Carey Mulligan's Suffragette: first trailer for history-making movie

Published Thursday, Apr 16 2015, 14:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Carey Mulligan's new movie Suffragette has made history as the first film to be shot inside the Houses of Parliament.

The first teaser trailer for the drama about the women's vote, co-starring Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham-Carter, has just been released – and it looks like a can't-miss-film.

Scenes for Sufragette were shot at the Houses of Parliament back in April 2014, after the production gained permission from MPs who thought it was a good way to cover some of the costs involved with running the building.

The trailer briefly shows rioting scenes, some of which were filmed outside the Houses of Parliament using hundreds of extras.

Carey Mulligan takes part in filming of the movie Suffragette at Parliament on April 11, 2014 in London, England. This is the first time filming for a movie has been allowed in The Houses of Parliament. Suffragette is due for release in 2015.

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Carey on the Houses of Parliament set last year.

Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, chair of the House of Commons administration committee, told BBC News: "As a British film which clearly relates to Parliament's history and heritage, this is an ideal pilot for the House of Commons to identify the opportunities for location filming and income generation. We hope the film will engage the public with Parliament's history and heritage, and will offer a new way to bring our iconic buildings to a wider audience."

Suffragette tells the story of how women fought for equality and their right to vote.

The trailer's tagline is #VotingMatters - appropriate timing considering the upcoming General Election.

Sufragette hits cinemas on 30 October.

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