Letters From Baghdad

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Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq afer World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?

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Cast

Tilda Swinton
as Gertrude Bell
Michael Higgs
as General Sir Gilbert Clayton
Eric Loscheider
as T.E. Lawrence
Rachael Stirling
as Vita Sackville-West
Adam Astill
as Sgt. Frank Stafford
Helen Ryan
as Lady Florence Bell
Joanna David
as Janet Courtney
Elizabeth Rider
as Lady Elsa Richmond
Jurgen Kalwa
as Dr. Friedrich Rosen
Tom Chadbon
as Sir Valentine "Domnul" Chirol
Simon Chandler
as David Hogarth
Lucy Robinson
as Lady Molly Trevelyan
Andrew Havill
as Sir Percy Cox
Antony Edridge
as Sir Arnold "A.T." Wilson
Nicholas Woodeson
as General Sir George MacMunn
Zaydum Khalad
as Fakhry Jamil
Michelle Eugene
as Dorothy Van Ess
Mark Meadows
as Lt. Col. Frank Balfour
Ahmed Hashimi
as Suleiman Faidhi
Ammar Haj Ahmad
as Muhammad Abd Al-Hussayn
Hayat Kamille
as Mme. Jamil Zadeh
Christopher Villiers
as Sir. Leonard Woolley
Jasper Jacob
as Sir Nigel Davidson
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[Tilda] Swinton's vocal performance as Bell is so vivid and absorbing.

Sep 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Only the most loyal of Bell buffs need apply, everyone else would be better off sticking to her Wikipedia entry.

Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The result is something that feels fresh and modern.

Jun 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

In an age of a rebooted "Wonder Woman," Bell is the real thing, intrepid, fierce and smart.

Jun 8, 2017 | Full Review…

It provides a sturdy, often exhilarating bridge between the present and a past that not only isn't distant, but isn't even really past.

Jun 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A carefully researched documentary that uses an extraordinary wealth of appealing archival footage accompanied by Tilda Swinton's voiceover as Bell.

Jun 3, 2017 | Full Review…
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