I’ve just watched this brand new featurette for The Iron Lady and I’m now so eager to see the film when it’s released January 6th. It stars Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in this ‘work of fiction’ from scriptwriter Abi Moore that spans 40 years of the life of Thatcher’s rise from a greengrocer’s daughter to become the British Prime Minister. When you see snippets of Streep in this you’ll be blown away which surely makes her a nominee for this year’s Oscars but I guess we’ll wait to see.
If you’ve missed our Thatcher coverage, click here for trailer and posters and scroll down to see the featurette.
The Iron Lady is directed by Phyllida Lloyd who also directed Meryl Streep who plays Thatcher in Mamma Mia back in 2008. Her supporting cast is rather impressive and includes Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher, Richard E Grant, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Roger Allam, Anthony Head and John Sessions.
Plot: 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.