When I was in London yesterday I stumbled upon the set of the film “Suffragette”.
They were filming outside the Houses of Parliament, the film stars Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter who were present there for the filming and I saw them coming out to start filming.
IMDB describes the film’s plot as “The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.” I think that it’s fantastic that a film is being made about the struggle these women faced to get the vote. “Suffragette” is fictional but inspired by the suffrage movement and real events.
Interestingly, this is the first time the Houses of Parliament have been used for filming a commercial film. All previous films and television shows have used sets.
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