The Resource The iron lady, director, Phyllida Lloyd ; starring Meryl Streep

The iron lady, director, Phyllida Lloyd ; starring Meryl Streep

Label
The iron lady
Title
The iron lady
Statement of responsibility
director, Phyllida Lloyd ; starring Meryl Streep
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biopic starring Meryl Streep in an Oscar-winning performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's life and political career are portrayed in flashback from the perspective of her later years as she struggles with Alzheimer's disease and grieves for her recently-deceased husband, Dennis (Jim Broadbent). The film traces her life from her childhood years in the family grocer's shop through to her graduation from Oxford, her early working life and her decision to enter politics. Her eleven-year stint in office is marked not only by her strictly conservative and hard-nosed leadership style, which earn her the nickname 'The Iron Lady', but also by spending cuts, strikes, the introduction of an unpopular poll tax and the Falklands War. Later, as her premiership is called into question, her previously loyal cabinet members - including Michael Heseltine (Richard E. Grant) and Geoffrey Howe (Anthony Head) - turn against her one by one, leading ultimately to her political downfall in 1990. The film also won the Academy Award for Best Make-Up
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
  • 791.437
  • 791.437
Intended audience
BBFC code: 12
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PerformerNote
Cast: Meryl Streep, Anthony Head, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Richard E. Grant, Olivia Colman, Roger Allam, Teresa Mahoney, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Julian Wadham, Alexandra Roach
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  • Lloyd, Phyllida.
  • Mansell, Clint.
  • Newman, Thomas.
  • Streep, Meryl.
  • Head, Anthony.
  • Broadbent, Jim.
  • Lloyd, Phyllida
  • Mansell, Clint
  • Newman, Thomas
  • Streep, Meryl
  • Head, Anthony
  • Broadbent, Jim
  • Head
Target audience
adult
Label
The iron lady, director, Phyllida Lloyd ; starring Meryl Streep
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
mm00189115
Extent
1 dvd (104 min.).
Other control number
5060002837139
Publisher number
P927602000
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00189115
System details
DVD
Label
The iron lady, director, Phyllida Lloyd ; starring Meryl Streep
Publication
Control code
mm00189115
Extent
1 dvd (104 min.).
Other control number
5060002837139
Publisher number
P927602000
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)mm00189115
System details
DVD

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