Hollywood portrays life of the 'Iron Lady

Former British PM Margaret Thatcher played by Meryl Streep in glossy biopic film.



    Twenty-one years after Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, bowed out of politics in the UK, her life is being portrayed in a Hollywood film.

    Thatcher's policies polarised the country, as she took on the country's trade unions, cut social benefits and fought a war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

    In the film, The Iron Lady, the name Thatcher was often known by, the former leader is played by the Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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