Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the "female" Lawrence of Arabia was a British adventurer, archaeologist and political powerhouse, who helped shape the modern Middle East after World War I. Voiced and executive produced by Tilda Swinton, the film chronicles Bell's journey into the uncharted Arabian desert and all-male halls of colonial power with never-seen-before archival footage of the region shot a century ago. The film takes us into a past that is eerily current.
Adam Astill....Sgt. Frank Stafford
Tom Chadbon....Sir Valentine 'Domnul' Chirol
Simon Chandler....David Hogarth
Joanna David....Janet Courtney
Anthony Edridge....Sir Arnold 'A.T.' Wilson
Michelle Eugene....Dorothy Van Ess
Amed Hashimi....Suleiman Faidhi
Andrew Havill....Sir Percy Cox
Michael Higgs....General Sir Gilbert Clayton
Jasper Jacob....Sir Nigel Davidson
Jürgen Kalwa....Dr. Friedrich Rosen
Hayat Kamille....Mme. Jamil Zadeh
Zaydum Khalad....Fakhry Jamil
Rose Leslie....Young Gertrude Bell (voice)
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