Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, is a British biopic about Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, portrayed primarily by Meryl Streep, but also, in her formative and early political years, by Alexandra Roach. Thatcher's husband, Denis Thatcher, is portrayed by Jim Broadbent, and Thatcher's longest-serving cabinet member and eventual deputy, Geoffrey Howe, is portrayed by Anthony Head.

The film met with mixed reviews although Meryl Streep's performance was widely acclaimed. Streep won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and has been nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup.

# Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
# Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher
# Alexandra Roach as young Margaret Thatcher
# Harry Lloyd as young Denis Thatcher
# Olivia Colman as Carol Thatcher
# Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe
# Nicholas Farrell as Airey Neave
# Richard E. Grant as Michael Heseltine
# Paul Bentley as Douglas Hurd
# Robin Kermode as John Major
# John Sessions as Edward Heath
# Roger Allam as Gordon Reece
# Michael Pennington as Michael Foot
# Angus Wright as John Nott
# Julian Wadham as Francis Pym
# Ronald Reagan as himself (archive footage)
# Reginald Green as Ronald Reagan

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