n African Journal of Psychiatry - The Iron Lady : movie review

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



When the actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, Mama Mia) called out Meryl Streep's name as the winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar at this year's 84th Annual Academy Awards for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, one thought came to my mind... Finally! Nominated a record 17 times and having won three Oscars to date no actress has made a bigger impact on Hollywood and the film industry than Meryl has. Her career, first as a stage actress before moving on to motion pictures, spans some 40 years and she is widely regarded as the most talented actress in Hollywood history. It thus came as no surprise that she of all people acted the role of one of the strongest political leaders of the 20st century.

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