The life of Lady Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, is to be the subject of a Hollywood film starring two-time Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep.
Unfortunately, as eagerly anticipated a film as The Iron Lady is, it has drawn angry responses from Thatcher's friends for its depiction of her as a lonely figure sliding into dementia. There are scenes, reportedly, showing a frail Lady Thatcher shuffling into a corner store to buy a pint of milk and expressing shock at 21st century prices, while another shows her oblivious to the fact that her husband, Sir Denis, was dead. But in a 2008 memoir, Carol Thatcher, her daughter, laid bare the extent of her mother's mental decline, disclosing that she did often forget that Sir Denis died in 2003.
The script was written by Abi Morgan and the film directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Streep's co-stars are Jim Broadbent (who plays Sir Denis) and Olivia Colman (who plays Carol Thatcher).
Check out the trailer here: