Bafta stars asked to wear black in sexual harassment protest

From BBC - January 31, 2018

Britain's biggest stars are expected to wear black on the red carpet at this year's Bafta Film awards.

The choice of attire is in support of the Time's Up initiative, the movement against sexual harassment founded by several Hollywood figures.

A letter circulated around the British film and TV industry invited those attending the Baftas to take part.

It follows a similar demonstration of support at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year.

The request has already gathered support from UK stars expected to attend the awards and other industry figures.

The list is understood to include Emma Thompson, Daisy Ridley, Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton, Keira Knightley, Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Natalie Dormer and Felicity Jones.

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