Made in Dagenham


Made in Dagenham

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Based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, in which 850 female workers walked out in protest of sexual discrimination.

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Sally Hawkins
as Rita O'Grady
Miranda Richardson
as Barbara Castle
Rupert Graves
as Peter Hopkins
Rosamund Pike
as Lisa Hopkins
Richard Schiff
as Robert Tooley
Daniel Mays
as Eddie O'Grady
Sian Scott
as Sharon O'Grady
Robbie Kay
as Graham O'Grady
Andrew Lincoln
as Mr. Clarke
Kenneth Cranham
as Monty Taylor
Gina Bramhill
as Hopkins' Secretary
Joseph Kloska
as Undersecretary #1
Miles Jupp
as Undersecretary #2
Philip Perry
as Arthur Horovitz
Peter-Hugo Daly
as Bartholomew
Angus Barnett
as Passing Van Driver
Birgitta Bernhard
as Choir Mistress
Laurie Cannon
as Reporter #1
William Ivory
as Reporter #2
Nico Tatarowicz
as Reporter #3
Denis Gilmore
as Man on Bike
Danny Huston
as Voice of American Boss
Mitchell Mullen
as Kronnfeld
John Sessions
as Harold Wilson
Matt King
as Trevor Innes
Noah Taylor
as Lisa Hopkins' Son
Victoria Watkins
as Union Secretary
David Bond
as Union Chairman
Simon Nehan
as Welsh Union Man
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Critic Reviews for Made in Dagenham

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (34)

  • Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.

    Jan 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.

    Jan 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a nice breather indeed.

    Jan 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/4
  • The likable little British import "Made in Dagenham" delivers an overdue valentine to some unsung heroines of the people-power revolution.

    Dec 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The real women of the Ford plant - seen briefly and tantalizing in footage played over the credits - surely could tell a more compelling story than this agreeable but overfamiliar effort; perhaps some documentarian, some day, will give them the chance.

    Dec 29, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Everything about "Made in Dagenham" is predictable. But thanks to Hawkins and the other women involved, it's entertaining as well.

    Dec 24, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Made in Dagenham

  • May 05, 2017
    An us-against-them tale of heroism that manages not to trip over it's own feet as the underpaid women at a Ford Automotive plant in England strike for better wages. By the numbers, the film fails to mention that while the ladies win (spoiler alert! ... oh, they made a movie out of it! Duh) the battle, they lose the war as Ford eventually takes its ball elsewhere to play.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2015
    Good, but it feels like it was put together on an assembly line.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2013
    An inspirational story for women's rights and good on them, however this movie is just boring. Bob Hoskins is brilliant and the cast is brilliant but not my sort of movie!
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2013
    An entertaining, but curiously, slightly frustratingly middle class image of working class struggle.
    Louis R Super Reviewer

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