Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for 'The Iron Lady' with Meryl Streep
"The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable!" Amidst some early Oscar buzz from Deadline's Pete Hammond, the first teaser trailer for Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, has hit the web. It comes from HeyUGuys but it looks as if it were debuted during a talk show in the UK. In addition to an amusing and unforgettable introduction to Streep as Thatcher, we get a glimpse at Roger Allam and Anthony Head in the film, but not Jim Broadbent, who plays her husband Denis. It's also a great use of some of Clint Mansell's score for Moon. This teaser definitely has me intrigued, that's for sure.
Watch the first teaser trailer for Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady via HeyUGuys:
Written by award-winning writer Abi Morgan (Sex Traffic, Brick Lane), directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia), The Iron Lady tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in the male-dominated world of politics. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman. The Weinstein Company recently scheduled The Iron Lady for a strong awards release starting December 16th later this year. Teased yet?
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
Oh God... The horror...the horror....
sleepykid on Jul 7, 2011
Eh... I don't know...
Ryderup on Jul 7, 2011
the voice was frightingly accurate
RhythmDave on Jul 7, 2011
Yikes... Meryl Streep is just too spot on sometimes it scares me.
Nat on Jul 7, 2011
Thats the morning news show on the Beeb "Breakfast". The voice there was bang on. Unfortunately as I despised the woman with an almighty passion, its not going to be on my viewing list. Enough blood pressure as it is.
Anonymous on Jul 7, 2011
haha its about time iron man got a female counterpart!!
nick on Jul 7, 2011
Exactly, not a woman to celebrate really.
Crapola on Jul 7, 2011
Isn't the actor in the trailer Nicholas Farrell, and not Anthony Head?
Kozimo on Jul 7, 2011
I cannot wait for her performance as Pope Ratzinger, Nazi days... It will be a killer roll for her, She played a Rabi in Angels in America and totally nailed
DeMedeiros Carlos Luis on Jul 7, 2011
I don't deny the acting prowess of Streep, or her ability to take on these roles with unique accuracy, but my eyes are still bleeding.
Quanah on Jul 7, 2011
I think her teeth nearly fell out!
Dom on Jul 7, 2011
Now THAT is acting! I would simply watch this movie just to check how great she is. Another nomination for Meryl Streep for sure!
Ron on Jul 7, 2011
could this be the end of the oscar drought?
duane on Jul 7, 2011
Unlikely given the Academy's reputation of rewarding younger actressses. Portman beating Benning, despite the fact the latter is a govener of the branch, was proof enough. This year Meryl might lose to A. Emma Watson if Deathly Hallows part 2 is this year's Return of the King or B. Rooney Mara due to all the media buzz on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Let's not forget that Meryl lost in previous years to the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kate Winslet and Sandra Bullock among others.
Jez on Jul 7, 2011
Am I the only one aroused by her?
Thatcher does it for me. on Jul 7, 2011
He he, my mate always used to go on about having sex with the Queen of England, I think Thatcher is also in that zone.
Crapola on Jul 7, 2011
I loathe Margaret Thatcher. The damage she did to this country is still in evidence today. Hard as nails and not a compassionate bone in her body, all the while p***ing on the poor and favouring the rich and powerful (typical Tory, why am I complaining?). I am curious as to the politics of those responsible for bringing about this movie. Anyone know?
Annoyed on Jul 7, 2011
Leftie. Remember, there were a bunch of complaints because it was claimed that the script had scenes where Maggie was getting all weepy and regretting the Falklands. Which would be a pretty gross distortion of the truth... I'm looking forward to taking my family to see this. Half my family pulled themselves up by their bootstraps under Thatch whilst the other half are two steps away from Communism. Should be fireworks.
Cyrus on Jul 7, 2011
the Falklands was a comedy war, just because they keep getting that burnt guy on the telly to talk about it, doesn't hide the fact it was shooting a bunch of children for not really very much. Thatcher ruined Britain, though people were allowed to get themselves into debt to buy their council houses so that was good I suppose and beer was cheaper and everyone had a job, just like now. I think Cameron said everyone would have a job now too. All politicians are wankers, doesn't matter which party they represent, they'll be stealing from you any chance they get.
Crapola on Jul 7, 2011
If you think that about the Falklands then you'd better look again. Sure it was a small war but it was tough and the UK very nearly lost it. Incidentally the writer for this is a BBC broad famous for tediously right-on dramas. By the looks of it she's taking the left wing heroic view of Thatcher, i.e. a woman beating the patriarchy.
Cyrus on Jul 11, 2011
When it comes to war, I think boy George said it best with the song below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqI0zjn_480
Crapola on Jul 12, 2011
And this is why when people bitch about Streep winning or being nominated for so much my eyes roll. Great actress.
Johnny Neat on Jul 7, 2011
Oscar bait we don't need.
RobNZ on Jul 7, 2011
There's no actress that can touch her.
esophus on Jul 8, 2011
I knew the left-wing muppets would attack this. Bunch of liberal idiots who have an annoying chip on their shoulders shouting " we hate the rich and successful!" just because they never had the balls to make it in the 80's. Leave Margaret alone, she was a fantastic PM and a strong leader that didn't take any shit from anyone.
DanUK on Jul 9, 2011
House repossesions? Amongst many other things. While Maggie isn't quite the devil some people like to portray her as you can't call anyone who hates her a muppet without insulting over half the country. Stop being so right wing. ya muppet. Anyways, trailer was awesome, Streep continues to rock.
Blargh. on Jul 10, 2011
I think possibly she let Reagan take a shit on her but that was behind closed doors. I get what your saying Dan, my granddad for some reason really liked her and my mates granddad too, he'd fought in two world wars though and loved the queen, so I think he had some mental health problems. Not having the balls to become rich and successful is a weird one, I know quite a few rich people who made a lot of money in the 80's who still think Thatcher is a douche. Liberals are just as right wing as the Right wing, I'm neither I hate everyone equally.
Crapola on Jul 10, 2011
Meryl Streep just made the character I hate likable. She's done it again.
Guest on Jul 12, 2011
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