Meryl Streep unveils The Iron Lady billboard poster

Promoting Maggie Thatcher biopic in London

If you were strolling by the Houses of Parliament today, you might have happened to see Hollywood icon Meryl Streep unveiling the billboard of her new film, The Iron Lady.

This being the much-anticipated biopic of Margaret Thatcher, Streep was quick to comment on her experience. She said, “It took a lot out of me, but it was a privilege to play her”.

The two-time Oscar winner went on to say “It was one of those rare films, where I was grateful to be an actor and grateful for the privilege of being able to look at a life deeply with empathy”.

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Directed by Mamma Mia!’s Phyllida Lloyd, the film has already divided audiences over whether an American actress should portray such an iconic British figure.

Streep is hotly tipped for an Oscar nomination for the role, which will rack her total up to an astounding 15.

The Iron Lady graces our screens on 6 January 2012.

Will you be seeing The Iron Lady? Do you think Meryl Streep will do the role justice? Let us know!


    • Hadouken76

      Nov 14th 2011, 22:41

      Should of made it a Zombie movie, the undead evil would of been more fitting... cue Ben Elton.. alilbittapoliticsthere

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    • AbAeterno

      Nov 15th 2011, 4:47

      Lest we forget a Welshman playing Batman and a Brit playing Superman... Then again, Thatcher was a real person. Ah well, why worry? It's Meryl Streep, for Christ's sake!

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