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The Iron Lady

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The Iron Lady

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
100 Mins
Released
2011
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Packshot of The Iron Lady
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2011

The first British female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), looks back on her life. British politics was a male-dominated world before Thatcher came into power. She became the first woman to lead a major political party and then she shocked the world by becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1979. Thatcher was in power during several crises including the Brixton riots. She resigned from her position of power in 1990. With Jim Broadbent. Some violence & moderate language.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Meryl Streep,
  • Jim Broadbent,
  • Olivia Colman,
  • Anthony Head,
  • Richard E. Grant,
  • Roger Allam,
  • Nicholas Farrell,
  • Alexandra Roach and
  • Harry Lloyd

Director

  • Phyllida Lloyd

Screenwriter

  • Abi Morgan

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Did you know?

  • 300 extras were used for the scenes in the House of Commons and at the Brighton Conference.
  • Meryl Streep, who plays Margaret Thatcher, won her third Oscar for her performance in this film. It was her 17th Oscar nomination.
  • Olivia Colman, who plays Carol Thatcher, also starred in Tyrannosaur.
  • Jim Broadbent, who plays Dennis Thatcher, also starred in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, The Young Victoria and Moulin Rouge.
  • Abi Morgan, the writer of this film, also co-wrote the screenplay for Shame.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards won

    • 2011 Actress In A Leading Role - Meryl Streep
    • 2011 Makeup - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2011 Actress In A Leading Role - Meryl Streep
    • 2011 Makeup - Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2011 Leading Actress - Meryl Streep
    • 2011 Make Up & Hair - J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan, Mark Coulier
  • 4 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2011 Leading Actress - Meryl Streep
    • 2011 Make Up & Hair - J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan, Mark Coulier
    • 2011 Original Screenplay - Abi Morgan
    • 2011 Supporting Actor - Jim Broadbent
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Meryl Streep
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Meryl Streep

Box Office

U.K.
£9.62 million
U.S.
$18.76 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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