The Iron Lady
The Iron Lady - Trailer
Director Phyllida LloydYear 2011Genre(s) Dramas
When Margaret Thatcher started out in politics she always aspired to do something great, though just how far she'd take her career was beyond imagination. Having first made her mark in local politics in 1959, Margaret was named MP for the first time.
Politics around the world were very much dominated by males; Lady Thatcher stood alone and fought a battle against her naysayers to become one of the most respected politicians in the world. In 1979 Lady Thatcher moved into 10 Downing Street and became the first female Prime Minister who is known for changing the way the world's economy works.
The Iron Lady shows a more intimate side to a lady who was well known in the public as having an extremely cold demeanour.
Leading actress Meryl Streep said of playing the role: 'The prospect of exploring the swathe cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting and exciting challenge. I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses - I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own!'
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E, Grant, Olivia Colman, Michael Pennington, Julian Wadham, Harry Lloyd, Roger Allam, Nick Dunning and Alexandra Roach
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd