2015 has already been a busy and successful year for actress Carey Mulligan and it looks like she is going to receive even more acclaim with her performance in Suffragette.

Suffragette

Suffragette

Suffragette is set to follow the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement and Mulligan will take on the role of Maud Watts, a young woman who is determined to fight to better her life.

And it is Mulligan who takes centre stage in this brand new clip as she reminds Inspector Arthur Steed - played by Brendan Gleeson - that they cannot lock up every woman in the land:

We are huge fans of Mulligan here at FemaleFirst and this performance is already surrounded in Oscar whispers - I would be very surprised if she is not in the Best actress Oscar race when the nominations are announced at the beginning of next year.

Suffragette is also right up the Academy's street when it comes to Best Picture and it looks set to be the film that will send director Sarah Gavron's star rocketing.

Gavron is no stranger to the director's chair with Brick Lane and documentary Village at the End of the World already under her belt, however, this is the biggest and most high-profile film project of her career to date.

Gavron will have the honour of seeing her film open the BFI London Film Festival next month and it is great to see a female driven movie given the spotlight at a major festival.

A wonderful cast has been assembled for the film as Mulligan and Gleeson are joined by Meryl Streep, Helen Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, and Samuel West are all also on board.

Suffragette is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, 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.

Radicalised 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. The character of Maud, played by Carey Mulligan, is one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.

Suffragette is released 12th October.


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