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

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.


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.”

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Suffragette will be in UK cinemas 30th October 

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