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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Yea or nay, love or hate, the portrait that Streep delivers in Phyllida Lloyd's impressionistic biopic is astonishing. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher is the main reason to see The Iron Lady, which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd - not just the main reason but the raison d'ĂȘtre of an otherwise misconceived movie. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

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