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  • Queen of Katwe (2016)
  • PG
    124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Queen of Katwe (2016)
PG
124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
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Director
Mira Nair (directed by)
Writers
William Wheeler (screenplay by) | Tim Crothers (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)
Producers
John B. Carls (produced by) (as John Carls) | Lydia Dean Pilcher (produced by) | Genevieve Hofmeyr
Composer
Alex Heffes (original score composed by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
Sep 30, 2016 (United States)

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Cast

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73 cast members
Name Known for
Madina Nalwanga
Phiona Mutesi Phiona Mutesi   See fewer
David Oyelowo
Robert Katende Robert Katende   See fewer
Lupita Nyong'o
Nakku Harriet Nakku Harriet   See fewer
Martin Kabanza
Mugabi Brian Mugabi Brian   See fewer
Taryn Kyaze
Night (as Taryn "Kay" Kyaze) Night (as Taryn "Kay" Kyaze)   See fewer
Ivan Jacobo
Young Richard Young Richard   See fewer
Nicolas Levesque
Older Richard Older Richard   See fewer
Edgar Kanyike
Joseph Joseph   See fewer
Esther Tebandeke
Sara Katende Sara Katende   See fewer
Hope Katende
Hope Katende Hope Katende   See fewer
Philip Luswata
Minister Aloysius Kyazze Minister Aloysius Kyazze   See fewer
Peter Odeke
Enoch Barumba Enoch Barumba   See fewer
Minky Ndlovu
Man on Boda (as Nhlahla "Minkey" Ndlovu) Man on Boda (as Nhlahla "Minkey" Ndlovu)   See fewer
Jack Kinobe Sserunkuuma
Mr. Wilson Mr. Wilson   See fewer
Irene Kulabako Kakembo
Mrs. Kimbale Mrs. Kimbale   See fewer
Allen Musumba
Zesiro Zesiro   See fewer
Rorisang Motuba
Christine Namaganda (as Rori Mortuba) Christine Namaganda (as Rori Mortuba)   See fewer
Aaron Moloisi
Rwabushenyi Official Rwabushenyi Official   See fewer
Akin Omotoso
Rwabushenyi President Rwabushenyi President   See fewer
Maggie Benedict
Chess Federation Secretary Chess Federation Secretary   See fewer
Charles Mulekwa
Hospital Administrator Hospital Administrator   See fewer
Lele Ledwaba
Budo Secretary Budo Secretary   See fewer
Jonathan Diabaig
Benjamin's Opponent Benjamin's Opponent   See fewer
Flory Kegbia
Gloria's Opponent Gloria's Opponent   See fewer
Linda Radebe
Brian's Opponent Brian's Opponent   See fewer
Warren Ncube
Pritchard Pritchard   See fewer
Siyabonga Xaba
Pritchard's Friend Pritchard's Friend   See fewer
Elizabeth Kirabo
Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
Carina Nel
Kagramanov Kagramanov   See fewer
Ivy Komukyeya
Phiona's Fan Phiona's Fan   See fewer
Charity Rose Pimer
Phiona's Fan Phiona's Fan   See fewer
Aida Mbowa
Snooty Lady in Car Snooty Lady in Car   See fewer
Jessica Mazzi
Manicure Lady Manicure Lady   See fewer
Isaac Muwawu Gwayambadde
Corn Farmer Corn Farmer   See fewer
Sheebah Karungi
Shakira Shakira   See fewer
Joel Okuyo Prynce
Ggaba Merchant (as Joel Okuyo Atiku Prynce) Ggaba Merchant (as Joel Okuyo Atiku Prynce)   See fewer
Zohran Kwame Mamdani
Bookie Student Bookie Student   See fewer
Lukenge Yusuf
Bricklayer Bricklayer   See fewer
Peter Musibira
Kikomando Kid Kikomando Kid   See fewer
Sarah Nansubuga
Geography Teacher Geography Teacher   See fewer
Teslim Animashaun
Chief Guest Chief Guest   See fewer
David Kisakye Kagwa
Young Katende Young Katende   See fewer
Anne-Marie Bewulira-Wandera
Katende's Mother Katende's Mother   See fewer
Sarah Kisawuzi
Katende's Grandmother Katende's Grandmother   See fewer
Moses Awori
'Brian' Stunt Double 'Brian' Stunt Double   See fewer
Babirye Stellah
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Rayan Ssewanyana
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Kakande Sharif
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Stephen Mutabazi
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Were Edrine
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Mbadidde Florence
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Mubiru David
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Chris Bent Ssesanga
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Mohammed 'Madikas' Ssekandi
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Kiddu Isah
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Nakato Lydia
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Bavurhe Johnson Jaques
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Gloria Nansubuga
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Bombo Glory
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Eric Akambangira
Chess Pioneer Chess Pioneer   See fewer
Robert Katende
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Phiona Mutesi
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Russel Savadier
Russian Chess Official (uncredited) Russian Chess Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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