Tuesday 8 February 2011

The Iron Lady hits cinema

I have just received news from Pathé that principle photography has just started on the big screen adaptation of the life of Margaret Thatcher. Also they have released an image of Meryl Streep who plays the title role. All the image is missing is the trademark handbag.

The film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd CBE who directed Mamma Mia. So is this film going to end up being a musical? If so, please leave comments about what songs should be used / sung!

There is no release date as yet but I would expect it sometime later on this year, 2011.
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
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.

The film stars Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep as Lady Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher. Their young selves are played by Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd. The rest of the cast of family and friends, politicians and advisers, is made up of the very best of British acting talent, including: Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Roger Allam, Anthony Head, Julian Wadham, Pip Torrens, Nick Dunning, Richard E Grant, David Westhead, Angus Wright and John Sessions.
Photo: Alex Bailey

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