First Look at Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

     February 8, 2011


Back in June, we reported that Meryl Streep had signed on to play influential and controversial British Primer Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.  We now have the first image of Streep as Thatcher and if you want to feel a cold chill run up your spine, I highly recommend checking it out.  The film, directed by Phyllida Law (Mamma Mia!), is set just before Thatcher took her country to war in the Falklands.  The Iron Lady also stars Jim Broadbent as Thatcher’s husband Denis, Anthony Head as her longest-serving cabinet member Geoffrey Howe, Richard E. Grant as conservative politician Michael Heseltine, and Roger Allam has political strategist Gordon Reece.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The Iron Lady is due out later this year.

Via Deadline.



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  • Marc

    I can already see it in the 2012 Oscars:

    “And the Oscar for Best Actress goes to… for the zillionth time… Meryl Streep, for Whatever Movie She´s in”

  • Chad

    Actually, she has one 2 times, both early in her career. Best Actress for Sophie’s Choice, and Best Supporting for Kramer vs. Kramer. She has been nominated a record 15 times- more than any other actor in history. I think it would be deserved if she won a few more before the end of her career.

  • excpired

    Wow! Anthony Head is in it, I’m totally in! I can’t wait.

    Meryl Streep is always so good in all the movies she does, she just settles into a role and you completely buy it 100% she knows how to be her character.

    I have to say the best I’ve seen her is in Adaptation. I do wish she’d do some younger roles again, because she is still such a beautiful woman. But it is nice to know that she knows how to take aging and not try to be a young actress anymore.

    Regardless, I’m interested in this project.

  • Alex-mansy

    She’s a great character for a prime minister unlike her male peers she’s actually quite interesting.

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