Belle

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Original title Belle
Category Drama, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2013
Production Country
Directors Amma Asante
Cast Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, James Norton, Alan McKenna, Lauren Julien-Box, Andrew Woodall
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Synopsis

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour 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.