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Margaret Thatcher and Hollywood: How Entertainment Portrayed Prime Minister

8 April 2013 6:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As England's first female prime minister and the former leader of its conservative movement, Margaret Thatcher drew both the fascination and contempt of the entertainment industry: Meryl Streep offered a sympathetic portrayal in "The Iron Lady," while Elvis Costello imagined stomping on her grave. Thatcher, who died Monday at 87, was also a frequent target of satirists. In the 2002 satirical BBC comedy "Jeffrey Archer: The Truth," she was portrayed by Greta Scacchi, while future "Homeland" Emmy winner Damian Lewis played the title character. Her politics stirred strong emotions from supporters »

- Tim Molloy

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