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An extraordinary real life story set in 1919 , BORN A KING is a coming-of-age story about Faisal, a 14 year old teenage Arab prince who is dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London by... See more »

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Status: post production
Status Updated: 15 May 2018

Cast

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Prince Faisal
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Emir Abdul-Aziz Bin Al Saud
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Philby
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Princess Mary
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Al Thunayyan
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Winston Churchill
Sam Adewunmi ...
Marzouq
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Laurence of Arabia
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George V
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Sir Montague Smythe
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Stella
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Lord Curzon
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Humphrey Bowman
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Prince of Wales
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Queen Mary
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Sarah
Mark Donald ...
Harry Towsnend
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Doctor Parker
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Queen Victoria Hotel Manager
Steve Fortune ...
Old Journalist
Christopher Saul ...
Mayor of Plymouth
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Regency Garden Hotel Manager
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Equerry
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Page
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Courtier
Simon Wright ...
Stable lad
Rafi Wilder ...
Kim Philby
Sally Preston ...
Dora Philby
Emma Tugman ...
Lady Curzon
Ali Al Aqal ...
Faisal (age 9)
Mohammed Isa ...
Marzouq (age 12)
Mohammed Ali ...
Prince Saud
Feysal Malaika ...
Prince Turki - Aged 16
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Captain Shakespear
Munira Mukhtar ...
Marzouq's mother
Rana Fagihi ...
Tarfa
Khalid Al-Saqer ...
Ibn Luwai
Ibrahim Al-Ruwashed ...
Sheikh Abdullah
Bahira Al Halabi ...
Mqbilia
Salman Al Musaad ...
Young Man
Abdulatif Zaqaria ...
Marzouq (3)
Hajjar Al Nafisah ...
Young Girl
Mariam Al Nafisah ...
Young Girl
Other cast:
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Gypsy
John Kinory ...
Station guard
Belal Sabir ...
Khuwaya (Bodyguard)
Teresa Shaughnessy ...
Royal Party Guest
Ayesha Ali ...
Second Class Indian Migrant
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Second Class Indian Migrant
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Dock Worker
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First Class Sikh Merchant (uncredited)
Deepshikha Arora ...
Second Class Indian Migrant (uncredited)
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Train Passenger / Fairground Customer (uncredited)
Benny Bereal ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Richard Bevan ...
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
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Second Class Sikh Migrant (uncredited)
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Business man (uncredited)
Gurpreet Boparai ...
Second Class Sikh Migrant (uncredited)
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Upper Class Lady (uncredited)
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Dock yard worker (uncredited)
Jonathan l Brooks ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Nathanjohn Carter ...
Royal Bodyguard (uncredited)
David Clement-Horton ...
Tuba Player (uncredited)
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Hotel guest (uncredited)
Harriet Crawford ...
Upper Class Lady (uncredited)
Chirag Dawar ...
Indian Imigrant (uncredited)
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Relative (uncredited)
Nisha George ...
Second Class Indian Migrant (uncredited)
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Khuwaya (Bodyguard) (uncredited)
Diane Halling ...
Mrs. Parker (uncredited)
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Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
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Second Class Indian Migrant (uncredited)
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Emir of Kuwait / Dock worker (uncredited)
Jagoda Kamov ...
Glamorous Lady (uncredited)
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Second Class Sikh Migrant (uncredited)
Mickey Lewis ...
Angry Posh Gent (uncredited)
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First Class Sikh Migrant (uncredited)
Martyn Mayger ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Second Class Sikh Migrant (uncredited)
Monoj Mukherjee ...
Indian Migrant (uncredited)
Salman Al Musaad ...
Young Man in the Village (uncredited)
Andreas Musto ...
Hotel Porter (uncredited)
Rehan Naseem ...
Second Class Muslim Migrant (uncredited)
Richard Peter O'Sullivan ...
Journalist (uncredited)
Tony Richardson ...
Dinner guest (uncredited)
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Lord Curzon's Secretary (uncredited)
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Sikh Immigrant (uncredited)
Vinita Sharma ...
Second Class Indian Migrant (uncredited)
Amanda Smith ...
Train Passenger (uncredited)
Darryl Smith ...
Hotel Porter (uncredited)
Karol Steele ...
Upper Class Lady (uncredited)
Andy Summers ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Hotel guest / passerby (uncredited)

Directed by

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Agustí Villaronga

Written by

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Henry Fitzherbert ... (screenplay by)
 
Henry Fitzherbert ... (story by) &
Ray Loriga ... (story by) &
Bader Al Samari ... (story by)

Produced by

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Bassam Alasad ... executive producer
Anna Cassina ... line producer
Patel Cyrus ... line producer
José Luis García López ... executive producer
Andrés Vicente Gómez ... producer
Marco Gómez ... producer
Nadia Hotait Salas ... associate producer
Fernando Labrada ... executive producer
Lujain Madani ... executive producer
Todd Albert Nims ... co-producer
Stuart Sutherland ... producer

Music by

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Hesham Nazih

Cinematography by

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Josep M. Civit

Editorial Department

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Moncho Sánchez-Gómez ... colorist

Casting By

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Colin Jones

Production Design by

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Alison Riva

Art Direction by

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Kevin Woodhouse ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Kay Mitchell

Costume Design by

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Françoise Fourcade

Makeup Department

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Laura Allen ... hair: daily
Olivia Ashman ... crowd hair trainee: daily
Jacob Ball ... make up and prosthetics assistant: main team, KSA
Victoria Beynon ... hair trainee
Lance Breakwell ... hair assistant: main team, KSA / makeup assistant: main team, KSA
Fiona Chaffey ... makeup artist
Helen Currie ... crowd hair and makeup artist
Sadia Malik ... makeup trainee: KSA
Daniele Nastasi ... hair stylist / makeup artist / prosthetic supervisor
Angela Oxley Evans ... hair supervisor: KSA / makeup supervisor: KSA
Jacqueline Russon ... hair designer: KSA / hair designer: UK / makeup designer: KSA / prosthetics designer: KSA
Rona Skuodas ... makeup trainee
Amy Stewart ... crowd hair & make up supervisor
Laura Allen ... makeup: daily (uncredited)
Sylvia Atkins ... crowd hair & makeup artist (uncredited)
Katie Du'Mont ... additional makeup artist: crowd (uncredited)

Production Management

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Pablo Barinaga ... production manager: Saudi Arabia
Cheyenne Conway ... production manager
Peter A. Enright ... production manager: Saudi Arabia
Richard Ruck ... unit manager
Norah Sultan Al Milhim ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alexis Arderius ... second second assistant director
Rory Broadfoot ... crowd second assistant director
Jude Campbell ... first assistant director
Steve Dent ... second unit director
Jesus Espin ... second second assistant director: saudi arabia
Daniel Jerome Gill ... crowd second ad
Amy Jones ... 3rd ad splinter unit (as Amy Rebecca Jones)
Óscar Manero ... first assistant director: Saudi Arabia
Nikki Molloy ... second assistant director
Nathalie Rodriguez Martinez ... second assistant director: Saudi Arabia (as Nath Rodriguez)
Ricarda Ruff ... crowd assistant director
Arthur Shepherd ... third assistant director
Stuart Sutherland ... second unit director
Tom Westgate ... additional third assistant director

Art Department

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Ala Eldin Osman Taha Abdoun ... art department general assistant
Alwaleed Ali ... prop master: Saudi Arabia
Fahad Almunajjed ... assistant property master
Christopher Arnold ... stand-by props
Sara Balghonaim ... assistant art director
Sarah Bick ... production buyer
George Clark ... set dresser
Garry Dawson ... property master
Rubén Delgado ... stand-by props
Tabitha Dickinson ... s/by art director
Becca Djan ... assistant buyer
Mohammed Isam ... art pa
Daniel Kearns ... assistant art director
Sophia Millar ... production buyer
Peter Pj Newman ... supervisor carpenter
Ana Palazón ... art assistant coordinator
Sophie Powell ... graphic designer
Terry Royce ... stand by props
Emma Ryder ... art department assistant
Jenny Tobin ... set florist
Dale Walters ... props: dailies

Sound Department

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Steve Finn ... 1st Assistant sound / Production sound mixer additional days
Cei Frampton ... sound assistant
Mark Holding ... sound mixer
Fernando Novillo ... supervising sound editor
Erik Vidal ... foley artist
Kiku Vidal ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Andy Adam ... special effects technician
Abadi Hasan Darwish ... SFX Runner
Abadi Hasan Darwish ... standby sfx
Joe White ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Bernat Aragonés ... visual effects supervisor
Carlos Navarro Belenguer ... digital compositor
Mikel Calvo ... digital compositor
Joaquín Cuervo ... Digital Compositor
Dani Folch Gaya ... digital compositor
Daniel Lores ... digital compositor
Francesc Macia ... digital compositor
Cristian Martin ... digital compositor
Gerard Romea ... roto/prep artist

Stunts

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Daniel Adams ... saudí arabia / stunt performer
Domingo Beltrán ... stunt performer
Sam Dent ... horse master
Ramón Jiménez ... stunt performer
Maurice Lee ... action coordinator
Fernando Martín Maestro ... stunt performer
Andrej Riabokon ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marco Alonso Monedero ... second assistant camera (a camera: saudi arabia) / second assistant camera: uk main unit
Ramon Bartolí ... gaffer
Mauro Bellanova ... director of photography: second unit
Ruben Cardol ... lighting technician
Eve Carreño ... second assistant camera: uk main unit
Salva Castellarnau ... key grip: Saudi Arabia
Carles Colom Sicilia ... digital imaging technician: uk main unit
Ashley Cooke ... second assistant camera: a camera main unit
Berta Díaz García-Campoy ... assistant camera: trainee
Gabi Garcia ... first assistant camera: a camera / steadicam operator
Will Green ... 1st ac/gimbal technician
Jon Peter Rowing ... assistant camera
Hiram Ríos ... second assistant camera
Ferran Serra ... best boy
Edgar Solé ... electrician
Alfredo Suárez Pana ... director of photography: second unit, Saudi Arabia
Ramón Sánchez ... a camera operator / steadicam operator
Luke Varley ... still photographer: dailies
Alfred Wentzel ... grip
Guillermo Álvarez Villaescusa ... first assistant camera: "b" camera: main unit

Casting Department

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Mohammad Almadani ... extras casting assistant
Richard Banks ... extras casting assistant
Melissa Gethin Clarke ... casting assistant
Magda Sobolewska ... extras casting
Toby Spigel ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ahmed Afzal ... wardrobe assistant
Faiz Ahmed ... costume assistant
Shiraz Alam ... costume assistant
Alattiyah Anfal Mahmoud ... costume assistant
Gurpreet Boparai ... costume assistant
Sophie Bugeaud ... assistant costume designer
Dean Burke ... milliner
Oliver Cronk ... crowd costume supervisor
Vincent Dumas ... costume supervisor
Zaira Emran ... wardrobe assistant: Costume coordinator
Agathe Finney ... costume assistant
Fareed Haqqani ... costume assistant
Karishma Harjani ... researcher: coordinator
Katie Hudson ... costume trainee: daily
Tariq Ismail ... costume assistant
Zar Liaqat Malik ... costume assistant
Lloyd Middleton ... set costumer
Gabriella Morpeth ... set costumer
Madiha Nouman ... costume assistant
Eloise Park ... assistant costume designer
Phoebe Riley ... costume assistant (as Phoebe Claire Riley)
Athar Shah ... costume assistant
Adnan Abdul Waheed ... costume assistant: crowd

Location Management

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Fahad Almunajjed ... location production assistant
Jalawi Mohammed Alsaeed ... location production assistant
Marialucia Apicella ... location marshal
Matt Betteridge ... location manager
Guy Bishop ... location marshal
Hannah Cole ... location marshall
Akrem Tahir Gdder ... location production assistant
Tom Goad ... assistant location manager (as Thomas Goad)
Kyle Graham-Rainford ... location marshall
Luke Harris-Perfect ... location marshall
Ahmed Isam ... Production location assistant: Store manager
Mohammed Isam ... location production assistant
Simon Lam ... location marshal
Mikey Lloyd ... location marshall
Chor Man ... location coordinator
Sharon McGuinness ... location manager
Fayiz Melibary ... base camp manager: Saudi Arabia
Sami Mohammed ... location production assistant
Salman Al Musaad ... key assistant location manager
Juliana Naples ... location marshall
Victoria Rawlins ... location marshall
Mohamed Gamal Samahy ... assistant location manager
Elliot Sansom ... location marshall
Andy Williamson ... location manager

Music Department

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Andrew Dudman ... music recording engineer / music scoring mixer
Adam Klemens ... orchestrator
Richard Harwood ... musician: principal cello, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mohamed Alnaccache ... transportation captain
Kit Harvey ... driver
Kareem Mamdouh ... transportation coordinator
Bruce Patel ... transportation captain
Ian Yea ... facility driver

Other crew

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Talal Adnan Abu Suliman ... paramedic
Athba AlKhudairy ... production coordinator: Saudi Arabia
Claire Aston ... accounts daily
Richard Banks ... Assistant Crowd Director
Maralyn Causley ... script supervisor saudi arabia
Suzanna de Miranda ... Assistant Production Coordinator
Luke Elkins ... location assistant
Alberto Gutierrez Gonzalez ... healthy & safety: recce
Lisa Jane Hanley ... accounts assistant
Jonathan Harwood ... construction medic
Annabelle Hood ... base runner
Morwenna Hull ... production assistant
Jane Karen ... dialect coach
Bindni Karia ... production coordinator
Debbie Moore ... financial controller
Nicolas Andrew Motte ... production runner
Kyren Parker ... 1st assistant accountant
Malcolm Pearce ... health & safety officer
Benjamin Perkins ... acting coach: rehearsals
Jayson Punsalan ... assistant production coordinator: ksa
Luisa Riviere ... assistant to director
Daniel Rogers ... health and safety adviser
Jacqueline Russon ... Prosthetics Design
Michael Searle ... floor runner
Omar Nadeem Shaikh ... production runner: Saudi Arabia
Ben Tabiner ... floor runner
Jonathan Wayre ... 35mm film projection
Liz West ... script supervisor
Nadya Wilkinson ... accounts assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An extraordinary real life story set in 1919 , BORN A KING is a coming-of-age story about Faisal, a 14 year old teenage Arab prince who is dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London by his warrior father, Prince Abd Al-Aziz, on a high stakes diplomatic mission to secure the formation of his country. In London he must negotiate with some of the pre-eminent figures of the age, including Lord Curzon and Winston Churchill, while forming a friendship with Princess Mary who helps guide him through the corridors of power.

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Also Known As
  • Nacido Rey (Spain)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Prince Faisal became the King of Saudi Arabia from November 1964 until his assasnation in March 1975. See more »

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