The Iron Lady

In flashbacks, the audience is shown a young Margaret Roberts working at the family tobacconist's shop in Grantham, listening to the political speeches of her father, whom she idolised – it is also hinted that she had a poor relationship with her mother, a housewife – and announcing that she has won a place at Somerville College, Oxford. She remembers her struggle, as a young lower-middle class woman, to break into a snobbish male-dominated Conservative Party and find a seat in the House of Commons, along with businessman Denis Thatcher's marriage proposal to her. Her struggles to fit in as a "Lady Member" of the House, and as Education Secretary in Edward Heath's Cabinet are also shown, as are her friendship with Airey Neave, her decision to stand for Leader of the Conservative Party and eventual victory, and her voice coaching and image change.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genre:Biography, Drama
Country:France, United Kingdom
Produced By:Anita Overland, Tessa Ross, FranÇOis Ivernel, Adam Kulick, Cameron Mccracken, Damian Jones, Colleen Woodcock
Directed By:Phyllida Lloyd
Written By:Abi Morgan
Cast:Robert Portal, David Rintoul, Nick Dunning, Richard E. Grant, Nicholas Jones, Michael Cochrane, Iain Glen, John Sessions, Alexandra Roach, Angus Wright, Victoria Bewick, David Cann, Michael Maloney, Willie Jonah, Martin Wimbush, Susan Brown, Nicholas Farrell, Jeremy Child, Chris Campbell, Roddy Button, Paul Bentley, Rupert Vansittart, Michael Pennington, Tina Simmons, Christopher Luscombe, Peter Pacey, Jasper Jacob, Andy Evason, Stephanie Jacob, Michael Elwyn, Julian Wadham, Nick Shaw, Matthew Marsh, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Boxer, Mary Robinson, Steve Saunders, Luc Eden, Teresa Mahoney, Greg Bennett, Pip Torrens, Richard Dixon, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, John Samuel Kande, Martin Poole, Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Hugh Ross, David Westhead, Emma Dewhurst, Simon Slater, Andrew Havill, John Harding, Eloise Webb, Olivia Colman, Angela Curran, Amanda Root, Richard Syms, Jeremy Clyde, Michael Culkin, Clifford Rose, Roger Allam, Marina Hayter, Meryl Streep, Lee Jerrum, Michael Simkins, Steve Munroe, Alice Da Cunha, James Smith, Anthony Head, Ellis Crewe-Candy, Peter Brown, Richard Goulding, Simon Chandler, Harry Lloyd
In Theaters:Jan 13, 2012
Runtime:1 hour 45 minutes
Production:DJ Films, Pathé, Film4, Canal+, Goldcrest Pictures
Box Office:$30,017,992
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu
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