About the Film | Suffragette Movie Synopsis | Focus Features

Inspired by true events, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of the powerful drama about the fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain.

The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the Suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life. Suffragette is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron and written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.

Maude Watts - Carrie Mulligan

Violet Miller - Anne-Marie Duff

Edith Ellyn - Helena Bonham Carter

Sonny Watts - Ben Wishaw

Inspector Arthur Steed - Brendan Gleeson

Emmeline Pankhurst - Meryl Streep

Maggie Miller - Grace Stottor

Director - Sarah Gavron

Writer - Abi Morgan