THE IRON LADY
We all know how easy it is to get excited when Meryl Streep is about to dominate a new role and probably (definitely) win another Academy Award, but when that role involves Meryl taking on the polarizing first female Prime Minister of England, the “Iron Lady” herself, Margaret Thatcher, it’s easy to get worked into an absolute fit. This is a woman about who super-human Meryl herself said, “The prospect of exploring the swath cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting and exciting challenge. I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervor and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses – I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own!” Look out!
Streep won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress and is nominated for the Oscar for her work in the film, so be sure to catch her tremendous performance in THE IRON LADY.
"We get the story of Thatcher's rise and fall from her own point of view... filtered through the distorting lens of her own Alzheimer's-stricken mind."--Jason Best, MOVIE TALK
"What we do have is ... a stunning performance from Meryl Streep to set alongside her Isak Dinesen and Julia Child."--Philip French, OBSERVER
"Streep is simply brilliant as Thatcher in every way: her voice, her posture, her movements and facial expressions, her frightening and sudden imperiousness."--David Sexton, THIS IS LONDON