Amazing Grace premieres in London
Ioan Gruffudd, known to some as Captain Horatio Hornblower and to many more as Mr Fantastic in comic book adaptation The Fantastic Four, took to the red carpet as he portrays real-life character William Wilberforce in Amazing Grace.
The story tells of Wilberforce's journey to abolish slavery in the 19th century, although Gruffudd admits that the film was a learning process for him.
"Before I read the script I was actually very ignorant about the subject," he told Empire. "Making the movie was an enlightening experience."
Amazing Grace is directed by Michael Apted, who previously helmed other films based on historical fact - such as Enigma, the story of a man during the second world war who works as a cryptologist and attempts to break a new code created by the enemy.
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