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The Iron Lady (26-Dec-2011)

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Writer: Abi Morgan

Music by: Thomas Newman

Producer: Damian Jones

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Biographical film examines the life and career of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

An elderly Margaret Thatcher, gripped by dementia and an inability to come to terms with the passing of her husband, reflects on elements of her storied past with an imagined vision of her now-dead partner. From there, viewers are shown dramatized scenes from Thatcher's upbringing, entry into the male-dominated realm of politics, and historical service as Prime Minister, all tied together to craft a tale of an elderly Thatcher ultimately learning to cope with her present circumstances two decades after resigning from the highest elected office in Great Britain. Won Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Makeup.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Allam
26-Oct-1953   Privates on Parade
Jim Broadbent
24-May-1949   Oscar-winning oddball English actor
Olivia Colman
30-Jan-1974   Sophie Chapman on Peep Show
Iain Glen
24-Jun-1961   Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Richard E. Grant
5-May-1957   Dr. Who, Henry & June
Anthony Head
20-Feb-1954   Rupert Giles on Buffy
Michael Maloney
19-Jun-1957   Notes on a Scandal
Meryl Streep
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter


Meryl Streep   ...   Margaret Thatcher
Jim Broadbent   ...   Denis Thatcher
Olivia Colman   ...   Carol Thatcher
Roger Allam   ...   Gordon Reece
Susan Brown   ...   June
Nick Dunning   ...   Jim Prior
Nicholas Farrell   ...   Airey Neave
Iain Glen   ...   Alfred Roberts
Richard E. Grant   ...   Michael Heseltine
Anthony Head   ...   Geoffrey Howe
Harry Lloyd   ...   Young Denis Thatcher
Michael Maloney   ...   Doctor
Michael Pennington   ...   Michael Foot
Alexandra Roach   ...   Young Margaret Thatcher
Amanda Root   ...   Amanda
Pip Torrens   ...   Ian Gilmour
Julian Wadham   ...   Francis Pym
David Westhead   ...   Shadow Minister
Angus Wright   ...   John Nott
Alice da Cunha   ...   Cleaner
Phoebe Waller-Bridge   ...   Susie
Victoria Bewick   ...   Muriel Roberts
Emma Dewhurst   ...   Beatrice Roberts
Sylvestra Le Touzel   ...   Hostess 1949
Michael Culkin   ...   Host 1949
Stephanie Jacob   ...   Female Guest 1949
Robert Portal   ...   Grey Suited Guest 1949
Richard Dixon   ...   Male Guest 1949
Clifford Rose   ...   James R
Michael Cochrane   ...   William
Jeremy Clyde   ...   James T
Michael Simkins   ...   Peter
Eloise Webb   ...   Young Carol
Alexander Beardsley   ...   Young Mark
John Sessions   ...   Edward Heath
Richard Syms   ...   House of Commons Speaker
John Harding   ...   Cabinet Minister
Simon Chandler   ...   Cabinet Minister
Stephen Boxer   ...   Cabinet Minister
Jasper Jacob   ...   Cabinet Minister
Rupert Vansittart   ...   Cabinet Minister
Robin Kermode   ...   Cabinet Minister
Andrew Havill   ...   Cabinet Minister
Michael Elwyn   ...   Cabinet Minister
Peter Pacey   ...   Cabinet Minister
Jeremy Child   ...   Cabinet Minister
James Smith   ...   Cabinet Minister
Hugh Ross   ...   Cabinet Minister
Chris Campbell   ...   Cabinet Minister
Paul Bentley   ...   Cabinet Minister
Martin Wimbush   ...   Cabinet Minister
Simon Slater   ...   Cabinet Minister
David Cann   ...   TV Interviewer
Christopher Luscombe   ...   Voice Coach
Angela Curran   ...   Crawfie
David Rintoul   ...   Adm. Fieldhouse
Nicholas Jones   ...   Adm. Leach
Richard Goulding   ...   Naval Attaché
Matthew Marsh   ...   Alexander Haig
Willie Jonah   ...   Kenneth Kaunda


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