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The mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th-century England.

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Captain Sir John Lindsay
Lauren Julien-Box ...
Young Dido
Natasha Williams ...
Poor Woman
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Harry
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Lady Mary Murray
Cara Jenkins ...
Young Elizabeth
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Lady Mansfield
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Lord Mansfield
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Elizabeth Murray
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Dido Elizabeth Belle
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Lady Ashford
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Oliver Ashford
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James Ashford
Timothy Walker ...
Wimbridge
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John Davinier
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Zoffany
Charlotte Roach ...
Maid, Kenwood House
Rupert Wickham ...
Reverend Davinier
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Mabel
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Maid, Ashford House
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Lord Ashford
Daniel Wilde ...
Gentleman 1
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Baroness Vernon
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Mr. Vaughan
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Lord Mayor
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Law Student (as Edmund Short)
Chris Middleton ...
Court Clerk (as Christopher Middleton)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Passer-By (uncredited)
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John Davinier's Friend (uncredited)
Harriet Crawford ...
Urchin Child (uncredited)
Tony Eccles ...
Mr. Francis (uncredited)
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Young Man (uncredited)
Barrie Martin ...
Gentleman (uncredited)
Alfred Mather ...
Mr. Francis (uncredited)
Steve Munroe ...
Male Insurer (uncredited)
Adam Nowell ...
Upper Class Gentleman (uncredited)
Jenna Sharpe ...
Middle Class Lady (uncredited)
Darren Shaw ...
Dock Worker (uncredited)
Fabio Vollono ...
Rat Catcher (uncredited)

Directed by

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Amma Asante

Written by

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Misan Sagay ... (writer)

Produced by

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Steve Christian ... executive producer
Christopher Collins ... executive producer
Hilary Davis ... executive producer: Bankside Films
Ivan Dunleavy ... executive producer
Julie Goldstein ... executive producer
Phil Hunt ... executive producer
Damian Jones ... producer
Stephen Kelliher ... executive producer: Bankside Films
Robert Norris ... co-producer
Steve Norris ... executive producer
Jane Robertson ... co-producer
Compton Ross ... executive producer
Albert Sharpe ... producer: epk, Premier Productions

Music by

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Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Ben Smithard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Victoria Boydell
Pia Di Ciaula

Editorial Department

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Rebecca Adams ... post-production coordinator
Anna-Marie Aradipioti ... editorial trainee
James Corless ... operations manager: Pinewood Digital
Michelle Cort ... digital intermediate conform editor
Theresa Crooks ... digital intermediate conform editor
Johnathan Wei Dickinson ... digital intermediate data transfer (as Jonny Dickinson)
Tim Drewett ... digital intermediate conform editor
Matt James ... digital intermediate supervisor
Nina Khan ... digital intermediate producer
Steve Knight ... digital intermediate coordinator (as Steve Knights)
Meredith Leece ... assistant editor
Lizzie Newsham ... digital intermediate data transfer
Will Orpin ... editorial trainee
Steve Owen ... digital intermediate conform editor
Gareth Parry ... digital intermediate on-line editor
Katie Shahrokh ... digital intermediate producer
Gabrielle Smith ... assistant editor
Gareth Spensley ... digital intermediate colorist
Tom Sugden ... digital intermediate conform editor
Jamie Welsh ... digital intermediate conform editor
Luke Clare ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Toby Whale

Production Design by

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Simon Bowles

Art Direction by

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Claudio Campana
Ben Smith ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Tina Jones

Costume Design by

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Anushia Nieradzik

Makeup Department

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Beverley Binda ... key makeup artist
Fai Burnett ... makeup trainee (as Fai Archer)
Carolyn Cousins ... hair stylist: additional photography / makeup artist: additional photography
Julie Davies ... hair artist: daily / hair stylist / make-up artist: daily / makeup artist
Alex King ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Marese Langan ... hair designer / makeup designer
Fay Lumsdale ... crowd makeup artist
Madlen Mierzwiak ... hair stylist / wig stylist
Sandra O'Brien ... crowd makeup artist
Vanya Pell ... hair stylist: additional photography / makeup artist: additional photography
Liz Phillips ... hair stylist (as Elizabeth Phillips) / makeup artist (as Elizabeth Phillips)
Marc Pilcher ... crowd makeup artist
Chris Redman ... key hair stylist
Alex Rouse ... wig supplier
Farzana Saiyed ... crowd makeup artist
Sam Smart ... hair stylist: additional photography / makeup artist: additional photography
Donna Smith ... makeup trainee
Laura Solari ... hair stylist: additional photography / makeup artist: additional photography
Zoë Styles ... crowd makeup artist (as Zoe Styles)
Rose Warder ... hair stylist: additional photography / makeup artist: additional photography
Catriona Johnstone ... crowd hair & make up artist: daily (uncredited)
Donna McCormick-Smith ... make-up and hair trainee (uncredited)
Malwina Suwinska ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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David Bell ... unit manager
Nigel Bennett ... head of operations post production: Pinewood
Jim Edge ... unit manager
Fiona Morham ... head of production: BFI
Michael Solinger ... post-production supervisor
Jo Wallett ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Guy Campbell ... crowd second assistant director
Martin Curry ... first assistant director
Tussy Facchin ... third assistant director
Ben Harrison ... second assistant director
Natasha Torin ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Ed Baker ... standby propman
Jacob Bath ... junior propman
Lynne Benelick ... standby propman (as Lynn Bennellick)
Marc Beros ... hod painter
Adam Campbell ... painter
David Chisholm ... property storeman
Clive D'Cruze ... painter
Gene D'Cruze ... construction manager
Josie D'Cruze ... construction coordinator
Stephen Dawson ... standby carpenter
Andy Dixon ... carpenter
Katie Driscoll ... graphic designer
Gordon Grant ... assistant set decorator
Richard Grant ... hod painter
John Greaves ... storyboard artist
Paul House ... standby carpenter
Luke Hull ... assistant art director
Emma Claire Johnson ... art department assistant
Terry Jones ... prop buyer: additional photography
Lizzie Kilham ... standby art director (as Elizabeth Kilham)
Danny Margetts ... hod carpenter
Jannecke Nilsen ... set decoration work experience
John Palmer ... charge hand dressing property
Allen J. Polley ... property master (as Allen Polley)
Joshua Polley ... props: additional photography (as Josh Polley)
Mitch Polley ... props: additional photography
Olivia Portman ... assistant production buyer
Toby Russell ... junior propman
Ronnie Sargeant ... carpenter
James Skipsey ... dressing propman
Brian Stagg ... hod carpenter
Will Stagg ... carpenter
Graham Thomas ... construction manager
Remo Tozzi ... draughtsman
Mal Zawadzki ... painter (as Mal Zawadski)
Neil Alexander ... props (uncredited)
Thomas Alexander ... daily prop hand (uncredited)
Ryan Bradbury ... props (uncredited)
Tom Gardner ... trainee dressing props (uncredited)
Rohan Harris ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Anne-Marie Minty ... assistant set decorator: pick ups (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Luke Brown ... foley mixer
Andrew Caller ... re-recording mixer
Alistair Crocker ... production sound mixer
Simon Diggins ... adr mixer
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer
Paul Govey ... technical sound coordinator
Ashley Haller ... mix technician
Lee Herrick ... supervising sound editor
Tilly Holton ... sound bookings coordinator
Rob Humpage ... adr recordist
Robert Ireland ... sound designer
Andrea King ... foley artist
Matt Loveridge ... second boom operator (as Matthew Loveridge)
Tim Maxwell ... sound transfer
Gemma McKeon ... sound bookings coordinator
Brendan Nicholson ... re-recording mixer
Emmet O'Donnell ... adr recordist
Harry Platford ... adr recordist
Rob Saunders ... sound maintenance
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Mike Tehrani ... adr recordist
Derek Trigg ... foley editor
Linda Brenon ... foley editor (uncredited)
Emma Denney ... foley editor (uncredited) / foley recording assistant (uncredited)
Glen Gathard ... foley supervisor (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Mike Crowley ... special effects technician (as Michael Crowley)
Chris Reynolds ... special effects supervisor
John Timlin ... special effects technician (as Jon Timlin)
Steve Bowman ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor ... visual effects executive producer: BlueBolt
Joe Arnold ... matchmover: BlueBolt
Henry Badgett ... visual effects supervisor: BlueBolt
Priyanka Balasubramanian ... visual effects producer: BlueBolt
Angela Barson ... visual effects supervisor: BlueBolt
Fabrizio Fioretti ... digital environment artist: BlueBolt
Jan Guilfoyle ... roto/prep artist: BlueBolt
Luka Leskovsek ... compositor: BlueBolt
Rafael Morant ... matte painter: BlueBolt
Clare Norman ... visual effects producer: BlueBolt
Simon Rowe ... compositor: BlueBolt
Mark Webb ... visual effects coordinator: BlueBolt
Jason Evans ... digital compositor: BlueBolt (uncredited)
Luka Leskovsek ... visual effects on-set coordinator: BlueBolt (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Will Akbar ... vt operator
Darren Andrews ... standby rigger
David Appleby ... still photographer: Premier Communications
Rob Armstrong ... standby rigger
Andrew Banwell ... first assistant camera: additional photography (as Andy Barnwell)
David Bayliss ... hod electrical riggers
Barry Brown ... hod riggers
Catharine Brown ... focus puller: "a" camera
Scott Bryan ... rigger daily
Michael Chambers ... gaffer
Peter Chatterton ... grip assistant
Steve Cortie ... electrician (as Steven Cortie) / electrician: additional photography (as Steven Cortie)
Sam Crownhurst-Waters ... grip trainee
Aaron Douglas ... camera crane technician
Doiminic Evans ... archival technician
Russell Farr ... electrician: additional photography (as Russell Far)
Claire Louise Fraser ... camera trainee: "b" camera (as Claire Fraser)
Dave Glossop ... standby rigger (as David Glossop)
Barry Gross ... camera operator: epk, Premiere Productions
Malcolm Huse ... grip: additional photograhy (as Malcom Huse)
Neirin Jones ... digital imaging technician: additional photograohy (as Nye Jones)
Sashi Kissoon ... clapper loader: "a" camera
Paul Kolthammer ... camera crane technician
Ross Lancaster ... camera operator: epk, Premiere Productions
Jamie Lee ... hod electrical riggers
Tom McGinley ... electrician (as Thomas McGinley)
Howard Mills ... clapper loader: "b" camera
Louise Murphy ... second assistant camera: "a" camera dailies uncredited
Sam Newby ... camera trainee
Steve O'Donoghue ... best boy rigging gaffer (as Stephen O'Donoghue)
Iain Ovenden ... camera operator: epk, Premiere Productions
Elliott Polley ... assistant grip: additional photography
Mike Prior ... electrician (as Michael Prior)
Sarah Rollason ... focus puller: "b" camera
Xandy Sahla ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Jack Sands ... camera trainee: additional photography
Tony Sankey ... grip (as Anthony Sankey)
Colin Simkiss ... electrician
Natalie Theobald ... digital imaging technician
John Walker ... best boy rigging gaffer
Robert Walton ... electrician
Grant Weir ... electrician
Eve Carreño ... second assistant camera: "b" camera dailies (uncredited)
Juliana Malucelli ... assistant photographer (uncredited)
Aimee Spinks ... assistant photographer (uncredited)
Peter Tarran ... camera trainee dailies (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Solomon Artistes ... extras casting
Anna Cooper ... casting associate
Bev Lawley ... extras casting
Vanessa Baker ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barbara Brady ... costume standby
Clementine Charity ... costumer: additional photography
Beth Collins ... costumer: additional photography
Lucy Donowho ... costumer: additional photography
Anthony Drewett ... costumer: additional photography
Jessie Gelpke ... costumer: additional photography
Emma Harding ... costumer: additional photography
Katerina Hicken ... costume standby
Jennifer Lucy Higson ... costume trainee (as Jennifer Higson)
Emma Howarth ... costumer: additional photography
Samantha Keeble ... crowd costumier
Ilishio Lovejoy ... crowd costumier
Charlotte Lucas ... costume trainee
Charlotte Mitchell ... assistant costume designer
Phoebe Radula-Scott ... wardrobe assistant
Sarah Jane Reichert ... costumer: additional photography (as Sarah Reichert)
Victoria Salway ... wardrobe mistress
Hannah Walter ... assistant costume designer: additional photography
Hannah Warren ... costumer: additional photography
Clare Vyse ... costume daily (uncredited)
Alex Watherston ... costume daily (uncredited)

Location Management

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Charlie Borradaile ... assistant location manager
Christopher Chambers ... location assistant (as Chris Chambers)
Andrew Cooke ... location scout
Sarah Kate Lewis ... location assistant
Adam Richards ... location manager
Sian Sutherland ... location manager
Hayley Wilson ... location assistant
Lenart Cernilogar ... location marshall (uncredited)

Music Department

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The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performed by
Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Chris Dibble ... score recording engineer
James Fitzpatrick ... orchestral contractor: Tadlow Music
Andrew Glen ... auricle operator (as Andy Glen)
Jan Holzner ... assistant score recording engineer: Prague
Jaromir Klepac ... musician: solo piano
Vitek Kral ... score engineer assistant
Mark Lo ... executive music producer: Cutting Edge
Yann McCullough ... music editor
Laura Nakhla ... assistant music supervisor
Chris Parker ... assistant mix engineer (as Chris Parker)
Maggie Rodford ... music supervisor
Jiri Simunek ... music preparation: Absolute Notation
David Snell ... conductor
Lucie Svehlova ... concert master
Karen Westropp ... assistant: Rachel Portman
Youki Yamamoto ... orchestrator
Lydia Abastado ... piano tutor (uncredited)
Yvonne Barclay ... singing teacher (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ray Ambler ... unit driver
Andy Barton ... unit driver (as Andrew Barton)
Mark Bedford ... driver: minibus
Michael Bevan ... unit driver (as Mike Bevan)
Eddie Booth ... unit driver
Danny Brown ... facilities captain
John Callister ... unit driver
Dean Clack ... driver: props truck
Pat Coleman ... unit driver (as Patrick Coleman)
Ryan Cringle ... gator driver
John Dalrymple ... driver: minibus
Jimmy Derby ... driver: facilities unit base (as Jim Derby)
Mike Dixon ... gator driver
John Dryden-Orr ... gator driver
Mike Duchars ... unit driver
Lloyd Eaton ... facilities coordinator
Paul Gatley ... unit driver
Ergun Halil ... unit driver
Erol Halil ... unit driver
Christian Hall ... driver: minibus
Brian Howard ... driver: camera truck
Ken Johnson ... driver: facilities unit base
Pete McDonall ... driver: minibus
Nigel Moore ... driver: minibus / unit driver
Joe Newton ... gator driver
Graham Pearson ... driver: minibus
Malcolm Quiggin ... unit driver
Brian Salisbury ... unit driver
Pat Shiel ... unit driver (as Patrick Shiel)
Fiona Singer ... unit driver
Timothy Vaughan ... driver: minibus (as Tim Vaughan)
Perry Warren ... driver: minibus
Brian Wilson ... unit driver
Mike Wilson ... gator driver

Other crew

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Rubina Ali ... runner / stand-in
Carolyn Arnold ... group facilities manager: Pinewood
Giles Barron ... floor runner
Jackie Bazan ... education consultant
Josh Bettoney ... traffic control
Sarah Bing ... production legal services: Wiggin
Daniel Blewett ... set assistant: dailies
Molly Bolt ... production assistant: additional photography
Eleanor Boyce ... dialect coach: adr
Rebecca Budds ... scheduling department: Pinewood
Noel Butler ... etiquette coach
Sarah Caughey ... senior business affairs executive: BFI
Christopher Chambers ... unit assistant
Steve Cole ... security
Anita Cording ... unit medic: dailies
James Corless ... digital production services: Pinewood
Jessica Corlett ... floor runner
Matt Curtis ... title designer
Adrianna Nielle Davies ... production assistant
Andy Davies ... security
Cynthia De Souza ... BFI Film Fund
Hilary Dugdale ... representative: Isle of Man Films
Magdalena Duke ... legal counsel: Pinewood
Peter Eardley ... production accountant
Nicky Earnshaw ... production executive: Pinewood
Christopher Gallagher ... assistant accountant
Claire Gascoyne ... unit publicist: Premier Communications
Faye Green ... production assistant
Joe Hennessey ... security
Charlie Henry ... shipping: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Mel Hider ... finance manager: Bankside Films
Sue Hills ... script supervisor
Julia Hillsdon ... production executive: Pinewood
Patrick Howson ... sales executive: Bankside Films
Adam Hughes ... traffic control (as Alan Hughes)
Sarah Hunt ... post production accountant: Moneypenny Production Accounting
Mick Hurrell ... health and safety advisor
Steve Joberns ... auditor: Shipleys
Laura Jones ... floor runner
Tejinder Jouhal ... representative: Pinewood Pictures
Mike Keegen ... marine services: Marine Film Services (as Mike Keggen)
Ian Kirk ... head of production finance: BFI
Clyde Lane ... head chef: J & J International
Alexander Lea ... production legal services: Wiggin
Emma Lightbody ... representative: Gasworks Media
Emma Mager ... completion guaranty: International Film Guarantors
Georgie Mannakee ... catering assistant: J & J International
Michael Maxtone-Smith ... legal advisor: CinemaNX, Reed Smith
Andrew McLeod ... security (as Andy McLeod)
Peter McMahon ... medic: construction
Christos Michaels ... legal advisor: Head Gear, Lee & Thompson
Rachel Victoria Miles ... floor runner (as Rachel Miles)
Dave Morley ... unit medic (as David Morley)
Val Morrison ... representative: Metrol Technology
Stacey O'Brien ... company secretary: J & J International
Laura O'Grady ... tutor
Kevin O'Shea ... insurance: Gallagher
Kenneth O'Toole ... assistant to director and producer
Terry Paskins ... assistant chef: J & J International
Malcolm Pearce ... health & safety officer
Donna Pearson ... representative: Metrol Technology
Alice Ramsey ... sales and acquisitions coordinator: Bankside Fims
Luke Randolph ... completion guarantor: International Film Guarantors
Mike Reaney ... representative: Isle of Man Films
Patrick Reed ... assistant unit publicist: Premier Productions
Ben Roberts ... director of lottery film fund: BFI
Elliot Ross ... representative: Star Gate Films
Fenella Ross ... representative: Star Gate Films
Nathan Russell-Raby ... traffic control
Dorothy Sewell ... unit medic
Christopher Shilling ... accountant: Bankside Films
Dean Skinner ... security
Pamela Slater ... representative: Pinewood Pictures
Lucy Smith ... completion guaranty: International Film Guarantors
Neville Smith ... security
Sudie Smyth ... production executive: Pinewood
Gemma Spector ... head of distribution: Pinewood
Lucy Stanhope ... runner / stand-in
Alice Syed ... production coordinator
Graham Sylvester ... representative: Pinewood Pictures
Katharine Tidy ... home economist (as Katherine Tidy)
Natasha Torin ... crowd runner
Noel Tovey ... group sales director: Pinewood
Brett Tyne ... dialogue coach
Alison Viner ... scheduling department: Pinewood
Callum Wilson ... traffic control
Jamie Wolpert ... Development Executive: BFI
Will Wood ... publicist for Amma Asante
Darren Woolfson ... technical director: Pinewood
Hannah Wylie ... production legal services: Wiggin
Peter Young ... health and safety advisor
Greg Zalewski ... catering assistant: J & J International
Pilar Gavilan Zurita ... accounts assistant (as Maria Del Pilar Gavilan-Zurita)
Jannika Öberg ... assistant production coordinator
Millie Allegro ... runner (uncredited)
Thom Berryman ... digital mastering (uncredited)
James Cleave ... additional floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Megan Cooke ... additional floor runner (uncredited)
Christina Kelton Garner ... additional crowd runner (uncredited)
Hayleigh McGreene ... runner (uncredited)
Daniel Naprous ... horsemaster (uncredited)
Chloe Pemberton ... runner: work experience (uncredited)
Emilia Reid ... production assistant (uncredited)
Harriet Sams ... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Townsend ... additional floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Luke Kimble Williams ... additional floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Becky Wright ... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Kwame Nyame Asante ... in memory of
Selina Jones ... in memory of

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Plot Summary

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. 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. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Also Known As
  • Dido Elizabeth Belle (Germany)
  • Бел (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Белль (Russia)
  • Белль (Ukraine)
  • Güzelligin Rengi (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,900,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $16,538,759

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Trivia The Zong massacre case, known officially as Gregson v. Gilbert (1783), was not the landmark, pro-abolition decision the film portrayed it to be. It avoided the issue of slavery altogether, and never actually reached a final decision. Lord Chief Justice William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, called for another trial which never came to court. It is assumed that the matter was settled privately. Lord Mansfield presided over an earlier case that became very important to the abolitionist movement. In Somerset v. Stewart (1772), Lord Mansfield concluded that slavery could only be legal through statute, and since such statute did not exist, there was no legal basis for slavery in England and Wales. The film steals a line from Somerset v. Stewart and uses it in Gregson v. Gilbert to use the wider implications of Somerset v. Stewart for dramatic effect. In the film, Lord Mansfield's judgment shows that there was enough evidence to suggest that the slavers committed fraud, and that Lord Mansfield personally disliked the idea of slavery. He says nothing about the legality of slavery in England and Wales, or the legality of insuring humans as cargo. See more »
Goofs When Elizabeth and Dido play the piano, it sounds like a large modern piano, not the small 18th-century piano onscreen. Its keys look very old, even though pianos had existed for a few decades, and had just become popular. Most pianos in use at the time would have been fairly new. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Belle: The Story (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Piano Suite in G Minor, HWV 439, Allemande See more »
Quotes Dido Elizabeth Belle: My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame.
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