The Scarborough News



Released October 23 including Hollywod Plaza, Scarboroug­h In 1912 London, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) works long hours in a laundry with her husband Sonny (Ben Whishaw), under the glare of manager Norman Taylor (Geoff Bell). Women earn less than men and are denied the vote, which rankles some of the workforce including outspoken mother Violet Miller (Anne-Marie Duff ). She encourages Maud to join the suffragett­e movement and speak up against this injustice at a parliament­ary panel hosted by David Lloyd George (Adrian Schiller). Alas, MPs refuse to honour a voting-rights bill amendment, so Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep) stirs her troops into direct action. Maud becomes heavily involved in the uprising and risks her relationsh­ip.


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