WriterNick Moran, Scott Cleverdon Release date1 June 2006 (2006-06-01) (Nigeria)
9 May 2007 (2007-05-09) (UK) ProducersPatricia Heaton, David Hunt, Terrence Malick, Ken Wales, Edward R. Pressman Production companiesWalden Media, Roadside Attractions CastIoan Gruffudd (William Wilberforce), Romola Garai (Barbara Spooner), Albert Finney (John Newton), Benedict Cumberbatch (William Pitt), Michael Gambon (Lord Charles Fox), Youssou N'Dour (Olaudah Equiano) Similar moviesThe Madness of King George (1994)
TaglineBehind the song you love is a story you will never forget.
The Amazing Grace is a 2006 British Nigerian historical drama film written by Jeta Amata and Nick Moran, directed by Jeta Amata and produced by Jeta Amata & Alicia Arce. The film stars Joke Silva, Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Odungide, Fred Amata and Zack Amata. The film received 11 nominations and won the award for Achievement in Cinematography at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
The film, occasionally narrated by Joke Silva, tells the reformation story of British slave trader John Newton (Nick Moran), sailing to what is now Nigeria to buy slaves but, increasingly shocked by the brutality of slavery, later gave up the trade and became an Anglican priest.