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Story

William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) was born into an era when the British Empire dominated the globe. However, this was also an age when the rumblings of social discontent were emerging - yet reformers faced an uphill struggle to be heard.
As a good friend of England's youngest Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger (Benedict Cumberbatch), Wilberforce is elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21 and entrusted by Pitt with the cause for the Abolition of Slavery.

In spite of his preternatural political prowess, Wilberforce finds himself torn between his rising career and his desire to give it all up for a life of spirituality. He seeks the advice of friend and mentor John Newton (Albert Finney) - a former slave trader who turned to the Church in order to atone for his earlier life - who suggests that his best way for Wilberforce to serve God would be to fight injustice with his political influence.

Inspired by Newton, Wilberforce quickly becomes the rallying voice in Parliament for a fragmented group of like-minded people determined to to make the people of Britain, and ultimately the world, acknowledge the horror of the Slave Trade.

Cast

Ioan GruffuddWilliam Wilberforce
Romola GaraiBarbara Spooner
Benedict CumberbatchWilliam Pitt
Albert FinneyJohn Newton
Michael GambonLord Charles Fox
Rufus SewellThomas Clarkson
Youssou N'DourOlaudah Equiano
Ciaran HindsLord Tarleton
Toby JonesDuke of Clarence
Nicholas FarrellHenry Thornton
Sylvestra Le TouzelMarianne Thornton
Jeremy SwiftRichard the Butler
stephen campbell MooreJames Stephen
Bill PatersonLord Dundas
Nicholas DaySir William Dolben
Nicholas WoodesonHarrison
David HuntLord Camden

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  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Theme(s): Historical
  • Director: Michael Apted
  • Producer: Sunflower Production
  • Length: 117 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 23, 2007
    EuropeMar 23, 2007
    AustraliaJul 19, 2007
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 13, 2007
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