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Women In Film

Celebrating our favourite leading ladies

In anticipation of the International Women's Day centenary celebrations on 8 March, Sky Movies Showcase HD is set to air films by some of the movie industry's best female directors and leading ladies. The 'Women In Film' season runs from Monday 7 - Sunday 13 March, and will include films such as Thelma & Louise, Erin Brockovich and Cleopatra.

Other nods to the occassion will include a women-only anchor day on Sky News, whilst an all-female episode of The Book Show will be broadcast on Sky Arts. Sky Atlantic will also premiere Christy Turlington’s documentary No Woman, No Cry on 13 March.

To mark the Women In Film season, we've selected our top 30 female actresses from some of our favourite movies - and we're also giving you the chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription. To enter, simply take a look at our gallery of leading ladies below, pick your personal favourite and email their name to us at [email protected], along with your name, address and telephone number. The closing date for receipt of entries is 23.59 on 2 March. The winner will be drawn at random, and will be notified by telephone or email within two weeks of the closing date.

For more info visit Sky Movies HD.

  • Amy Adams

    Amy Adams

    The Enchanted actress is currently an Oscar… More details

    Amy Adams

    Amy Adams

    The Enchanted actress is currently an Oscar contender as Best Supporting Actress in The Fighter and will next be seen in The Muppets.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda proved popular in her film debut Mean… More details

    Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda proved popular in her film debut Mean Girls and has gone on to success in Mamma Mia! She will next be seen as the lead in Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood and her film Jennifer’s Body is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie

    Oscar winner Angelina is most famous for the… More details

    Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie

    Oscar winner Angelina is most famous for the iconic role of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider franchise. Recent films include The Tourist and Salt.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway

    Known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada and… More details

    Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway

    Known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada and Love & Other Drugs, Anne is next up in director Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. She will also co-host this year’s Oscars ceremony

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    The Charlie’s Angels star is most well-known… More details

    Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    The Charlie’s Angels star is most well-known for her comedy roles in films such as There’s Something About Mary and My Best Friend’s Wedding.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan

    British actress Carey has starred in Wall Street… More details

    Carey Mulligan

    Carey Mulligan

    British actress Carey has starred in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps and most recently the adaptation of author Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. She was Oscar-nominated for her role in 2009 hit An Education

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Cate’s catalogue of films includes the epic… More details

    Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Cate’s catalogue of films includes the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Drew barrymore

    Drew barrymore

    First rose to fame at a young age in… More details

    Drew barrymore

    Drew barrymore

    First rose to fame at a young age in Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and has starred in a host of successful films ever since. Recently made her directorial debut with comedy Whip It.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Emily Blunt

    Emily Blunt

    British actress Emily is now well-known for her… More details

    Emily Blunt

    Emily Blunt

    British actress Emily is now well-known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada and her lead in The Young Victoria, and will be seen next opposite Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Emma took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her… More details

    Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson

    Emma took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Howards End and has starred in Remains of The Day and Sense & Sensibility. She wrote and starred in popular kid’s film Nanny McPhee and its sequel.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Emma Watson

    Emma Watson

    Emma has grown- up in front of audience’s eyes… More details

    Emma Watson

    Emma Watson

    Emma has grown- up in front of audience’s eyes as Hermione in the global phenomenon that is the Harry Potter franchise. As fledging fashion icon, she has just wrapped on My Week With Marilyn.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Glenn Close

    Glenn Close

    A screen icon, Glenn is best known for her femme… More details

    Glenn Close

    Glenn Close

    A screen icon, Glenn is best known for her femme fatale roles in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s 101 Dalmations

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Halle Berry

    Halle Berry

    Halle is not only an Oscar winner for her role in… More details

    Halle Berry

    Halle Berry

    Halle is not only an Oscar winner for her role in Monster’s Ball but a Bond Girl to boot, having helped 007 in Die Another Day, recreating the iconic Ursula Andress bikini scene.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren

    Dame Helen Mirren has enjoyed success across both… More details

    Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren

    Dame Helen Mirren has enjoyed success across both TV and film, having gone from BBC’s Prime Suspect to winning an Oscar for her royal performance in The Queen.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Quirky Helena most recently scooped the BAFTA for… More details

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Quirky Helena most recently scooped the BAFTA for her portrayal as Queen Elizabeth in The King’s Speech, however has a host of other successful roles including Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films amongst others.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank

    Hilary took the Oscar for Best Actress in both… More details

    Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank

    Hilary took the Oscar for Best Actress in both Boys Don’t Cry and for her boxing role in Million Dollar Baby, and will next be seen in the Hammer thriller The Resident. Her film Amelia is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Jennifer Aniston

    Jennifer Aniston

    Queen of the rom-com, Jennifer rocketed to… More details

    Jennifer Aniston

    Jennifer Aniston

    Queen of the rom-com, Jennifer rocketed to success with her role as everyone’s favourite waitress in TV series Friends and has proved a regular favourite on the big screen.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer went from American Idol finalist to… More details

    Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer went from American Idol finalist to Oscar winning Best Supporting Actress after her soulful singing opposite Beyonce in Dreamgirls. Her film The Secret Life Of Bees is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

    Shakespeare in Love Oscar winning actress Dame… More details

    Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

    Shakespeare in Love Oscar winning actress Dame Judi Dench has recently carved a niche as firm Bond boss M, and will even be seen soon in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film On Stranger Tides.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts

    From Pretty Woman to Erin Brockovich, Julia… More details

    Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts

    From Pretty Woman to Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts is known for her portrayals of strong women. She was most recently seen in the big screen adaption of the best-selling novel Eat Pray Love. Erin Brockovich is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011. Eat Pray Love is available from 21st March 2011 on Sky Box Office.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Keira Knightly

    Keira Knightly

    British actress Keira hit the big time after her… More details

    Keira Knightly

    Keira Knightly

    British actress Keira hit the big time after her role as football player Jules in Bend It Like Beckham and has since appeared in period costume dramas such as Atonement and The Duchess. She is currently on screens in Never Let Me Go and enjoying success in the West End

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart

    Kristen is known globally thanks to her role as… More details

    Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart

    Kristen is known globally thanks to her role as lead character Bella in female sensation The Twilight Saga, but has also enjoyed success in indie titles including Into The Wild and Adventureland.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Multi-Oscar winner Meryl has too many notable… More details

    Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Multi-Oscar winner Meryl has too many notable films to mention, but recent highlights include The Devil Wears Prada, Mama Mia and eccentric chef Julia Child in Julie & Julia. She will next appear as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated are both showing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams

    After Michelle left Dawson’s Creek she found… More details

    Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams

    After Michelle left Dawson’s Creek she found critical acclaim in films such as Brokeback Mountain and recent film Blue Valentine, for which she is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. She will next be seen as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Michelle Yeoh

    Michelle Yeoh

    Michelle Yeoh wowed audiences in Chinese film… More details

    Michelle Yeoh

    Michelle Yeoh

    Michelle Yeoh wowed audiences in Chinese film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and is currently filming her portrayal of famed Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman

    Recent BAFTA winner Natalie Portman is odds-on… More details

    Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman

    Recent BAFTA winner Natalie Portman is odds-on favourite to pick-up an Oscar for her role in Black Swan, and has been a regular fixture onscreen since the age of 13 when she made her debut in thriller Léon.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    Currently starring in Rabbit Hole, Oscar winner… More details

    Nicole Kidman

    Nicole Kidman

    Currently starring in Rabbit Hole, Oscar winner Nicole has enjoyed success in The Hours, Moulin Rouge and Eyes Wide Shut. Her film Nine is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    Legally Blonde actress Reese took home the Oscar… More details

    Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    Legally Blonde actress Reese took home the Oscar for her turn as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and will next be seen opposite Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock

    Since bursting onto our screens on a runaway bus… More details

    Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock

    Since bursting onto our screens on a runaway bus in Speed, Sandra has continued to attract audiences whether playing a cop-turned-pageant Queen in Miss Congeniality or through showing off her sensitive side in The Blind Side, which won her the Best Actress Oscar. Her comedy The Proposal (with Ryan Reynolds) is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

  • Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon has played a multitude of roles,… More details

    Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon has played a multitude of roles, but may best be known for her performance in Thelma and Louise – the tale of two women running from the law to escape troubled lives. Thelma and Louise is playing on Sky Movies HD as part of the Women in Film season from 7th – 13th March 2011.

    For your chance to win a year's SKY+ HD subscription, email us at [email protected] with your name, address and telephone number telling us who's your favourite out of our 30 iconic women.

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