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First look at Meryl Streep as Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher

02.08.2011

Very rarely do you see one shot from a movie and go "Oscar!" But with Meryl Streep dressing up as UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, you have to automatically assume at least a nomination is coming for the actress.

The film is called THE IRON LADY, and it reteams Streep with director Phyillida Lloyd as the duo last worked together on the woeful MAMMA MIA!

THE IRON LADY started filming two weeks ago, and Pathe UK has released this shot of Streep in makeup and costume looking as much like Thatcher as Streep can look I guess. Here's what she has to say about the part:

"I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses - I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own."

Check her out below, and the real Thatcher under that for comparison's sake.

The real one:

Extra Tidbit: "Oh that Meryl Streep, she's such a phony baloney!" - Jerry Seinfeld
Source: Deadline

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8:56AM on 02/09/2011

and the oscar goes to

Well this is a sure thing isnt it........unless she starts singing thank you for the music as she steps down from power
Well this is a sure thing isnt it........unless she starts singing thank you for the music as she steps down from power
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6:48AM on 02/09/2011
Sweet fucking Christ.

She needs to lobby to play a Go-Bot. I have a feeling she's one of few who could pull it off.
Sweet fucking Christ.

She needs to lobby to play a Go-Bot. I have a feeling she's one of few who could pull it off.
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7:40PM on 02/08/2011
Power is sexy.
Power is sexy.
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7:22PM on 02/08/2011
That's an uncanny resemblance. Streep will definitely pull this off.
That's an uncanny resemblance. Streep will definitely pull this off.
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6:26PM on 02/08/2011
I'll probably never see this film.
I'll probably never see this film.
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2:39PM on 02/08/2011

You fucked up old hag!

Ha ha, charade you are!
Ha ha, charade you are!
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1:47PM on 02/08/2011
already has her fucking Oscar speech ready i bet
already has her fucking Oscar speech ready i bet
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1:23PM on 02/08/2011

Meryl's face

Looks like she watching the Superbowl Halftime Show.
Looks like she watching the Superbowl Halftime Show.
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12:43PM on 02/08/2011

MERYL STREET ?

Mouahaha... Meryl Street?
Paul, change the title of the article.
Mouahaha... Meryl Street?
Paul, change the title of the article.
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11:41AM on 02/08/2011
I can already picture a great performance on behalf of Streep. Looking forward to this!
I can already picture a great performance on behalf of Streep. Looking forward to this!
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11:40AM on 02/08/2011
There was already an excellent made for TV movie on BBC4 about Margaret Thatcher, we don't need another one. Plus, I see Meryl Streep is continuing her "How many Oscar nominations can I get for underserving performances before i'm 70" bit.
There was already an excellent made for TV movie on BBC4 about Margaret Thatcher, we don't need another one. Plus, I see Meryl Streep is continuing her "How many Oscar nominations can I get for underserving performances before i'm 70" bit.
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11:53AM on 02/08/2011
Uhhh, which one was undeserving now?
Uhhh, which one was undeserving now?
11:59AM on 02/08/2011
That was unfair, I was being cruel against Streep. She was excellent in the 70s and 80s. I like her less in the 2000s (Mamma Mia, The Devil Wears Prada both seem more like mugging than acting).
That was unfair, I was being cruel against Streep. She was excellent in the 70s and 80s. I like her less in the 2000s (Mamma Mia, The Devil Wears Prada both seem more like mugging than acting).
11:39AM on 02/08/2011
'The Iron Lady'? I suppose 'Thatcher, Thatcher, Milk Snatcher' isn't as snappy a title, is it?
'The Iron Lady'? I suppose 'Thatcher, Thatcher, Milk Snatcher' isn't as snappy a title, is it?
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11:28AM on 02/08/2011

Oh no...

an american actress playing this iconic british role? How could they...

Just kidding of course ;)
an american actress playing this iconic british role? How could they...

Just kidding of course ;)
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11:38AM on 02/08/2011
Damn you beat me to it lol
Damn you beat me to it lol
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