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In “Belle,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw (l) stars as Dido Belle, who falls in love with abolitionist John Davinier, played by Sam Reid (r). The pair unite to oppose slavery in 18th century England.

In “Belle,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw (l) stars as Dido Belle, who falls in love with abolitionist John Davinier, played by Sam Reid (r). The pair unite to oppose slavery in 18th century England.

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