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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 full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abdullah Ali ... Prince Faisal
Rawkan Binbella Rawkan Binbella ... Emir Abdul-Aziz Bin Al Saud
Ed Skrein ... Philby
Hermione Corfield ... Princess Mary
Rubén Ochandiano ... Al Thunayyan
Celyn Jones ... Winston Churchill
Sam Adewunmi Sam Adewunmi ... Marzouq
Laurence Fox ... Laurence of Arabia
James Fleet ... George V
Simon Paisley Day ... Sir Montague Smythe
Marina Gatell ... Stella
Kenneth Cranham ... Lord Curzon
Aidan McArdle ... Humphrey Bowman
Lewis Reeves ... Prince of Wales
Meg Lake ... Queen Mary


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 Abdul 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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26 September 2019 (Kuwait) See more »

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

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Not as I great as I wanted it to be
28 September 2019 | by ayaa1977See all my reviews

I was hoping to love this film, but alas I only ended up mildly positive about it. My biggest issue is the clunky dialoge which was excruciating at times. The actors did their best with what they had, but I think the script should have been looked at by Saudi filmmakers to make sure not only the actors got the dialect correctly, but also that the words coming out of their mouths ring true. That said, it is nice to see a chapter of our history depicted on big screen, and the film looked good with great production values.

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