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The first ever film about the Suffragettes is coming (and it stars Meryl Streep, of course!)

By Cath Clarke

Amazingly, there’s never been a film about the suffragettes (no, Mrs Banks in 'Mary Poppins' doesn’t count). Now the feminist pioneers finally get a film they deserve with ‘Suffragette’, which premiered last night at Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. It's brilliant and stars Carey Mulligan – doing cockney – as a Bethnal Green laundry worker who risks her job, her family, her everything to become a suffragette footsoldier in 1912. Mulligan, who’s about to have her first baby, didn’t attend the premiere, but her co-star Meryl Streep, who has a small part as Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, was there with the film’s director Sarah Gavron. Despite her absence, Mulligan – giving another one of those performances where it’s all in her eyes – is now the woman to beat for Best Actress come awards season.

‘Suffragette’ is out here on September 12 after opening the London Film Festival on September 7.

Read our review of 'Suffragette'.


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