• The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady

Release Date: December 30th, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

In her twilight years, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) reflects on her life and career as she finally prepares to dispose of the belongings of her late husband, Denis (Jim Broadbent). Daughter of a Grantham grocer, she successfully broke through a double-paned glass ceiling of gender and class. Thatcher became the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom and remained as such for 11 consecutive years, until declining popularity forced her to resign.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Colman, Iain Glen, Victoria Bewick, Nicholas Farrell

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Genres: Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Pathé

Keywords: Father, Fascinating, Rise, 1980s, Husband, Transformation, London

Ratings & Reviews

  • 35
    Jeannette CatsoulisNPR

    Whichever side of the aisle you inhabit, you will leave The Iron Lady feeling disgusted; you will also feel cheated - of information, insight or even an identifiable point of view. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Meryl Streep gives a fully realized portrait of British Prime Minister Thatcher in a biopic that values character over context. show more

  • 45
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Some of us wonder, still, how Margaret Thatcher can continue to live with herself. Watching Meryl Streep walk around so ably in Thatcher's skin isn't enlightening; it's more like a living nightmare. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
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