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Meryl Streep is Maggie to a T
UK SUN ^ | 12/29/2011 | Alison Maloney

Posted on 12/29/2011 2:52:01 PM PST by iowamark

MERYL Streep takes us behind the scenes of The Iron Lady in our world exclusive clip.

And the Oscar-winning star, who plays Mrs Thatcher in the biopic, reveals she felt just like the former PM when she was shooting scenes in Parliament – because she was the only woman there.

She said: "I was surrounded by these wonderful British actors and I was the only woman in the room.

"And I sort of had the feeling Margaret Thatcher must have had when she walked into Parliament"

The footage was shot on set as they recreated the confrontational chamber of the House Of Commons in 1974, when Mrs T was Education Secretary,

And director Phyllida Lloyd, who was behind Meryl's movie Mamma Mia!, reveals that she filled the chamber exclusively with men to highlight the challenge facing her at the time.

The film, which follows the life and career of Britain's only female Prime Minister, stars Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher, Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe and Richard E. Grant as Michael Heseltine.

And Meryl admits she drew courage from The Iron Lady herself to step into her shoes.

She said: "She was an interloper in this Oxbridge Etonian Conservative party into which she marched undaunted and I thought, 'Well, if she can do it.'

The film, released in the UK on January 6, looks sure to net the American actress her 17th Oscar nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


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Video: The Iron Lady - Exclusive

The Iron Lady Official UK Trailer

1 posted on 12/29/2011 2:52:03 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark
For you youngsters who don't remember them, these are what real leaders look like.

There were giants, then.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 2:54:52 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for posting. Yes, they were giants.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 2:57:48 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: iowamark

I am very much looking forward to this movie, which I so rarely say these days.


4 posted on 12/29/2011 2:57:57 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Travis McGee

Every time I see pictures of them I tear up a little.

Times were much better then. The world made sense.

Now...


5 posted on 12/29/2011 2:58:20 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: iowamark

I want to see the film as well. I know there was some criticism of showing her now etc. and how that might be exaggerated, but most of the film is about her political life. And as for showing stuff now, it’s part of life and as long as that’t not a central part of the film, I won’t be upset.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 3:04:18 PM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: ejonesie22

So do I.
And even our enemies had standards, such as not storming an embassy and taking diplomats prisoner.


7 posted on 12/29/2011 3:05:20 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: iowamark

I am very much looking forward to this movie, which I so rarely say these days.

Here’s another trailer:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_iron_lady/trailers/

All three are riveting.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 3:06:36 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FrdmLvr

My pleasure and honor. We shall not see their likes again, more’s the pity.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 3:06:36 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Great photo. Thanks for the post. Yes, there were giants then. But as in all the great crises of our beloved nation ordinary men and women rose to the challenge. It will be so again. Giants will again appear to lead us. I believe that to the depths of my soul.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 3:18:48 PM PST by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Travis McGee

Bambi and Klintoon are giants, too.

Aren’t they?


11 posted on 12/29/2011 3:18:54 PM PST by 353FMG
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"I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it."

~Margaret Thatcher





12 posted on 12/29/2011 3:23:29 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

We knew who we were back then.
How I miss the Gipper...


13 posted on 12/29/2011 3:26:04 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: iowamark

What is the concensus on the film? Is it a hit piece or favorable (realistic)?


14 posted on 12/29/2011 3:34:12 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

When I think of how our country has changed, it is close to overwhelming.

We had such heroes in the past, and never imagined that it would come to this.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 3:34:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ejonesie22
Times were much better then. The world made sense.

I don't know. The world was still screwed up from Carter and LBJ, but getting better. And don't forget John Paul II.

16 posted on 12/29/2011 3:36:45 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: rwfromkansas

I haven’t paid much attention, I figured this would be another hit-piece like the TV-movie they did about Reagan about 10 years ago.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 3:37:11 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
We knew who we were back then.
How I miss the Gipper...

Reagan was my Commander-in-Chief.
Just look at the sickly communist piece of feces we have in the White House now. Man, take me back to the '80s.

18 posted on 12/29/2011 3:39:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 353FMG

“Bambi and Klintoon are giants, too. Aren’t they?”


Legends in their own mind.

I have to believe that out there, somewhere is a man or a woman who will come to the front one day and turn the socialistic tide that is threatening to overwhelm us.

Because if I can’t believe that, then I’m not sure why to get up in the morning or why to continue to operate in a country who doesn’t want the likes of me, a patriot, a Christian, a lover of liberty.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 3:40:31 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: iowamark

It is not at all surprising that an actress the caliber of Meryl Streep could pull this off.
She is really, really good.

And it just occurred to me that I don’t ever remember Streep being a political big mouth. I mean, maybe she is a low-profile activist of some kind, but the point is that I’ve never heard or read anything about it if she is. To which I say, “Good for her.” Smart.


20 posted on 12/29/2011 3:44:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Travis McGee

I was a child in the 80’s but I will never forget the last of the greatest world’s leaders.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 3:44:54 PM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: trisham

Wow! That’s wonderful!


22 posted on 12/29/2011 3:50:03 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

I love it.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 3:56:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FrdmLvr

I love it.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 3:56:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ejonesie22

“Times were much better then.”
No!
Leaders were better then, but you can’t recapture their light and essence of Intellectual Honesty in a jar. Moreover, people, i.e, the voters, rose to the occasion although the Stalinist MSM did not.


25 posted on 12/29/2011 3:56:42 PM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: iowamark
Meryl Streep is Maggie to a T

Horseshit.

26 posted on 12/29/2011 4:05:24 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Travis McGee

You are so right.


27 posted on 12/29/2011 4:12:03 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: FrdmLvr
Yes. And thank you Lady Thatcher for coming to the US and attending President Reagan's funeral as you did. It was most comforting to me, and many others I'm sure, who love you both.

ML/NJ

28 posted on 12/29/2011 4:53:45 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: FrdmLvr
Yes. And thank you Lady Thatcher for coming to the US and attending President Reagan's funeral as you did. It was most comforting to me, and many others I'm sure, who love you both.

ML/NJ

29 posted on 12/29/2011 5:19:56 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Lancey Howard
Oh she's a liberal for sure.....
..mostly under the radar..... but when Obama was running for office, she had an interview (in England, I think) and was salivating over Obama finally being someone she could admire as a President....it was rather sickening
30 posted on 12/29/2011 6:21:51 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: ejonesie22
The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister. When God decided He'd had enough of the Evil Empire...
31 posted on 12/29/2011 6:46:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister. When God decided He'd had enough of the Evil Empire...

I have nothing to say that remotely approaches that so I'll just BTT.

32 posted on 12/29/2011 6:51:26 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: iowamark

To me the 80s were the late decade of any normality, innocence, or respect for authority — and the last hurrah for leaders of this caliber. Starting the 90s everything became in-your-face decadent.


33 posted on 12/29/2011 8:05:16 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Except that the ‘Evil Empire’ has now grown to include pretty much the whole world.


34 posted on 12/29/2011 8:13:54 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh please, in interview about the movie Streep said she had to be talked into it because her and her friends, “play for the other team”. I love her acting but can’t stand her views. I hope the movie is good.


35 posted on 12/30/2011 8:41:27 PM PST by 2rightsleftcoast (A)
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To: 2rightsleftcoast
..in interview about the movie Streep said she had to be talked into it because her and her friends, “play for the other team”.

The "other team" being the socialists and appeasers. Huh.. I had the (obviously incorrect) impression she was intelligent.
Oh well. Shut up and act, Meryl, you moron.

36 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:35 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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