Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff fight for the vote in first look at Suffragette

The first teaser trailer for Suffragette has been released to encourage women to vote in May's General Election

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Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff are fighting for women’s right to vote in the first-look teaser for new film Suffragette. 

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The trailer sees Anne Marie-Duff (Violet) smash windows and shout “Votes for Women”, while Mulligan, as “heart-breaking and inspirational” Maud, takes advice from Streep, who stars in the British flick as iconic political activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

“Never surrender. Never give up the fight,” the Oscar-winning actress can be heard saying. 

From Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron and The Iron Lady screenwriter Abi Morgan, Suffragette follows the “foot soldiers of the early feminist movement” – working women who turned to violence and risked everything fighting for their right to vote. 

The release of this 30-second teaser trailer six months before the film hits cinema is part of the #votingmatters campaign, which aims to encourage women to register to vote before next Monday’s (20th April) deadline. 

The trailer ends with the words: “Recruiting 2015.”

Feeling inspired? Head to Gov.uk to register

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Suffragette will be in UK cinemas 30th October 


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