Another win for South Africa: Terry Pheto awarded for movie role

Acclaimed South African actress Terry Pheto has won an award at the UK National Film Awards for her role in A United Kingdom.

Terry Pheto
Terry Pheto wins the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017 for her role in A United Kingdom. (Image: Ana M Wiggins, Screengrab via Terry Pheto’s Instagram)

Brand South Africa reporter

South African actress Terry Pheto has added another accolade to her impressive acting career. Her latest win is the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017.

Pheto won the award for her role as Naledi Khama in the movie, A United Kingdom.

“Truly honoured and humbled by this incredible accolade,” the star wrote on her Instagram account. “Thank you #NationalFilmAwardsUK for the recognition.”

A United Kingdom

The movie, a biographical romantic drama, tells the story of the interracial marriage of Sir Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama, played by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, respectively.

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When the movie was released, Pheto told the Sowetan newspaper that it was an honour to work with such established actors.

“To feature amongst the calibre of actors and actresses cast for this film and have my talent recognised by international casting agents and producers is humbling.

“I’ve been an actor for 13 years now and every day I work on honing my craft and becoming a better actress and to get jobs such as this one definitely proves hard work pays off,” Terry said.

Victory celebrated

Her win was celebrated on social media platforms, with congratulatory messages flooding Pheto’s timeline.

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