LADY MANSFIELDWhat has she been named?
Dido Elizabeth Belle...Lindsay.
LINDSAY stands his ground.
Elizabeth in the household.
husband, gravely. He turns his back - aggrieved.
LADY MANSFIELDWe...we will call her Dido.
(off Lindsay’s nod)
Good Lord, she is thin. Mary,
find her something to eat.
life equal to my blood.
You will not understand in this
moment, but hold this in your
heart...you are loved...Just as
I loved your mother.
too much to bare.
INT. KENWOOD HOUSE. STAIRS/ENTRANCE HALL/GALLERY - DAY. 277*
ELIZABETH makes her way across...taking her aunt’s hand as
Are you what they call ‘a negro?’
I heard them talking.
LADY MARYQuestions, questions, Elizabeth!
and your father share.
always speaking your mind, you
know. You will end up an old maid
with only your own company for
ELIZABETHLike you, Aunt Mary? That is what
the maids say?
LADY MARYYou little....
newly tidied. He follows her gaze to LINDSAY’S image. The
sight affects him, unexpectedly.
LORD MANSFIELDCaptain Sir John Lindsay.
(off her reaction)
Do you recognise him?
Synopsis: Belle is a 2013 British period drama film directed by Amma Asante, written by Misan Sagay and produced by Damian Jones. It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton and James Norton.