Amazing Grace (2006)

7.5 / Rated by 1 people

118 min.
Plot  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.

The story flashes back 15 years to 1782, and William recounts the events that led him to where he is now. Beginning as a young, ambitious, and popular Member of Parliament (MP), he experiences a religious enlightenment and aligns himself with the evangelical wing of the Church of England. William contemplates leaving politics to study theology, but is persuaded by his friends William Pitt, Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More, and Olaudah Equiano that he will be more effective doing the work of God by taking on the unpopular and dangerous issue of the abolition of the British slave trade. His conviction in the cause deepens following a meeting with his former mentor John Newton ...



Ioan Gruffudd
William Wilberforce
Romola Garai
Barbara Spooner
Benedict Cumberbatch
William Pitt the Younger
Albert Finney
John Newton
Michael Gambon
Charles James Fox
Rufus Sewell
Thomas Clarkson
Ciarán Hinds
Banastre Tarleton
Toby Jones
Stephen Campbell Moore
James Stephen
Bill Paterson
Henry Dundas
Nicholas Day
Sir William Dolben
Simon Delaney
Young Parliamentary Officer


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