Meryl Streep Margaret Thatcher

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The Artist Sweeps the Bafta Awards

Silent film grabs 7 Brit honors, Meryl Street wins Best Actress

(Newser) - In what could be a preview of the Oscars, The Artist swept the top honors at the Bafta movie awards in London yesterday. The quirky black-and-white film raked in seven British movie honors, including those for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor for French star Jean Dujardin.... More »

Streep Wows as Iron Lady

Helps redeem otherwise mediocre film

(Newser) - As a biopic, The Iron Lady is nothing to write home about—but critics are blown away by Meryl Streep's typically excellent performance as Margaret Thatcher:
  • The film contains "little sense of the outside world, the human cost, or the ripple effect of divisive government policies. It is
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Margaret Thatcher's Kids 'Appalled' by Streep Biopic

Movie script paints Iron Lady as sad, out of it

(Newser) - A forthcoming film about Margaret Thatcher paints the UK's first female prime minister as an addled dementia patient, and her children are "appalled," a family friend tells the Telegraph . The Iron Lady will star Meryl Streep , but Abi Morgan's script has the family up in arms. "Sir... More »

Streep Set to Play Thatcher

Actress in talks to star in Falklands-era biopic

(Newser) - Meryl Streep is set to team up with Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd again for a movie with considerably less singing and dancing. Producers have confirmed that the actress is in talks to play Margaret Thatcher in a biopic focusing on the tense 17 days leading up to the 1982... More »

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