William Wilberforce led efforts as a member of Parliament in 18th-century England to end slavery and the slave trade in the British empire. Wilberforce was elected to the House of Commons at 21 and took on the issue of slavery, successfully assembling a diverse coalition that went up against the most powerful men of the time.
Michael Apted Director
Ioan Gruffudd William Wilberforce
Albert Finney John Newton
Benedict Cumberbatch William Pitt
Michael Gambon Lord Charles Fox
Romola Garai Barbara Spooner
Rufus Sewell Thomas Clarkson
Ciraran Hinds Lord Tarleton
Youssou N'Dour Olaudah Equiano
Toby Jones Duke of Clarence
Nicholas Farrell Henry Thornton
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