Beauty And The Beast (Live-Action)

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Beauty And The Beast Live Action Movie 2017

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a 2017 musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon. This film is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated classic of the same name, which itself is based on the French fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête” by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

The live-action version stars Emma Watson as Belle, a bright and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast, played by Dan Stevens, in his castle. Despite her fears, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognize the kind heart and soul within.

The film features a talented ensemble cast including Luke Evans as Gaston, the arrogant hunter who seeks Belle’s hand in marriage; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s loving and eccentric father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s loyal sidekick; and the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson as Lumière, Cogsworth, and Mrs. Potts, respectively.

The movie retains the beloved songs from the original animated film, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman, while introducing new songs with lyrics by Tim Rice. The film’s visual effects bring the enchanted characters and settings to life in a visually stunning way, while its performances and musical numbers pay homage to the original animated classic.

“Beauty and the Beast” was well-received by audiences and critics alike, praised for its faithful adaptation, production design, and musical performances. It also achieved significant box office success, reaffirming the timeless appeal of this classic tale.

Fun Facts

  • Beauty and the Beast is the highest grossing live-action musical of all time.
  • Beauty and the Beast is the second biggest musical of all time (behind Frozen).
  • This was the 2nd biggest movie of 2017.
  • The Beast costume weighed 40 lbs and required actor Dan Stevens to use stilts for much of the filming.
  • Believe it or not, this was not the highest-grossing film Emma Watson starred in (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 grossed $1.34 billion).
Beauty And The Beast (Live-Action)

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2017
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $1.264 billion
  • Awards: Nominated 2 Academy Awards; 
  • IMDB Link


  • Emma Watson: Belle
  • Dan Stevens: Beast
  • Luke Evans: Gaston
  • Kevin Kline: Maurice
  • Josh Gad: Le Fou
  • Ewan McGregor: Lumière
  • Stanley Tucci: Maestro Cadenza
  • Audra McDonald: Madame de Garderobe
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Plumette
  • Ian McKellen: Cogsworth
  • Emma Thompson: Mrs. Potts
  • Hattie Morahan: Agathe
  • Nathan Mack: Chip
  • Adrian Schiller: Monsieur D’Arque
  • Gerard Horan: Monsieur Jean Potts
  • Haydn Gwynne: Clothilde
  • Michael Jibson: the Tavern Keeper
  • Ray Fearon: Père Robert
  • Sophie Reid, Rafaëlle Cohen, and Carla Nella: the Village Lasses
  • Jimmy Johnston, Dean Street, and Alexis Loizon: Tom, Dick, and Stanley
  • Zoe Rainey: Belle’s mother
  • Clive Rowe: Cuisinier
  • Gizmo: Frou-Frou
  • Thomas Padden: Chapeau
  • Tom Turner: The King
  • Harriet Jones: The Queen
  • Chris Andrew Mellon: Nasty Headmaster


  • Director: Bill Condon
  • Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
  • Music by: Alan Menken

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