Meryl Streep plays Magaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Meryl Streep plays Magaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Contributed

Streep plays Iron Lady

IN HER latest film, The Iron Lady, Streep nails the role of Margaret Thatcher, with critics already declaring it sure to win her another Academy Award nomination.

 

The Iron Lady is a powerful chronicle of Thatcher's rise to power as the newly elected head of the UK Conservative Party in 1975, becoming the country's Prime Minister four years later, an event unheard of in the traditionally male-dominated world of British politics.

 

As well as her extraordinary political career, the film explores the toll her career took on her personal life and relationship with her husband Denis, played by Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent, and is a surprisingly intimate portrait of a complex woman.

 

Born to a working class English family, Margaret Hilda Roberts joined politics in her early 30s, when she was selected as the candidate for Finchley in 1958. A year later she was elected as a Member of Parliament.

 

The Iron Lady opens at Dendy Byron Bay Cinemas on December 26 but the Dendy is holding a special preview screening for Club Dendy members on Sunday, December 11 at 4.30pm.



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