Interview: David Oyelowo
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“We have to be careful about thinking that an upward bump means that things have changed. A United Kingdom took six years to fight to get made… we shouldn’t kid ourselves and say there’s open arms for these kinds of stories”. In sweeping new historic drama A United Kingdom, Brit actor David Oyelowo plays Seretse Khama, a prince from Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana), who marries English woman Ruth Williams and causes political uproar. Here he discusses historical dramas, diversity in the film industry, and female directors. Watch the interview below… Interview edited by Nicolo Gervasi. Read our interview with Oyelowo's co-star Rosamund Pike here. A United Kingdom is released in UK cinemas on 25th November.