According to Variety, Tom has joined the cast of A United Kingdom. The film will be directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Amma Asante. The script is written by Guy Hibbert, who has won four BAFTAs.
“A United Kingdom” has also added several other cast members: Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” franchise and also appeared in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Nicholas Lyndhurst, who was three times BAFTA nominated for comedy “Only Fools and Horses…,” Laura Carmichael, who played Lady Edith Crawley in “Downton Abbey,” and Arnold Oceng, who starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in “The Good Lie.”
The film tells the true story of the relationship between Seretse Khama, the chief to be of the powerful Bamangwato tribe in the British colony of Bechuanaland in the late 1940s, and a white, middle-class Englishwoman, Ruth Williams, and how hostility to their marriage exposed the racism of the British government. Khama later become the first president of Botswana, following its independence.
Read the full article on Variety
Filming started today in Serowe / Republic of Botswana in Southern Africa.
According to the production’s local fixer, Arthur January the movie will also be shot at Malaka, Palapye, Moralane and in London a week later.
The filming will go on until 1, November 2015. “From June 2016 there will be a road show around all major towns and villages until Independence eve when it will premier,” said January.
Meanwhile, the film is also scheduled to be screened three times in the coming weeks in Denmark on channel DR3, on Monday the 12th of October at 8:30pm, with repeats on Saturday the 17th of October at 2pm, and Sunday the 18th of October at 6:05pm.
Tom Felton’s TV series Murder in the First, in which Tom played the character of Erich Blunt, is now available to buy on DVD in a number of European countries.
The DVD was released in Spain, but it is available as an import in several countries on Amazon.
Language: English, German, French, Spanish
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English, German
Region: Region 2
Special Features: The Making of a Crime Drama with Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal / Murder is Only the Beginning / Behind the Scenes
The DVD can be ordered via Amazon in Spain ( 42 € – current price 29.39 €), UK (£ 45.99) , Germany (55.99 €) and France (49.99 €)
The DVD is also available in Australia very soon (Region 4) – release date for Australia : 2nd December 2015 !
We here at Feltbeats are delighted to wish Tom a most joyous and delightful 28th birthday today!
To celebrate this wonderful day, this year many Felton Fans submitted their Random Acts of Felton, which included volunteer work and donations to causes, along with random acts of kindness in Tom’s name. You can read all the submissions over on our Tumblr!
Many of Tom’s friends have already posted their birthday wishes via Twitter this morning, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Jason Isaacs and Paul Hodge, who included a short video featuring Tom today:
Happy birthday to .@TomFelton, the nicest bad guy ever xxx
Yesterday was a special screening of Tom’s upcoming movie Risen at Sony Pictures Studios in LA.
Here are some reviews:
Had the privilege of being a part of an early screening of #risenmovie
Incredibly well done with an exceptional cast! Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton were fantastic, both onscreen & in person.
Today was at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City the Press Junket for Risen :
@LisaHendey: The morning I sat & chatted w/ Draco Malfoy & Shakespeare. Tom Felton & Joseph Fiennes are so talented & humble! @IamBritCal: I hosted interviews with Tom Felton and Joseph Fiennes this morning for their new movie, Risen. Go see it when it releases in January! #RisenMovie #MediaJunket #TomFelton #JosephFiennes #DracoMalfoy #HarryPotter Lisa Hendey: Selfie fun w #risenmovie actor @TomFelton Super talented & kind!Stay tuned for more !
The bible movie will be released in US theaters on Friday, January 22, 2016
(we reported here and here)
other release dates (source IMDb): Germany:17th March 2016 / UK: 18th March 2016 / Sweden: 25th March 2016 / Netherlands: 5th May 2016