2015: Suffragette

Original Release: October 12, 2015 (UK & Ireland)
Directed by: Sarah Gavron
Written by: Abi Morgan
Produced by: Alison Owen, Faye Ward
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 106 minutes
Budget: $14 million
Box office: $34.04 million

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Cast & Characters

Carey Mulligan (Maud Watts), Helena Bonham Carter (Edith Ellyn), Meryl Streep (Emmeline Pankhurst), Natalie Press (Emily Davison), Anne-Marie Duff (Violet Miller), Romola Garai (Alice Haughton), Ben Whishaw (Sonny Watts), Brendan Gleeson (Arthur Steed), Samuel West (Benedict Haughton), Adrian Schiller (David Lloyd George), Morgan Watkins (Malcolm Walsop), Lorraine Stanley (Mrs Coleman), Amanda Lawrence (Miss Withers).

Production Photos

Awards & Nominations

  2015: British Independent Film Award – Best Actress for Carey Mulligan
  2015: British Independent Film Award – Best Supporting Actor for Brendan Gleeson
  2015: Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards – Best Actress for Carey Mulligan (Tied with Charlize Theron for Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) in 5th place)
  2016: Empire Awards – Best British Film
  2015: Hollywood Film Awards – Actress of the Year for Carey Mulligan
  2016: London Critics Circle Film Awards – British/Irish Actress of the Year for Carey Mulligan
  2016: Satellite Awards – Best Actress in a Motion Picture for Carey Mulligan
  2015: Women Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Actress for Carey Mulligan