Casting Booker Rachel is inspired by fellow Northerner Suranne Jones after seeing her in ‘Frozen’ in London. The TV star shone on Coronation Street, Scott & Bailey and Doctor Foster for which she won a BAFTA. As she says at the start of the series ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!’
HELEN MIRREN: Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner; on and off-screen Queen and DBE with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An absolute icon!
JODIE WHITTAKER: The first ever female Doctor Who, Jodie is a bonafide trail-blazer and also wowed us in Broadchurch.
SARAH LANCASHIRE: Oldham girl, two-time BAFTA winner and OBE. We love Sarah’s emotional and raw performances.
SHERIDAN SMITH: An OBE, two time Laurence Olivier Award winner and all-round hilarious and brilliant lady.
EMMA WATSON: Feminist, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, model, BAFTA winner and bad-ass witch. You go girl!
When women support each other, incredible things happen: Absolutely Fabulous, for example! Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are top of our list of inspiring actresses. That comedy timing!
JUDY GARLAND: Casting Booker Rhiannon‘s pick for an inspiring woman on #InternationalWomensDay, Judy is a female icon and MGM legend! She was the youngest person and also the first female to receive the Cecil B.DeMille award (an honorary Golden Globe Award) for ‘outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.’