UK women in film call for end to harassment ahead of BAFTAs

UK women in film call for end to harassment ahead of BAFTAs
Several Bafta attendees will bring activists with them to this year’s ceremony.

Ahead of tonight’s Bafta Film Awards in London, 190 women from the film, theatre and TV industries have co-signed an open letter calling for an end to harassment, abuse and impunity.

Signees include Gemma Arterton, Amma Asante, Gemma Chan, Noma Dumezweni, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Sophie Okonedo, Florence Pugh, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Saoirse Ronan, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Thompson, Barbara Broccoli, Sienna Miller, Emilia Clarke and Emma Watson.

A portion of guests at tonight’s BAFTAs are expected to wear black on the red carpet as a symbol of unity with victims of sexual misconduct, while others will be wearing pin badges to support the Time’s Up movement.

Several attendees will be taking activists as their guests to the ceremony tonight, including Andrea Riseborough, who will be accompanied by Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride) and Tessa Thompson, who will be
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