Everyone’s talking as if Meryl Streep had already won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady, though the film will not be released for another month. In the meantime The Sunday Times talked to the actress about the effort in playing such a formidable character. On seeing Margaret Thatcher speak at her daughter’s university […]
Meryl Streep has defended her portrayal of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a frail old woman suffering from dementia in The Iron Lady, says BBC News. The film has drawn criticism from Baroness Thatcher’s former colleagues, including former Conservative party chairman Norman Tebbit who called the performance “half-hysterical, over-emotional”. Streep told the BBC, I felt that if […]
Meryl Streep was named best actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the forthcoming film The Iron Lady. The film includes scenes from Lady Thatcher’s childhood up to the present day, and portrays the price she paid for power. The award from New York was Streep’s fourth best […]
Principal photography has begun on The Iron Lady, written by award-winning writer Abi Morgan (Sex Traffic, Brick Lane, White Girl), directed by Phyllida Lloyd CBE (Mamma Mia) and produced by Damian Jones (The History Boys, Adulthood). The Iron Lady tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender […]
Will the real Baroness Thatcher please stand up?