Made in Dagenham is a film that tells the story of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination and the desire for equal pay. The walkout was instrumental in the Equal Pay Act 1970.
Set for release this friday the 1st October, Made in Dagenham looks set to give us a vintage visual feast as well as some great British drama. Directed by Nigel Cole (Calender Girls) and starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins to name but a few.
Made in Dagenham is "uncomplicated fare, overly spiced with 60s cliches, right down to the louche fashion photographer who lies on his back to snap his pics. But the film is also robust, amiable and so warm-hearted you'd be a churl to take against it. Hawkins gives a winning performance as the working-class sparrow who grows slowly in stature. Rosamund Pike is superb as the tragic trophy wife who finds her Cambridge history degree is the perfect qualification for her new career passing the cheese-board around at dinner parties. Together, these women form the heart and soul of Made in Dagenham. They ensure that this comedy is travelling forward, not back." - Guardian Review