A United Kingdom: Terry Pheto Bags International Film Accolade


Congratulations are in order for our very own Terry Pheto who has just bagged an international award for her role in the much honoured movie A United Kingdom.

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Terry was been nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the National Film Awards UK. Consequently, it has also been confirmed that she won the award for that category.

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The actress scooped the award for Best Supporting Actress at the National Film Awards UK for her role in A United Kingdom. Terry received the award at a ceremony which was held at the Prochester Hall in London on Wednesday.

Taking to Instagram, Terry who graced the event’s red carpet in a dazzling Thula Sindi design, expressed her excitement and thanks for the recognition.

Alongside a picture of her showing off her award she wrote; “I won. I won. I won!! Thank you #NationalFilmAwardsUK.”


Terry Pheto beat other talented stars to clinch the award. Her opponents in the category include; Avin Manshadi, (Under the Shadow); Gemma Arterton, (The Girl With All the Gifts); Naomie Harris, (Our Kind of Traitor); Shana Swash, (My Feral Heart); Joanna Lumley,(Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie); Alma Jodorowsky, (Kids in Love); Gemma Jones, (Bridget Jones’s Baby).

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.

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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.