Jodie Whittaker and Claire Foy wear Time’s Up badges

BAFTA TV Awards: Jodie Whittaker sports an ‘Equal Representation For Actresses’ ring as stars including Claire Foy wear Time’s Up badges

Jodie Whittaker became a feminist icon after taking the role of the female Dr Who.

And she is showing no sign of slowing down as she took to the BAFTA TV Awards red carpet wearing a Time’s Up badge.

The 35-year-old also made a statement with her ring, which featured the words ‘Actresses For Equal Representation’ with a 50/50 emblazoned in the centre.

Statement: Jodie Whittaker took to the BAFTA red carpet wearing a Time’s Up badge while wearing a gorgeous pleated blue gown

The Equal Representation for Actresses is a movement fights for equal pay for actors.

On their website, they write: ‘Our campaign is to require the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and all other major broadcasters to implement an equal gender balance across their drama and comedy slates by 2020.’

Jodie was not alone in making a statement at the television awards – Claire Foy, Amanda Holden, Laura Whitmore and Lisa Riley also joined her in wearing Time’s Up badges.

Pay row: Claire Foy, who also wore a Time’s Up badge, has said that she was left ’embarrassed’ after learning that she was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith on two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown

Equality: The 35-year-old also donned a ring with the words ‘Actresses For Equal Representation’ with a 50/50 emblazoned in the centre

Representation: She joined other stars wearing a Time’s Up badge

Taking a stand: The Doctor Who actress wore a 50:50 badge for equal representation of pay in the acting industry

Claire Foy has said that she was left ’embarrassed’ after learning that she was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith on two seasons of Netflix’s The Crown.

Following the outrage over the gender pay gap, Foy revealed that she has now had her ‘eyes opened’ and plans to do more to ensure there is no sexism in the industry.

Foy starred as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix series The Crown alongside Smith as Prince Philip for two seasons, with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies set to take over their roles this years as the series skips forward in time for season three.

Producers of the show have now pledged that there will be no gender pay parity for the new cast, claiming that Smith was only paid more for the first seasons as he was a bigger name than Foy at the time of casting. 

Last year, Jodie battled criticism over the decision to cast her as the new doctor.

She said taking the role felt ‘incredible’: ‘It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be.

Empowered: Amanda Holden also posed for pictures wearing the statement pin on her stunning magenta gown

‘It feels incredible.’

She also reassured fans to ‘not be scared by my gender’.

‘Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change,’ she said, adding: ‘The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.’

Determined: Irish television presenter Laura Whitmore attached the Time’s Up logo on her sunshine yellow backless dress

Change: Loose Women’s Lisa Riley wore a beautiful black gown with sequin detailing and attached the pin

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