12 Years a Slave

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Twelve Years a Slave directed by Academy Award nominated director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger). Benedict plays  William Ford – a slave owner who encounters the film’s hero Solomon Northup (Chiwetal Ejiofor who won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance).

Twelve Years a Slave boosts a hugely impressive cast list including Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender (who was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor) , Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard and Garrett Dillahunt. The film has been showered with critical acclaim by the critics winning countless awards including 3 Academy Awards in 2014 for best adapted screenplay, best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Film.