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  • WHEN DID WOMEN GET THE VOTE IN ENGLAND.

  • BECAUSE I FEEL ODDLY TIED TO WOMEN GETTING THE VOTED IN

  • UNITED STATES.

  • BECAUSE MY MOM WAS BORN TWO DAYS BEFORE WOMEN COULD FIRST VOTE IN

  • THE UNITED STATES.

  • >> WOW.

  • >> Stephen: AND SO IT'S WITHIN THE LIFETIME OF ONE I LOVED.

  • SO IT'S A VERY REAL THING TO ME. WHEN DID WOMEN GET THE VOTE

  • IN ENGLAND.

  • >> SO WOMEN, PROPERTY-OWNING WOMEN AND WOMEN OVER 30,

  • PRORTD-OWNING WOMEN, THEY HAD LOTS OF KAF YETS, THAT HAPPENED

  • AT THE END OF THE WAR, SO 1918 AND IT WAS 1928 WHERE ALL

  • WOMEN-- .

  • >> Stephen: DID YOU HAVE TO BE MARRIED?

  • >> YES, NO, I THINK WERE YOU MARRIED OR PROPERTY-OWNING.

  • >> Stephen: OKAY YOU COULD BE-- .

  • >> Stephen: BUT OVER 30.YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: BECAUSE BEFORE YOU KNOW, WOMEN ARE JUST CRAZY.

  • (LAUGHTER) >> I JUST TURNED 30 AND NOW I

  • FEEL LIKE I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

  • I CAN HANDLE THE VOTE.

  • >> Stephen: YOUR CHARACTER'S NAME IS MAU DE AND A FICTIONALIZED CHARACTER BASED ON

  • A LOT OF DIFFERENT WOMEN.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: WHAT IS HER EXPERIENCE?

  • SHE'S NOT SORT OF A MONEYED WOMAN WHO IS DOING THIS AS A

  • GOOD DEED.

  • THIS IS I A VERY PERSONAL TO HER. WHAT IS HER LIFE.

  • >> SO SHE SAY WORKING CLASS WOMAN. SHE WORKS IN A LAUNDRY

  • IN LONDON, IN THE EAST END, A VERY POOR AREA OF TOWN BACK

  • THEN.

  • AND SHE IS PRETTY APATHETI KRRK IT WAS VERY CONVENTIONAL TO

  • BELIEVE THAT WOMEN HAD THEIR PLACE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME.

  • AND SHE WAS TRADITIONAL AND DOESN'T FEEL ENGAGED WITH THE

  • POLITICAL SYSTEM.

  • AND IS SORT OF LIVING WITH HER LOT, KIND OF GETTING BY.

  • AND SHE MEETS THESE WOMEN, THESE SUFFRAGETTE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

  • HER TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A BETTER LIFE OUT

  • THERE FOR HER.

  • AND GAINING THE VOTE COULD GIVE HER THE POWER TO HAVE A BETTER

  • LIFE.

  • SO SHE GETS KIND OF SWEPT UP INTO THIS BIG MOVEMENT.

  • >> Stephen: AND THE MOVEMENT FACED ENORMOUS RESISTANCE.

  • IT'S NOT JUST YOU CAN'T HAVE IT.

  • THERE WAS ACTUALLY VIOLENCE AGAINST THESE WOMEN AND THEY

  • COMMITTED A LITTLE VIOLENCE IN RETURN.

  • >> YEAH.

  • SO WOMEN IN ENGLAND PROTESTED-- CAMPAIGNED FOR THE

  • VOTE VERY POLITELY FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS.

  • GOING TO THE GOVERNMENT AND PETITIONING FOR WOMEN TO HAVE

  • THE VOTE.

  • AND THAT WAS SORT OF SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET.

  • >> Stephen: WOULD IT BE ALL RIGHT IF WE GOT THE VOTE, WOULD THAT BE ALL RIGHT.

  • >> PLEASE, SIR.

  • SHALL WE HAVE THE VOTE?

  • AND THAT DIDN'T WORK.

  • AND SO EMILEN AND SUPPORTED BY OTHER PEOPLE, SOME MEN, SOME

  • POLITICIANS DECIDED THAT THE NEXT STEP WAS TO START OF-- SORT

  • OF START DOING STUFF.

  • AND THEY DID A LOT OF STUFF.

  • >> Stephen: AND THEY GOT IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.

  • >> THEY GOT IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.

  • AND THERE WERE LOTS OF FIGHTS WITH POLICE AND RIOTS AND BLOG

  • UP BUILDINGS, ALL SORTS OF THINGS.

  • >> Stephen: WOW, YOU DON'T THINK OF THESE WOMEN BLOG UP BUILDINGS TO GET A VOTE.

  • >> I HAVE AN IDEA OF A WOMAN POLITELY MARCHING THROUGH THE

  • STREETS.

  • >> Stephen: RIGHT, I LEARNED ABOUT SUFFRAGETTES FROM WATCHING MARY POPINS, YOU KNOW.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: VOTE FOR WOMEN, VOTE FOR WOMEN.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: AT ANY POINT IN THIS FILM DO YOU FLY?

  • NO DANCING PENGUINS.

  • >> I FOUGHT FOR A FLYING SCENE AND THEY SAID NO.

  • BUT I DO GET TO RUN AWAY FROM A BLOWED UP BUILDING.

  • >> Stephen: YOU DO THAT THING WHERE YOU JUST WALK TOWARD THE CAMERA LIKE THIS AND DON'T

  • LOOK BACK AND IT EXPLODES BEHIND YOU.

  • >> WE HAD A REAL EXPLOSION AND WE HAD A CAR AND A CAMERA.

  • WE WERE SORT OF RUNNING.

  • I NEVER GET TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT IN FILMS SO I WAS THRILLED.

WHEN DID WOMEN GET THE VOTE IN ENGLAND.

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