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THE IRON LADY
USA: The Weinstein Company
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach, Roger Allam, Richard E Grant, Susan Brown, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Eloise Webb
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
USA & UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 12A contains real images of moderate violence, injury detail and brief nudity
USA Release Date: 30 December 2011 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 6 January 2012
THE IRON LADY is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century¹s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.
Telling the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, it concerns the power and the price that is paid for power, revealing a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.
The film stars Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep as Lady Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher. Their young selves are played by Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd. The rest of the cast of family and friends, politicians and advisers, is made up of the very best of British acting talent, including: Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Roger Allam, Anthony Head, Julian Wadham, Pip Torrens, Nick Dunning, Richard E Grant, David Westhead, Angus Wright and John Sessions.