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07 July 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Guardian

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As big reveals go, Meryl Streep's new incarnation as Margaret Thatcher was always going to be intriguing. Could she nail the Iron Lady's distinctive voice and mannerisms? Could she convey the unwavering conviction? Would CGI be needed to recreate that hair? Hey, this is Meryl Streep. It was always in the bag. Have a look at the movie's new teaser trailer, debuting on The Guardian, for proof.

Whether Streep's turn as Maggie is the second coming or the second movie kraken in as many years depends on your political stripes. The teaser - set, a little incongruously, to Clint Mansell's Moon score - steers clear of the politics to centre on Thatcher's origin story. Here she's under the wing of Roger Allam's press svengali, Gordon Reece, the Conservative Party's director of publicity, who battles to make the often strident MP more palatable for the voters. And that's Nicholas Farrell with him, but we're not sure of his character name yet.

The biopic reunites Streep with Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd, a partnership that worked out pretty well last time. Expect substantially less singing this time. Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E. Grant and Olivia Colman round out the cast.

The Iron Lady is out on January 6, 2012.


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RE: Streep Will Win The Day
L: olirog The movie may end up mediocre, but I bet Meryl will shine! As for all you Thatcher haters… she stuck to her guns, and if you were honest, she wasn't all bad. It's so easy to just simply vilify anyone in the slightly distant past who took a country that at the time seemed stagnant and backward into a (internationally accepted) better place. Let's wait and see what the movie is like! Are all readers of Empire rabid socialist blinkered follow-the-path like sheep no-nos? wou More

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RE: Streep Will Win The Day
L: olirog The movie may end up mediocre, but I bet Meryl will shine! As for all you Thatcher haters… she stuck to her guns, and if you were honest, she wasn't all bad. It's so easy to just simply vilify anyone in the slightly distant past who took a country that at the time seemed stagnant and backward into a (internationally accepted) better place. Let's wait and see what the movie is like! Are all readers of Empire rabid socialist blinkered follow-the-path like sheep no-nos? FY!! More

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Yeh hopefully this is going to as a realistic as artistically possible wasn't born in the eighties but they talk to her as though she is a queen or something (or is that the point?)... More

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RE: Streep Will Win The Day
I imagine Streep will be good in this but will not be watching it. Hopefully it is not a whitewash and shows a machiavellian individual encouraging class divide and greed and not some behind the scenes lovely lady who only wanted the best for all. More

Posted by sanchia at 19:02 on 08 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Streep Will Win The Day
L: olirog The movie may end up mediocre, but I bet Meryl will shine! As for all you Thatcher haters… she stuck to her guns, and if you were honest, she wasn't all bad. It's so easy to just simply vilify anyone in the slightly distant past who took a country that at the time seemed stagnant and backward into a (internationally accepted) better place. Let's wait and see what the movie is like! Are all readers of Empire rabid socialist blinkered follow-the-path like sheep no-nos? sp; Bo More

Posted by Discodez at 16:04 on 08 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Streep Will Win The Day
L: olirog The movie may end up mediocre, but I bet Meryl will shine! As for all you Thatcher haters… she stuck to her guns, and if you were honest, she wasn't all bad. It's so easy to just simply vilify anyone in the slightly distant past who took a country that at the time seemed stagnant and backward into a (internationally accepted) better place. Let's wait and see what the movie is like! readers of Empire rabid socialist blinkered follow-the-path like sheep no-nos? ]   More

Posted by JIm R at 15:54 on 08 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Streep Will Win The Day
She wasn't all good either and folks are still living with her fuck ups. L: olirog The movie may end up mediocre, but I bet Meryl will shine! As for all you Thatcher haters… she stuck to her guns, and if you were honest, she wasn't all bad. It's so easy to just simply vilify anyone in the slightly distant past who took a country that at the time seemed stagnant and backward into a (internationally accepted) better place. Let's wait and see what the movie is like! Are all readers of More

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Her human rights record is only one of her problems, frankly. As for being glossed over? Probably, but I'm sure I've read somewhere that her family don't agree with her portrayal in the script - not that that means much. More

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I don't Thatcher's the sort of person that we need to be lionizing given her appalling record on human rights, no doubt that'll all be glossed over. More

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