Fox just sent over this publicity still to celebrate the first day of principal photography on their Margaret Thatcher biopic, The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep. Oi, Meryw Streep playin’ Margrit Fatchah? Wew dog’s da bobby’s knickaz, oy reckon dat’s almost worse den some Bri’ish puntah playin da Supah man, innit!
THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers [metaphorically speaking, of course] of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.
It promises to be the female-driven, painfully realistic take on Iron Man we’ve all been waiting for, where instead of a rich industrialist in a robot suit killing terrorists with his rocket hands, a tasteful old woman inspires a nation with her thatchings.