Joanna Lumley compares Time’s Up movement to the Suffragettes in BAFTAs opening speech
Joanna Lumley delivered a powerful speech during the BAFTA Film Awards last night, addressing the efforts of those involved in the Time’s Up movement.
Stars wore black once again at the event, in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement. And the ceremony’s host Joanna Lumley paid special tribute to those fighting for gender equality.
In her opening speech, Lumley first highlighted the historic significance of the Royal Albert Hall, where the BAFTAs took place.
She continued: “A century ago, the Suffragettes laid the groundwork for the sort of dogged resistance and powerful protest that is carried forward today with the Time’s Up movement.
“And with it, the determination to eradicate the inequality and abuse of woman the world over.”
Lumley’s words were met with an enthusiastic round of applause before she went on to salute all the “talented and creative and inspirational individuals who have enriched our lives with their stellar work”.
You can watch The British Academy Film Awards in full on BBC iPlayer.