Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton & David Oyelowo at the A United Kingdom LFF premiere


Tonight the London Film Festival (aka LFF) kicked off in style with the premiere for A United Kingdom, which stars David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael and is directed by Belle filmmaker Amme Asante. See all the pics and gossip from the red carpet below.

A United Kingdom is a powerful true story about Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who shocked the world in the 1940s by marrying a white woman. David first came across the project in 2010 and has been championing to get it made for a long time and recruited Rosamund and Amma, who he’d known for earlier projects, to come onboard.

David was clearly excited to have his passion project finally having it’s big London premiere and spent a lot of time with fans and the press, as did Rosamund, who look absolutely fab. Laura was a bit more reserved and seemed shy with the fans, while Tom looked extremely tired and dishevelled. Honestly, I couldn’t pick him out on the red carpet because he was dressed casually and his facial hair/head hair was a bit messy. He spent a good amount of time with fans though.

Tom previously worked with Amma in Belle and said he would act in anything for her while Laura joked that she’s progressively working her way into the modern day as she acts in the 1940s in the film as opposed to the 1920s of Downton Abbey. Every single cast member stressed the importance of the film and how its message still resonates today.

Here are my pics from the premiere – click to enlarge them.

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