Last King of Scotland, The

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Nicholas Garrigan (a young, Scottish doctor) decides it is time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education. He decides to try his luck in Uganda. He arrives during the downfall of president Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks him to become his personal doctor. When will Nicholas realise Amin is not the friend of the nation, but a brutal dictator?"

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 2006: # 0)

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Dan O'Neill80(full review)
David Baruffi80

People Involved

  • Forest Whitaker (Idi Amin)
  • James McAvoy (Dr. Nicholas Garrigan)
  • Simon McBurney (British Diplomat)
  • Gillian Anderson (Sarah Merrit)
  • Kerry Washington (Kay)
  • David Oyelowo (Dr. Thomas Junju)
  • Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga (Masanga)
  • Adam Kotz (Dr. David Merrit)
  • David Ashton (Mr. Garrigan)
  • Barbara Rafferty (Mrs. Garrigan)
  • Sarah Nagayi (Tolu)
  • Kevin Macdonald (Director)