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Belle

Belle

Based on the inspiring true story
May 01, 2013 1h 45m
7.2
556 votes

Synopsis

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England

Title Belle
Companies Pinewood Studios, DJ Films, Isle of Man Film, BFI, Metrol Technology
Countries United Kingdom
Keywords slavery, victorian england, based on a true story, interracial relationship, trial, class differences, slave, period drama, 18th century, high society, caribbean sea, biracial, woman director, social issues, costume drama, abolitionist, legal drama, illegitimacy
Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Dido Elizabeth Belle
Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

Lord Mansfield
Sam Reid

Sam Reid

John Davinier
Emily Watson

Emily Watson

Lady Mansfield
Sarah Gadon

Sarah Gadon

Lady Elizabeth Murray
Penelope Wilton

Penelope Wilton

Lady Mary Murray
Tom Felton

Tom Felton

James Ashford
James Norton

James Norton

Oliver Ashford
Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode

Captain Sir John Lindsay
Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings

Lord Ashford
Cara Jenkins

Cara Jenkins

Young Elizabeth