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Queen of Katwe (2016) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Mira Nair ... (directed by)

Writing Credits  

William Wheeler ... (screenplay by)
 
Tim Crothers ... (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

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

Produced by 

Troy Buder ... executive producer
John B. Carls ... producer (as John Carls) (produced by)
Lydia Dean Pilcher ... producer (produced by)
Genevieve Hofmeyr ... producer: South Africa unit
Connor Schell ... executive producer: ESPN Films
Daniel Silver ... executive producer: ESPN Films (as Dan Silver)
Will Weiske ... executive producer

Music by 

Alex Heffes ... (original score composed by)

Cinematography by 

Sean Bobbitt ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Barry Alexander Brown

Casting By 

Dinaz Stafford

Production Design by 

Stephanie Carroll

Art Direction by 

Shane Bunce
Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson
Fritz Joubert
Emilia Roux

Set Decoration by 

Set Buyer
Jo Stuart Fox ... (assistant set decorater)
Melinda Launspach
Jeanette Scott

Costume Design by 

Mobolaji Dawodu

Makeup Department 

Agnes Ahebwa ... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Blatcher ... assistant makeup artist: South Africa
Wendy Classen ... assistant hair stylist: South Africa
Christopher Damuura ... assistant hair stylist
Evelyn Gambe ... assistant makeup artist
Melanie Harris ... hair designer
Diana Najago ... assistant hair stylist
Ebony Njonga ... assistant makeup artist: South Africa
Nombi Nkambule ... assistant hair stylist: South Africa
Thami Nkosi ... key hair stylist
Nadine Prigge ... makeup designer
Sara Tesfai ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management 

Linda A. Borgeson ... post production executive
Kelley Cribben ... post-production supervisor
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo ... production manager: Kampala
Emmanuel Nsubuga ... assistant unit manager
Janine van Assen ... production manager: Johannesburg
Will Weiske ... unit production manager
Jarin Rossiter ... uganda auditor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Avani Batra ... second assistant director
Paula Case ... second assistant director
Michael McCue ... second assistant director
Mike Topoozian ... first assistant director: principal photography, south africa
Atilla Salih Yücer ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Talia Aviv Hughes ... set buyer
Michael Hyman ... lead scenic
Arlo Markantonatos ... property master
Boitumelo Poen ... art department coordinator
Phillip Roberts ... standby set dresser
A.K. Simba ... assistant property master: Uganda
Alex Stella ... set illustration
Doret Van Jaarsveld ... assistant property master

Sound Department 

Andrew Ahuurra ... music mixer no. 1 spice
Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Nick Caramela ... foley assistant
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer
Dave Flynch ... supervising foley editor (as David Flynch)
Heather Gross ... sound effects editor
Grant Harris ... adr recorder
Maegan Hayward ... post production mixing facility coo
Shantanu Hudlikar ... music recording engineer
Blake Leyh ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Nico Louw ... sound mixer
Ted Mahoney ... post production sound facility producer
Kyle Miller ... Re-Recordist
Eliza Paley ... dialogue editor
Dave Paterson ... sound effects editor
Maccoh Pengrassi ... sound recordist: behind-the-scenes
Mary Ellen Porto ... adr editor
Simon Rankin ... Boom Operator
Manasi Tare ... music recording engineer
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by 

Doug Hardy ... special effects technician
Tyrell Kemlo ... special effects coordinator
Julian Koberman ... special effects technician
Cordell McQueen ... special effects supervisor
Julio Scholze ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by 

Angelo Beceiro Collinicos ... digital compositor
Christopher Bekker ... digital compositor
Canda Kincses ... visual effects producer
Dylan Palmboom ... digital compositor
Marco Raposo de Barbosa ... visual effects supervisor: BlackGinger
Tom Selbeck ... visual effects artist
Dillon Sinden ... digital artist: Blackginger
Jason Slabber ... vfx lead
David Taritero ... visual effects executive
Byron Tofas ... digital compositor
Johan van Huyssteen ... compositor
Marc Bloch ... executive producer: BlackGinger (uncredited)

Stunts 

Cordell McQueen ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Fabio Cachucho ... second assistant camera: "a" Camera: South African Unit
Danie du Toit ... first assistant camera (as Daniel Du Toit)
Emmanuel Gashumba ... grip
Kirsty Gilham ... second assistant camera
Miles Goodall ... additional photography
Houston Hadden ... first assistant camera
Lentsoe Mamatela ... d.i.t
Emmanuel Chonco Sithole ... gaffer (as Emmanuel Chonco)
Mpho Tshikovhele ... camera intern
Tim Watson ... videoassist
Zaan Wienand ... key grip

Casting Department 

Christa Schamberger ... casting: South Africa

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Eniola Dawodu ... assistant costume designer

Editorial Department 

Max Blecker ... assistant editor
Taryn Calverey ... dailies colourist
John Diesso ... on-line editor
Giovanni DiGiorgio ... digital intermediate assistant
Alex Gilbert ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS
Ian Holden ... assistant editor
Zippy Kimundu ... assistant editor
Philippe Majdalani ... digital intermediate producer
Zach Marshall ... assistant editor: EPK and BTS
Martinl ... assistant editor: South Africa (as Lamees Martin)
Nick Monton ... head of production: Company 3
Tom Poole ... digital intermediate colorist
Lauren Van Rensburg ... dailies supervisor: dailies
Russell Yaffe ... assistant editor
Nicholas Figueroa ... color assist (uncredited)

Location Management 

Grant David Cinnamon ... assistant location manager (as Grant Cinnamon)
Deon Du Preez ... location scout
Queen of Katwe ... location scout
Eduard Klarenbeek ... location manager

Music Department 

Chris Barrett ... assistant score recordist
Red Bennett ... score technical coordinator
Martin Berry ... guitars
Harsh Brijsnarayan ... musician: sarangi
Jim Bruening ... music editor
Dirk Campbell ... musician: African flutes
Ben Caucci ... music programming (as Beth Caucci) / musician: African percussion (as Beth Caucci)
Rahul V. Chittella ... music coordinator: India
Lyndsie Chlowitz ... music coordinator: studio
Peter Cobbin ... score recorded by
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Rebecca Dale ... additional conducting
Hugh Davies ... guitar
Alex Ferguson ... assistant engineer
Tanay Gajjar ... music recording engineer
Kinene Ismail ... Uganda featured musician
Joanita Kawalya ... female vocals
Abhishek Khandelwal ... music recording engineer
Tommy Laurence ... assistant orchestrator
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of music
Collin Lubega ... Uganda featured musician
Zohran Kwame Mamdani ... music supervisor
Okelo Michael ... Uganda featured musician
Jonathan Morton ... orchestra leader
Lezon Mark Mugwanya ... Uganda featured musician
Madina Nalwanga ... female vocals
Nabeeta Nuhu ... Uganda featured musician
Omar Paul ... Uganda featured musician
Colin Rae ... music preparation
Kirya Heavy Rock ... Uganda featured musician
Hilary Skewes ... music coordinator / musician contractor
Ashwin Srinivasan ... musician: Indian winds
John Ashton Thomas ... orchestrator
Cecile Tournesac ... score editor
Selvaganesh Vinayakram ... musician: ghatam & kanjira
Don Welty ... music business and legal affairs
Kirsty Whalley ... music mixed by
Lukenge Yusuf ... Uganda featured musician

Other crew 

Arnold Aganze ... additional assistant: Mira Nair
Beautie Masvaure Alt ... assistant: David Oyelowo, South Africa (as Beautie Masvaure)
Asad Ayaz ... executive vice president: Marketing
Kampire Bahana ... assistant: Lupita Nyong'o
Jackie Bazan ... publicist
Godfrey Buteera ... 2nd assistant accountant: kampala.
Tapiwa Chipamunga ... additional assistant: Mira Nair, South Africa
Melynie Dangerfield ... assistant: David Oyelowo
Tom Eriesa ... security: David Oyelowo
Anne C. Ford ... production controller
Annie Gaudet ... post production accountant
Paul Harker ... assistant production coordinator
Nicola Graydon Harris ... unit publicist (as Nicola Graydon)
Rob Harris ... publicity consultant
Winibald Hausiku ... security: David Oyelowo, South Africa
Diane Howard ... journalist: publicist
Tilu Khalayi ... first assistant accountant
Derrick Kibisi ... Producing Services Uganda
Alex Kirya ... production assistant
Michael Barbanell Landres ... production legal services
Moses Legodi ... security: Lupita Nyong'o, South Africa
Getti Lesio ... security: Lupita Nyong'o
Yolandi Ludick ... sa 2nd accounts assistant
Lentsoe Mamatela ... dit (as Lentose Mamatela)
Jade Manuel ... production coordinator
Hlumela Matika ... Travel & Accommodations Coordinator
Emily McEvoy ... production associate
Clarence McLay ... assistant: Mira Nair (as Clare McLay)
Lezon Mark Mugwanya ... chaperone: Madina Nalwanga
Emerson Nosek ... assistant post-production accountant
Emellie O'Brien ... eco supervisor
Gladys Oyenbot ... stand-in
Anele Rulumente ... accounts clerk
Tebandeke Samuel ... accounts clerk
Mariah K. Shields ... post production coordinator: Walt Disney Studios
Spring Sutter ... production accountant
Alia Tarraf ... staff coordinator
Elize von Stade ... accountant: payroll
Tiffany von Willingh ... production secretary
John Frazier ... Cultural Consultant (uncredited)

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