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Meryl Streep & Jim Broadbent Recreate 1980 Tory Conference In The Iron Lady

22 April 2011 8:49 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

An eerily similar Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as her husband Denis are pictured here in this new still from the forthcoming Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, which Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd is currently filming here in the U.K. This new still comes from The Daily Mail.

For those around in 1980′s Britain, the scene being recreated here is that of the Conservative Party conference in Brighton of that year when the first female Prime Minister effectively put the country on red alert over the ongoing battles with unions in regards to worker’s pay rights and jobs. The press would call her ‘The Fighting Lady’ and it’s that spirit the movie is trying to tap into as we are told – “Director Lloyd and the picture’s writer Abi Morgan use the conference to demonstrate Mrs Thatcher’s dominance of, and popularity within, her »

- Matt Holmes

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