Belle Movie

Belle movie poster

Who's Involved:

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Amma Asante, Tom Wilkinson, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Reid, Misan Sagay

Release Date:

Friday, May 2, 2014 (Limited)

thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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 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.

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Who stars in Belle: Cast List

... Dido Elizabeth Belle

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" , "The Whole Truth"  

... Lord Mansfield

"SAS: Red Notice" , "Burden"  

... Lady Mary Murray

"Zoo" , "The BFG"  

... Elizabeth

"Enemy" , "Black Bear"  

... Captain Sir John Lindsay

"The King's Man" , "Four Kids and It"  

... James Ashford

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" , "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"  

... Lady Mansfield

"The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" , "The Book Thief"  

... Lady Ashford

"Maleficent" , "Stronger"  

... John Davinier

"2:22" , "'71"  

Who's making Belle: Crew List

A look at the Belle behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Amma Asante last directed Where Hands Touch and A United Kingdom. The film's writer Misan Sagay last wrote Kingdom of Souls.


Amma Asante


Misan Sagay

Production Company

Isle of Man Film

Production: What we know about Belle?

Key Facts

  1. The film was developed by the BFI Film Fund which also backed production, alongside Isle of Man Film, Pinewood Pictures, Head Gear Films and Metrol Technology.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. The film is scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.

Belle Release Date: When was the film released?

Belle was released in 2014 on Friday, May 2, 2014 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Walk of Shame and Beneath the Harvest Sky.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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