Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher

MUMBAI: After playing author Karen Blixen in Out Of Africa, 61 year old Meryl Streep is playing former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher in a biopic titled The Iron Lady.

Set in 1982, the film chronicles 17 days of Mrs Thatcher‘s life leading up to the Falklands War and how she dealt with it. The film portrays the Baroness as a woman looking back with sadness on the decisions she made as the leader of the country.

It‘s not the first time the Iron Lady has been portrayed on-screen. Faith Brown, 66, played her on her comedy show in 1980. Sylvia Syms, 77, and Lindsay Duncan, 60, took on the role in TV dramas about her downfall in 1991 and 2009 respectively.

Reports say that after concern from the Thatcher family, the script has been toned down a bit. The film is set for an end of the year release.

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