Fact: The ashes of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher have been buried at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea. The politician's adult children, Mark and Carol, were among those present for a special service on Saturday (28Sep13), when her remains were placed alongside those of her late husband, Denis, who passed away in 2003. She died in April (13), aged 87, after suffering a stroke.
Fact: The Iron Lady actress Olivia Colman watched re-runs of reality Tv show I'm a celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! featuring Margaret Thatcher's daughter Carol in preparation to play her in the acclaimed movie.
Fact: Judy Garland's song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, made famous in The Wizard of Oz, has rocketed up the charts on digital retailers iTunes and Amazon in the U.K. as scores of Britons celebrated the death of divisive former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday (08Apr13). Elvis Costello's Tramp the Dirt Down, a direct criticism of the former Conservative leader, also entered the top 100 downloads on iTunes.
Quote: "She was the head of the United Kingdom for 11 and a half years and did not have a cook. I have a cook. The last movie I made when I stopped making dinner was Sophie's Choice and that was a long time ago. She would work late into the night and require all the cabinet ministers to be up there in the apartment with her... She would go and whip up some horrible Welsh rarebit and give it to them." Meryl Streep was fascinated to learn that Margaret Thatcher refused to hire a personal chef. The actress plays the former British Prime Minister in upcoming movie The Iron Lady.
Fact: Meryl Streep has shown off her dramatic transformation for her role as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in forthcoming movie, THE IRON LADY. The actress is seen wearing pearls and sporting a bouffant hairstyle, posing in character as the politician in the newly-released publicity still.