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The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Abi Morgan
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E Grant
  • UK release: 6 January 2012

Lloyd's biopic features a brilliantly convincing lead performance from Streep, assisted by terrific work from the make-up and prosthetics departments, and makes some interesting observations about old age and the cost of power, but offers no significant insights on the lady of the title.

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6 Jan 2012

What we said, and they said, about Streep's Thatcher performance

What we said: ‘The Iron Lady is a film about the cost of power that features a brilliantly convincing lead performance from Meryl Streep, but offers no significant insights on the lady of the title.’ The List What they said: ‘How people react…

The Iron Lady

5 Jan 20123 stars

Meryl Streep shines in a film that avoids tackling Thatcher's politics

(12A) 105min In The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!) and writer Abi Morgan (Shame) take arguably the most significant British politician in living memory as their subject, and perversely evade questioning her policies. The result is a…

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