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"Never underestimate the power we women have" Meryl Streep is formidable as Emmeline Pankhurst in full Suffragettes trailer

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Forget Daenerys Targaryen, Erin Brockovich and Katniss Everdeen, because you're about to watch the most kick-ass female characters on screen.

The full trailer for what's considered to be the first film about the Suffragettes - members of the 19th and early 20th Century movement who fought for and won the women's right to vote - is here. 

Suffragette is packed with acting heavyweights from Carey Mulligan (who plays fictional character Maud), Helena Bonham Carter (who plays Edith New, a real-life Swindon Suffragette) and Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, the iconic leader of the British Suffragettes.

The cast and crew join Helen and Laura Pankhurst, great-grand-daughter and great-great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst on International Women's Day

The cast and crew join Helen and Laura Pankhurst, great-grand-daughter and great-great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst on International Women's Day

In the moving trailer, Streep nails a British accent and is as brilliant as ever in the landmark role. But it's Mulligan who steals the show with her fearless performance as Maud, described as a 'foot soldier'. 

When told that women's protesting will be quashed, she replies: "What you going to do? Lock us all up? We're in every home. We're half the human race. You can't stop us all."

Following a short preview of the film, which also stars Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw, this is the first extended look at the period drama which is to open the BFI London Film Festival in October.

It's out in UK cinemas on 30th October 2015. Watch the moving and powerful video below. 

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