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The Iron Lady

Who’s it about? Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister and all-round scary lady.
Who’s doing the honours? Meryl Streep. Jim Broadbent’s in it too as Denis, but - as was apparently the case in their marriage - it’s all about Maggie.
What you’ll learn It’s possible to feel a bit sorry for her - particularly in the scenes where she struggles to accept Denis’s death.
What you won’t What the real Mrs T thinks about it. Friends have said she never reads or watches things about herself - probably for the best, given that much of this has her as a dotty old lady in a nightie.
See it if You want to see a probable Oscar winner. Streep’s a shoo-in, surely, and even looks a bit foxy in some bits - which will create havoc with your dad naked/Margaret Thatcher/Freddie-Starr-eating-camel-toe emergency image bank.

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