First image of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday February 9, 2011

It's a match made in celluloid heaven.

Hollywood's grande dame of acting Meryl Streep is playing former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

She was completely transformed for the role, right down to her trademark hair and power suit.

Her biopic The Iron lady, focuses on the run-up to the Falklands War in 1982.

Jim Broadbent will star as her husband Dennis.

"Exploring the swathe cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting challenge,” said the two-time Oscar winner.

"I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own."

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