new film from BAFTA award-winning director, Amma Asante, which tells the true story of Botswana’s black royal, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), and his white, English wife, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) whose taboo relationship sparked an international crisis that is chronicled in the book, Color Bar by Susan Williams.

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Amma Asante, David Oyelowo & Rosamund Pike Join Forces On Film About Botswana's First President & His Controversial Marriage

Amma Asante, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike are joining forces on 'A United Kingdom,' a forthcoming drama about Botswana's first president and his controversial marriage.