A new biopic on the life so far of former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady, was released in the UK today.
Meryl Streep steps into the role of playing one of the most well-known, and indeed controversial figures of world politics. More than twenty years after she left office, her influence in the way Britain is governed remains unaltered to this day.
The issue I and many people have with biopics is that they should have waited until Thatcher had died before making the film, as it would have made it far more interesting. At present, filmgoers will have to see it in its current form. To be honest, I’ve been more unhappy with the relentless publicity on this over the last few months, particularly over Streep’s portrayal of Thatcher.