Terry Pheto has done South Africa proud once again by scooping up two of the major awards at the 2017 International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARAs). Terry bagged the Best Actress award for her role as Naledi Khama in the film, A United Kingdom.  She also won the award for Best Actress in TV/Drama for her role as Winnie Mandela in the BET series Madiba. She was nominated alongside some pretty phenomenal women, so we were very excited to see our girl walk away with two statutes.


Other winners include Anthony Boyle as Best Actor for his role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; and James Fly as Best Actor in TV/Drama for his role in Good Karma Hospital.


The IARAs recognises individuals working in theatre, music, film, television and fashion, celebrating their outstanding achievements in their respective fields. A United Kingdom has been received with praise and has already made waves at several major award ceremonies.

The film tells the true story of Seretse Khama, the heir to the throne of Bechuanaland. Set right after World War II, with the world still trying to recover from the devastation of the war, the heir meets a white woman, who he falls in love with. Despite protests from both families, they fight to keep  their relationship alive, despite all odds.

Terry rose to international attention when in 2005, the film she starred in Tsotsi achieved critical acclaim, leading it to scoop up the coveted Oscar for Best Foreign Film.