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Behind the song you love is a story you will never forget.


Amazing Grace is based on the true story of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century. This feature film will chronicle his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in 1807. He was also instrumental in passing legislation to abolish slavery in the British colonies, a victory he won just three days before his death in 1833.

Filming of Amazing Grace began on October 29, 2005 on location across England. In their commitment to faithfully recreating Wilberforce’s life, they shot at locations across England, including the Gloucester docks, Trafalgar Park, Hampton Court, and Parliament Square. The locations are not only historically accurate, they are also visually stunning. Near the beginning of production, filmed inside Parliament, and wrapped the production at Westminster Abbey in January.




Alex Blake … Heckler
Sean Bloc … Member of Parliament
Benedict Cumberbatch … Pitt the Younger
Martin Nigel Davey … The Boat Servant
Jazz Dhiman … Member of Parliament
Nicholas Farrell
Albert Finney … John Newton
Michael Gambon
Romola Garai
Ioan Gruffudd … William Wilberforce
Ciarán Hinds
Tom Knight … Physician
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Youssou N’Dour
Rufus Sewell … Thomas Clarkson
Aaron Sweeney … Member Of Parliament
Nick Thomas-Webster … Member of Parliament
Richard Ridings … Speaker (in Parliament)
Andrew Whipp … Member of Parliament
Adam Woodroffe … Parliamentary Clerk
Tom Toolan … MP (uncredited)


Michael Apted … Director
Steven Knight … Writer
Mark Cooper … co-producer
Patricia Heaton … producer
David Hunt … producer
David Hunt … producer
Jeanney Kim … executive producer
Terrence Malick … producer
Edward R. Pressman … producer
Ken Wales … producer