Suffragette (film)

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Directed by Sarah Gavron
Produced by Alison Owen
Faye Ward
Written by Abi Morgan
Starring Carey Mulligan
Meryl Streep
Helena Bonham Carter
Ben Whishaw
Brendan Gleeson
Romola Garai
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Eduard Grau
Edited by Barney Pilling
Release dates
  • September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11) (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Suffragette is a 2015 upcoming British drama film directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan. The film centres on early members of the British women's suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century.[1] The film stars Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Romola Garai.[2]

The principal photography began on February 24, 2014. It is the first film in history which is being shot at the Houses of Parliament, UK, which is being done with the permission of MPs.



In April 2011 it was announced that Film4 Productions, Focus Features and Ruby Films are developing a history drama film about the British women's suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century.[1] Abi Morgan is set to write the script while Sarah Gavron is attached to direct the film.[1] On October 24, 2013, it was revealed that Pathé has replaced Focus, while BFI Film Fund is to fund for the film.[3]


On February 24, 2013, Carey Mulligan was added to the cast to play the lead role.[3] On December 20, 2013, Helena Bonham Carter joined the film.[4] On February 19, 2014, Meryl Streep has joined the film's cast to play British activist Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.[2] On February 20, 2014, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson joined the cast of the film.[5]


Shooting was set to start on February 24, 2014.[5] Later the principal photography of the film began on February 24, 2014 in London.


  1. ^ a b c Dawtrey, Adam (6 April 2011). "Film4, Focus develop ‘Suffragettes’". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Sneider, Jeff (19 February 2014). "Meryl Streep to Join Carey Mulligan in Women’s Rights Drama ‘Suffragette’". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Kemp, Stuart (24 October 2013). "Pathe Replaces Focus Features International On Carey Mulligan's 'Suffragette'". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (20 December 2013). "Helena Bonham Carter Joins Carey Mulligan in ‘Suffragette’". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Wiseman, Andreas (20 February 2014). "Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson join Suffragette". Retrieved 26 February 2014.