Amazing Grace 2006
Amazing Grace ★★★ 2006 (PG)
Sincere and forceful bio of evangelical Christian William Wilberforce (Gruffudd), a member of the House of Commons, who spent his years in the British Parliament introducing antislavery legislation. Tells the crusader's story with flashbacks, introducing both foes and friends, including former slave trader John Newton (Finney), who wrote the title hymn (rousingly sung by Gruffudd), as part of his atonement. Senegalese singer N'Dour makes his film debut as freed slave and author Oloudah Equiano. 111m/C DVD . GB Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Nicholas Farrell, Sylvestria Le Touzel, Stephan Campbell Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, Youssou N'Dour; D: Michael Apted; W: Steven Knight; C: Remi Adefarasin; M: David Arnold.