Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, look at that gaze.
She got us to love to hate her as the greatly feared, powerful and demanding magazine editor in the Devil Wears Prada. Years later we danced with joy after seeing her portrayal of Donna in the ABBA musical Mamma Mia. Then her flawless performance in Doubt as strict disciplinarian Sister Aloysius raised the little hair on the tip of our hair. Just when we thought we had seen it all she delivered a painstaking performance as renowned chef Julia Child in Julie & Julia.
But brace yourself, because there is still more to come from incomparable actress Meryl Streep, who will portray Margaret Thatcher in her next picture. The first image of the 61-year-old as Thatcher has just being released and just looking at the uncanny resemblance, Streep better start looking at dresses for next year’s award session because she will without a doubt be picking up plenty of nods.
Streep will play the British’s first female Prime Minister in The Iron Lady, which will focus on the run-up to the Falklands War in 1982. The political biopic started production in late January, and word on the street is that the film will start screening later this year.
Streep once again collaborate with her Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd on the movie. The cast of The Iron Lady also includes Jim Broadbent as Margaret’s husband Denis Thatcher, while Olivia Coleman plays the couple’s daughter Carol. Rounding up the cast is Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd as the couple in younger days.
“The prospect of exploring the swathe cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting and exciting challenge”, Streep said on her portrayed of the former British Prime Minister. “I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses – I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own!”