Terry Pheto’s Role On ‘A United Kingdom’ Scores Her Prestigious International Award Nomination


Congratulations are in order for our very own SA actress Terry Pheto who has been nominated for a prestigious British Independent Film Award this week.

SA actress Terry Pheto was nominated for an award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Naledi Khama in the film A United Kingdom.

Thus, she will go up against other talented stars like Gemma Arterton; Naomi Harris; Shana Swash and Avin Manshadi.

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Following the announcement, an overwhelmed Terry took to Instagram to thank the director for believing in her.

She wrote;

“Words fail me. (I’m) so honoured to be nominated alongside the most incredible talent in the world. Thank you (Director) Amma Asante for believing in me and making this one of the most memorable journeys of my career.”

Fans and friends including Nomzamo Mbatha and Minister of Arts and Culture‚ Nathi Mthethwa have joined in celebrating the milestone.

Scheduled to be released later this year, A United Kingdom is a movie based on the true story of the interracial love that shook the British establishment in Africa. The sweeping love was between the first president of Botswana, Sir Seretse Khama and the British woman he loved dearly, Ruth Williams.

The movie is a masterpiece set at a time when it was unthinkable for a black man to woo a white woman talk more of marrying her. The story is one of the greatest love stories in history, set against the end of the British Empire and the birth of independence in Africa.

The film was Directed by Amma Asante (Belle) and written by Guy Hibbert (Eye In The Sky). It’s based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams.

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The film will be released in South Africa; Botswana plus East and West Africa on 9 December 2016.

Watch The Trailer Here

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