Meryl Streep to take on the Iron Lady

2010-07-02 09:53

British director Phyllida Lloyd, who teamed with two-time Oscar

winner Meryl Streep on Mamma Mia!, was in talks for the actress to play former

British premier Margaret Thatcher in a new biopic, according to the Hollywood


Jim Broadbent is being considered to play Thatcher’s husband,


The film, written by Abi Morgan, is described by the studio as “a

surprising and insightful portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman”.

Now 84, the Conservative Thatcher served as Britain’s first female

prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

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