15 certificateThe Last King of Scotland is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Last King of Scotland is a 4 star programme

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The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Directed by
Kevin Macdonald

Dr Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) is newly qualified and desperate to escape the restrictions of his strict father's practice. Travelling to Uganda on a whim, a chance encounter sees him installed as personal physician to the magnetic, but dangerous new President Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker).

At first Garrigan is seduced by the luxuries his new position affords, but as he is gradually made aware of the atrocities of Amin's regime, he discovers he is trapped. A desperate affair with one of Amin's wives (Kerry Washington) places him in even greater peril, and Garrigan realises he must escape the country or surely die.

Released in 2006, this fictional tale, based on Giles Foden's novel, was the first feature film from documentary director Kevin Macdonald. A brilliantly assured debut, it won much acclaim, but the film's greatest strength is a towering, Oscar-winning performance from Whitaker, who manages to convince as both man and monster. Powerful and disturbing, it's a film not to be missed.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 121 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker...Idi Amin
Image for James McAvoyJames McAvoy...Dr. Nicholas Garrigan
Image for Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington...Kay Amin
Image for Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson...Sarah Merrit
Simon McBurney...Stone
Image for David OyelowoDavid Oyelowo...Dr. Junju
Stephen Rwangyezi...Jonah Wasswa
Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga...Masanga
Adam Kotz...Dr. Merrit
Sam Okelo...Bonny
Sarah Nagayi...Tolu
Chris Wilson...Perkins
Dr. Dick Stockley...Times Journalist
Image for Barbara RaffertyBarbara Rafferty...Mrs. Garrigan
David Ashton...Dr. Garrigan
Daniel Ssetaba...Kay Amin's servant
Apollo Okwenje Omamo...Mackenzie Amin
Louis Asea...Campbell Amin
Giles Foden...British Journalist 1
Andy Williams...British Journalist 2