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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 KingdomBrit 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.

“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”.

The National Student’s assistant film editor Hollie Geraghty spoke to the leading man of the new film A United Kingdom, David Oyelowo. In the film he plays Seretse Khama, prince from Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana) who marries English woman Ruth Williams and causes political uproar. He discussed historical dramas, diversity in the film industry and female directors.

Watch the interview below…




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