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08/10/2015 08:19 BST | Updated 08/10/2015 08:59 BST

Suffragette Premiere: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep And Helena Bonham Carter's Red Carpet Style

British silver screen stars were out in full force on Wednesday 7 October for the premiere of new film Suffragette.

Taking to the red carpet at London's Odeon Leicester Square for the 59th BFI London Film Festival, the film's lead actresses Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter wowed in stunning dresses.

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Carey Mulligan

For what was reportedly one of her first public appearances since giving birth, Mulligan wore a beautiful purple tulle dress from Chanel's autumn/winter 2015 collection.

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Meryl Streep

Streep opted for a plunging, silky cobalt blue gown with elegant twisted knot detail.

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Helena Bonham Carter

In a move away form her traditionally outlandish style, Bonham Carter wore a simple black velvet dress with sheer panels in the skirt.

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Romola Garai, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff and Carey Mulligan

Suffragette co-stars Romola Garai and Anne-Marie Duff also looked incredible in their floor length gowns.

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Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep

Earlier in the day Mulligan and Streep headed to a photo call for Suffragette at The Lanesborough Hotel, looking every inch as stylish as they did on the red carpet.

Streep chose a colour blocked dress by Marni, while Mulligan kept things casual in a metallic lace-effect two-piece.

But the outfits weren't the only thing on the red carpet making headlines, a group of around 15 women staged a protest at the event.

The Sisters Uncut movement laid down on the red carpet, holding signs with slogans including ‘Dead women can’t vote’, in order to raise awareness of startling domestic violence figures.

The cast of Suffragette praised the protesters for their actions - speaking to Sky News, Bonham Carter explained: "I’m glad our film has done something. That’s exactly what it’s there for."

See photos from the protest below:

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