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Watch: Meryl Streep Channels 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher


There's already plenty of Oscar buzz around Meryl Streep's forthcoming turn as former British Prime Minister and Ronald Reagan pal Margaret Thatcher.

This brief trailer, which shows "Thatcher" being groomed for her political rise, helps explain why: Streep's portrayal is terrifying in its accuracy and will no doubt bring back plenty of bad memories of Thatcher's reign.

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First Look: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher


The first image of Meryl Streep as former British PM Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady has been released.

Said Streep: "The prospect of exploring the swathe cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting and exciting challenge. 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!"

The film, which began shooting on January 31, is being directed by British theatre director Phyllida Lloyd and also stars Jim Broadbent.


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