12 certificateBelle is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Belle is a 4 star programme

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Belle (2013)

Directed by
Amma Asante

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in director Amma Asante's period drama, which is based on the true story of Georgian Britain's first mixed-race aristocrat, Dido Belle. Born in 1761 in the West Indies, Dido was the illegitimate child of Royal Navy admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African slave. After Dido's mother's death in 1765, Sir John boldly relocates his daughter to London, where she's raised in luxury by his uncle, Lord Mansfield - the Lord Chief Justice - and his wife Lady Elizabeth, along with another of their nieces, Elizabeth. The family treat Dido as an equal, but her race often supersedes her social standing in high society. And this becomes more pronounced when she has grown into a beautiful young woman and thoughts turn to an appropriate marriage for her. But has Dido already found romance, with Lord Mansfield's apprentice lawyer John Davinier, a passionate evangelist for the abolition of slavery? First screening on Channel 4.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 101 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is Belle next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 4 Tomorrow, 12:10am and on Channel 4 Plus 1 Tomorrow, 1:10am. See more...


Gugu Mbatha-Raw...Dido Elizabeth Belle
Image for Emily WatsonEmily Watson...Lady Mansfield
Image for Tom WilkinsonTom Wilkinson...Lord Mansfield
Image for Miranda RichardsonMiranda Richardson...Lady Ashford
Image for Tom FeltonTom Felton...James Ashford
Sarah Gadon...Elizabeth Murray
Sam Reid...John Davinier
Matthew Goode...Cap. Sir John Lindsay
Lauren Julien-Box...Young Dido
Natasha Estelle Williams...Poor Woman
Alan Mckenna...Harry
Image for Penelope WiltonPenelope Wilton...Lady Mary Murray
Cara Jenkins...Young Elizabeth
James Norton...Oliver Ashford
Timothy Walker...Wimbridge