BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mabatha-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 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.
Lauren Julien-Box....Young Dido
Natasha Williams....Poor Woman
Penelope Wilton....Lady Mary Murray
Cara Jenkins....Young Elizabeth
Emily Watson....Lady Mansfield
Tom Wilkinson....Lord Mansfield
Sarah Gadon....Elizabeth Murray
Gugu Mbatha-Raw....Dido Elizabeth Belle
Miranda Richardson....Lady Ashford
James Norton....Oliver Ashford
Tom Felton....James Ashford
Sam Reid....John Davinier
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.