Crown producer to make film about 1970 Miss World protests seven years

Now, the climate for such projects has changed, filming on Misbehaviour, which has Keira Knightley, the Oscar-nominated…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– They have made some of the biggest hits of British film and television, including Calendar Girls, The Queen and The Crown, but producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries struggled in vain seven years ago to get anyone interested in another proposed project – a film about the start of the women’s liberation movement.   No-one wanted to invest in a story about the 1970 Miss World Competition, despite its real-life drama of angry women invading the stage and flour-bombing the presenter – comedy legend Bob Hope – during a live broadcast of an event watched by 100 million viewers.