Meryl Streep Wins Bafta for Playing Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher, you either love her or hate her. She was one of the UK’s most controversial Prime Ministers (1979-1990) and the film portraying her life as the iron lady, has won Meryl Streep a Bafta Award for Best actress at the 2012 Bafta Awards.
The British awards ceremony was dominated by the film “The Artist” which won 7 awards.
Margaret Thatcher Known as The Iron Lady
The film in which Streep won the award for is called “The Iron Lady”. The film is about Margaret Thatcher’s life in 10 Downing Street and beyond. The film was made in 2011 and released in January 2012. The film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd which is the second film she has directed after her first taste of film making with the fabulous debut film “Mama Mia”.
Margaret Thatcher, who is suffering from dementia, was brilliantly played by Meryl Streep in what is sure to be a good contender to pick up an Oscar at the US awards ceremony later this year.
You can watch the official trailer for the film “The Iron Lady” below.
UPDATE – 27/02/12
Congratulations go again to Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady” at last nights 84th Oscars Academy Awards.
It brings Meryl Streep’s total Oscar haul to 3 awards. Her first was 33 years ago when she won her first Oscar for Best Supporting actress in 1979 and then she won her second award which was for Best Actress in 1982.
It was a total surprise when she won the award for Best Actress at this years 2012 Academy Awards Ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. USA. It was widely predicted that Viola Davis would win the award for her role as Aibileen Clark in The Help.
Meryl said: ‘I really understand I’ll never be up here again. I want to thank all my colleagues, my friends. I look out here and I see my life before my eyes, my old friends, my new friends.
‘Really, this is such a great honor but the thing that counts the most with me is the friendship and the love and the sheer job we’ve shared making moves together.”
Let us know what you think about the film. Do you think it shows Baroness Margaret Thatcher in her true light or do you think the film places too much emphasis on her dementia?
Update – Baroness Margret Thatcher died of a stroke in London UK on 8th April 2013. RIP Mrs Thatcher.