2010 – Made in Dagenham

Andrew as Mr. Clarke

Directed by: Nigel Cole
Written by: William Ivory
Produced by: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen
Production year: 2009
Original release: November 19, 2010 (USA)
Running time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Other cast: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Andrea Riseborough
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Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins) works for the Ford Motor Co. plant in Dagenham, England. Despite performing the specialized task of sewing upholstery for car seats, women are classified as unskilled labor and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union representative, Rita agrees to bring the women’s grievances to Ford. The meeting goes badly and, outraged by the company’s lack of respect for them, Rita leads her colleagues to strike.