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The Iron Lady

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Original title
The Iron Lady
Running time
105 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Abi Morgan
Thomas Newman
Elliot Davis
Pathé, Film4 Productions, UK Film Council, Canal+, Cinecinema, Goldcrest Films, DJ Films
Drama | Biography. Politics. Historical. The Falklands War. 1970s. 1980s
Synopsis / Plot
The story of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. The film opens with Thatcher, a widow in her 80s and goes back through her youth as the daughter of a grocer; her early interest in politics; her years at Oxford through to her 1959 entry into Parliament, the Falklands War in 1982 and the 2005 London terrorist attacks.
2011: Academy Awards: Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Makeup
2011: Golden Globes: Best Actress - Drama (Meryl Streep)
2011: BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Streep) and Make-up & Hair. 4 Nominations
2011: New York Film Critic Circle: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Streep) & Makeup
2011: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
2011: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
2012: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award
2012: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated Best Actress (Streep) & Screenplay
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