Meryl Streep to play Margaret Thatcher in movie
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Published: 12/31/2010 6:15 PM
Print this article It may be difficult to locate someone who could fill the shoes of Margaret Thatcher, but those involved with "The Iron Lady," a biopic about the former Prime Minister of England, may have found just the right person to do it.
Meryl Streep, a 16-time Academy Award nominee and two-time winner, is set to suit up as the former leader. The film will be directed by Jim Broadbent, who spoke with New York Magazine about the decision to cast an American in the much-coveted role.
"Years ago a film about Thatcher was attempted, and they had a phone-in vote on a BBC morning news program: 'Who do you think should play Margaret Thatcher?' And Meryl actually came out on top!" Broadbent told the news outlet. "I think it's perceived that Thatcher needs a star, really, and she's perfect casting in many ways."
Broadbent is an actor who has appeared in numerous films throughout the years, including "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Vera Drake."
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