woman in red

I am thrilled to be playing a woman who was so ahead of her time. Though our story is set in the 18th century, it challenges and explores the issues still fully relevant today of freedom and equality. To be home in London shooting with such a talented ensemble in front and behind the camera is a real treat.

First image of Natalie Dormer as Lady Seymour Worsley in The Woman in Red

Woman in red dress, sprayed with tear gas by masked policeman, becomes symbol for Turkish protesters 
In her red cotton summer dress, necklace and white bag slung over her shoulder she might have been floating across the lawn at a garden party; but before her crouches a masked policeman firing tear gas spray that sends her long hair billowing upwards.

Taken in Taksim Square in central Istanbul on May 28, the image has been endlessly shared on social media.

The woman in red has even been replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers and has become a symbol for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

Some posters show the woman towering over a police officer and say “the more they spray, the bigger we get.” (Osman Orsal / Reuters)


“The Woman in Red” is considered the first masked female crimefighter in comics.

She’s the secret identity of policewoman Peggy Allen, who dons a full-length red dress with a hood and mask, apparently figuring she can accomplish more as a vigilante than as a police officer.

Images from Thrilling Comics #8 (1940) and #30 (1942) by George Mandel