Mbatha-Raw plays Miss Grenada, Jennifer Hosten, who was the first black woman to win the Miss World title. Cast comprises Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan, Suki Waterhouse, Clara Rosager, Loreece Harrison, Emma Corin, Lily Newmark, Emma D’Arcy, Ruby Bentall and Alexa Davies.
Philippa Lowthorpe directs from a script written by Rebecca Frayn (The Lady) with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest). Producers are Suzanne Mackie (The Crown) and by Sarah-Jane Wheale. Executive producers are Andy Harries and Rebecca Frayn for Left Bank; Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé; Rose Garnett for BBC Films,