• Drama

Period drama inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle. She was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay a Captain in the Royal Navy, stationed in the Caribbean with a Black woman named Maria Belle who bore him a daughter c. 1762. There has been a great deal of speculation about Maria Belle's status: whether enslaved, captured, free and so on. It is likely she was a slave aboard a captured Spanish ship.


Gugu Mbatha-RawDido Elizabeth Belle
Tom WilkinsonLord Mansfield
Miranda RichardsonLady Ashford
Penelope WiltonLady Mary Murray
Emily WatsonLady Mansfield
Sarah GadonLady Elizabeth Murray

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