Actress Meryl Streep presented the poster of her upcoming movie, “The Iron Lady”, in London. The event took place on Monday, Associated press reports. Streep is unveiling a remarkable resemblance with the real iron lady, the former prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher.
Academy Award winner Meryl Streep is preparing for the premiere of a movie that will undoubtedly mark her acting career. On Monday, she unveiled the poster of “The Iron Lady”, a movie about the life of the first woman prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher. Streep shows an incredible resemblance to the actual Thatcher. The woman in the poster inspires the same cold elegance, self-control and class that the real prime minister of the 80s showed.
The movie will premiere on January 6, 2012. Given the British conservatory style, it was only natural that tensions regarding the movie will appear. The family of Margaret Thatcher fears that the film will have a critical attitude towards her character. But director Phyllida Lloyd assures them and anyone else for that matter, that the movie is not about conflicts of ideologies. “When they see Meryl’s performance they will understand how much care and attention to Lady Thatcher’s dignity she’s given it”, said Lloyd.
Meryl Strep has taken her role very seriously and has buried herself in stacks of papers at the British Parliament in order to do a complete research of the woman she is impersonating.
Margaret Thatcher is now 86 years old. She was the prime minister of Britain from 1979 to 1990, when she handed over the position to her Chancellor, John Major. Two years later, at the age of 66, she retired from the House of Commons for good. During the 90s, she was a geopolitical consultant for Philip Morris, she was honorary Chancellor of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and of the University of Buckingham and she also published a book: “Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World”. She also remained attached to the political world, getting involved in the Bosnian War and the Falklands War and sustaining Tony Blair’s election (1994).
Since 2002, after several strokes, she was advised by her doctors not to engage in further public appearances. She refused to do so, showing up in public until 2008, when she collapsed at a party. Since then she did not honor the invite of Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative Party in 2010 and the one on July 4, 2011 for the commemoration of late US president Ronald Reagan. However, she managed to attend the birthday party of Defense Secretary Liam Fox, this September.