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  • Director:  Sarah Gavron
  • DOP: Eduard Grau
  • Studio Ruby Films for Pathe
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Distribution: Pathe & Focus Features

Goldcrest’s Involvement

Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of women's fight for the vote. The film centres around a group of the working-class British women who, inspired by the suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, took their fight for enfranchisement to the male establishment in Westminster. Mulligan plays Maud, a housewife who defies her husband (Ben Whishaw) and risks losing custody of her children in the struggle for universal suffrage. Meryl Streep plays Pankhurst, the co-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union, who undertook hunger strikes and advocated property destruction as a means of protest.


Cast and Crew


  • Alison Owen
  • Faye Ward


  • Abi Morgan


  • Carey Mulligan
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Meryl Streep
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Brendan Gleeson.

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