PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
The scene where William Wilberforce sings "Amazing Grace" at the card house was actually directly sung from Ioan Gruffudd at that moment. In the last several takes, a playback was used, but it is Ioan singing. Director Michael Apted had no idea whether or not Gruffudd could ... ...
Stop a moment!
Thomas Clarkson quotes a poem by Thomas Traherne, adding "when I was small I was made to learn it by heart". The poetry of Traherne (died 1674) was unpublished and unknown until 1888, long after when the movie is set.
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