Tag Archives: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  • ‘Belle’ Outgrosses ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ at Los Angeles Theater (Clip)

    May 5, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Fox Searchlight was the “Belle” of the box office in its limited weekend release. The period piece, based on the true story of an illegitimate biracial child raised as an aristocrat in 18th century England, managed to avoid being completely swallowed up in Spidey’s web. Its initial opening in New York and Los Angeles grossed […]

  • EUR Film Review: ‘Belle’

    May 2, 14 by Kam Williams Leave a comment


    *Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary’s death, the concerned father brought his 8 year-old daughter to England to see whether his well-heeled aunt and uncle might […]

  • The Film Strip: Justice Seeking ‘Belle’ isn’t Just a Pretty Face

    May 2, 14 by Marie Moore Leave a comment


    Unlike any slave scenario seen onscreen thus far, “Belle” tells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and her suitor, John Davinier (Sam Reid), who are instrumental in the abolishment of slavery in England. Inspired by a true story, Dido is the daughter of a slave and a Royal Navy Admiral. She is raised […]

  • ‘Belle’: The Must See Movie of the Weekend (Watch Exclusive Interview)

    May 1, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment


    *Its directed by a black female! Written by a black female! And has a black female lead! “Belle,” the untold story of, Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral and an enslaved African woman in 18th century England, hits theaters this Friday. “There aren’t many historical stories about people […]

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw Plays Mixed-Race Woman From 1779 Painting in ‘Belle’

    Apr 28, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, best known in the States for  starring  opposite Boris Kodjoe in NBC’s short-lived “Undercovers,” takes on her first lead movie role in the period drama “Belle,” about the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy officer in the 1700s. Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw) is brought to England by her father and […]

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw is Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘Blackbird’

    Aug 16, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Relativity has acquired worldwide rights to Gina Prince-Bythewood’s next film “Blackbird,” reports Deadline.com. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Noni Jean, a hot new artist who has just won a Grammy and is primed for stardom. But the pressures of success compel her to nearly end her life until she is saved by a young […]