The BAFTA-nominated director Phyllida Lloyd’s return to work with her Mamma Mia! star, Meryl Streep, came to the UK cinemas last week with The Iron Lady, which has seen Streep nominated for the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes in the Drama category, the winners of which are announced this weekend.
The US and a handful of other countries are getting it this weekend, and the rest of its international releases will follow in the coming weeks. Written by Abi Morgan (co-writer of Steve McQueen’s Shame, released here this Friday), the film is a biopic of the Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, played by Meryl Streep, and also stars Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Olivia Colman, and Richard E. Grant.
We’ve now got a great new set of posters to share with you, courtesy of JoBlo via IMP Awards, and one in particular stands out as excellent with its Banksy-esque reinterpretation of Thatcher stood before a podium.
“THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.”
These new posters play on Thatcher’s notoriety, making a devil out of her. The film has been in UK cinemas for just under a week now, which means you don’t even have to wait any longer if you want to watch it; it should be in your local cinema right now. Here are the great new posters promoting the US release on Friday, starting with my favourite, the one inspired by Banksy, whose artwork you can see more of right here. As usual, click to enlarge.