The National Film Awards UK took place last night at the Porchester Hall in London. International superstar Terry Pheto has proved once again that her acting is of world class. The actress nabbed herself an award for best supporting actress category for her role as Naledi Khama in the film, A United Kingdom.
Pheto shared her excitement on Instagram with the caption: “I won. I won. I won. Thank you #NationalFilmAwardsUK.”
The British romantic drama film is written by Guy Hibbert and directed by Amma Asante depicts the life story of Botswana’s first president, Sir Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama.
It explores the interracial marriage between the president, First Lady of Botswana and the challenges they faced.
Terry Pheto plays the role of his sister, Naledi Khama. The film also stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.
In a previous interview with DESTINY, Pheto advised aspiring actors to follow their dreams and not be afraid of how big their dreams are, to protect their dreams from people who are discouraging and to never give up on the picture they have of themselves 10 years from now.
“Sometimes people stop because they’re not getting enough compliments or encouragement, but you shouldn’t be doing it for compliments. Always remember why you started,” she said. “Sometimes people are shocked by your dreams because they’re things they could never have imagined. Sometimes they’ll discourage you because of this, but always listen to that positive voice inside your head.”
In 2016, Pheto was signed by Hollywood talent agency Paradigm.