Screen Junkies » margaret thatcher http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Meryl Streep Gets Her Thatcher On In ‘The Iron Lady’ Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/meryl-streep-gets-her-thatcher-on-in-the-iron-lady-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/meryl-streep-gets-her-thatcher-on-in-the-iron-lady-teaser/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2011 12:26:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=219208 We finally learn the origin of Maggie's pearls.

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Though it looks nothing like its predecessors Iron Man and Iron Man 2, The Iron Lady does look like it gives Meryl Streep ample opportunity to chew the scenery as the conservative Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher. Plus keep in mind that this is a teaser. There’s still a chance that Jim Broadbent will be outfitted with laser whips in the longer trailer.

This teaser, however, is all about the reveal of Streep’s impression of Thatcher which comes off more as a modified Julia Child. Before Streep is revealed we see two campaign advisers attempting to pimp her ride so to speak. They speak directly into the camera and critique her hat, high voice, and pearls. To which, Thatcher replies, “The pearls are non-negotiable.” I guess it’s cute, but I was mostly just happy to see this wasn’t a teaser for another Madea movie. (The Guardian)

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Meryl Streep Makes A Good Thatcher http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/meryl-streep-makes-a-good-thatcher/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/meryl-streep-makes-a-good-thatcher/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 17:09:56 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25495 Proving that there's no woman alive or dead that she can't imitate with authenticity, Meryl Streep has morphed into former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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Proving that there’s no woman alive or dead that she can’t imitate with authenticity, Meryl Streep has morphed into former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Pathé UK has released a first look of Streep as The Iron Lady. Now in her second week of filming, Streep hopes to do justice to the character.”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,” says Streep.

Based off a shoulder-pads and hair helmet basis alone, I’d say she’s nailed it. Check out this side-by-side comparison.

I doubt there’s another actor alive who could pull this off as well. Except for that guy who played Emperor Palpatine. (Deadline)

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Meryl Streep to Master Margaret Thatcher Next http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/meryl-streep-to-master-margaret-thatcher-next/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/meryl-streep-to-master-margaret-thatcher-next/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Uncanny.Everybody raise the roof! Meryl Streep is in talks to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. What what! The brilliant actress who has the Academy Awards on lockdown would reteam with her Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd for Iron Lady. THR, would you be so kind as to inform us of the details whilst I finish my biscuit?The film is set in 1982 and tracks Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days preceding the 1982 Falklands War. The 2 1/2-month war was a turning point for the prime minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win a second term.The prose and the biscuit were absolutely scrumptious. Jim Broadbent is also in talks to play Thatcher's husband, Denis. If the deal for Streep goes through without any fuss, it will be the highest-profile character she's portrayed yet. Forget the cold showers of Silkwood and butter-soaked dishes of Julie & Julia. Meryl will have to go head-to-head with Parliament, and I can attest that things get rather unpolite in there. British unpolite, not American unpolite. So basically everyone is very polite.

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Uncanny.

Everybody raise the roof! Meryl Streep is in talks to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. What what! The brilliant actress who has the Academy Awards on lockdown would reteam with her Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd for Iron Lady. THR, would you be so kind as to inform us of the details whilst I finish my biscuit?

The film is set in 1982 and tracks Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days preceding the 1982 Falklands War. The 2 1/2-month war was a turning point for the prime minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win a second term.

The prose and the biscuit were absolutely scrumptious. Jim Broadbent is also in talks to play Thatcher’s husband, Denis. If the deal for Streep goes through without any fuss, it will be the highest-profile character she’s portrayed yet. Forget the cold showers of Silkwood and butter-soaked dishes of Julie & Julia. Meryl will have to go head-to-head with Parliament, and I can attest that things get rather unpolite in there. British unpolite, not American unpolite. So basically everyone is very polite.

 

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