Magazine article Screen International

Suffragette's Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan Pose for Women's Day

Magazine article Screen International

Suffragette's Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan Pose for Women's Day

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The female cast and crew of the forthcoming feature pose with the ancestors of Emmeline Pankhurst.

The women behind upcoming period drama Suffragette have posed for a portrait in support of this year's International Women's Day (March 8).

Back row: Sarah Gavron (director), Helen Pankhurst (great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst), Laura Pankhurst (great-great-granddaughter of Pankhurst), Alison Owen (producer). Front row: Abi Morgan (screenwriter), Anne-Marie Duff (actor), Meryl Streep (actor), Carey Mulligan (actor), Helena Bonham Carter (actor), Faye Ward (producer).

Directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), the film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter and Anne-Marie Duff as well as Oscar-winner Meryl Streep as women's rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

The cast and crew are joined by the great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter of Pankhurst, who led the Suffrage movement in the early 20th century.

Pathé released the photo, which was taken by Brigitte Lacombe.

The film centres on the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, who turned to violence in the fight for equality after the failure of peaceful protest. …

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