• Synopsis
  • Reviews
  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Synopsis

    Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as she clears out her late husband Denis’s clothes for the Oxfam shop.

    Denis is seen as being her rock as she first enters parliament and then runs for the leadership of the Conservative Party, culminating in her eventual premiership. Now his ghost joins her to comment on her successes and failures, sometimes to her annoyance, generally to her comfort until ultimately, as the clothes are sent to the charity shop, Denis departs from Margret’s life forever.

  • Reviews

    Gloriously staged, magnificently acted, brilliantly directed.

    New York Times, John Smith

    Streep is simply brilliant as Thatcher in every way: her voice, her posture, her movements and facial expressions, her frightening and sudden imperiousness.

    London Evening Standard, David Sexton

    The film stars an unsurpassable Meryl Streep, whose ability to empathize with her characters has never been more gloriously impassioned than it is in this titanic performance.

    New York Post, Kyle Smith

  • Awards

    25 wins (including 2 Academy Awards) and 47 nominations

    • Meryl Streep won every award going including the Best Actress Oscar
  • Credits

    Meryl Streep
    Margaret Thatcher
    Jim Broadbent
    Denis Thatcher
    Harry Lloyd
    Young Denis Thatcher
    Alexandra Roach
    Young Margaret Thatcher
    Olivia Colman
    Carol Thatcher
    Susan Brown
    Alice da Cunha
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    Iain Glen
    Alfred Roberts
    Victoria Bewick
    Muriel Roberts
    Emma Dewhurst
    Beatrice Roberts
    Sylvestra Le Touzel
    Hostess 1949
    Michael Culkin
    Host 1949
    Stephanie Jacob
    Female Guest 1949
    Robert Portal
    Grey Suited Guest 1949
    Amanda Root
    Clifford Rose
    Michael Cochrane
    Jeremy Clyde
    Michael Simkins
    Eloise Webb
    Young Carol
    Alexander Beardsley
    Young Mark
    Nicholas Farrell
    Airey Neave
    John Sessions
    Edward Heath
    Anthony Head
    Geoffrey Howe
    Richard Syms
    House of Commons Speaker
    David Westhead
    Shadow Minister
    Julian Wadham
    Francis Pym
    Richard E. Grant
    Michael Heseltine
    Angus Wright
    John Nott
    Roger Allam
    Gordon Reece
    Michael Pennington
    Michael Foot
    John Harding
    Cabinet Minister
    Simon Chandler
    Cabinet Minister
    Stephen Boxer
    Cabinet Minister
    Jasper Jacob
    Cabinet Minister
    Rupert Vansittart
    Cabinet Minister
    Robin Kermode
    Cabinet Minister
    Andrew Havill
    Cabinet Minister
    Michael Elwyn
    Cabinet Minister
    Peter Pacey
    Cabinet Minister
    Jeremy Child
    Cabinet Minister
    James Smith
    Cabinet Minister
    Hugh Ross
    Cabinet Minister
    Chris Campbell
    Cabinet Minister
    Paul Bentley
    Cabinet Minister
    Martin Wimbush
    Cabinet Minister
    Simon Slater
    Cabinet Minister
    David Cann
    TV Interviewer
    Christopher Luscombe
    Voice Coach
    Angela Curran
    Michael Maloney
    Pip Torrens
    Ian Gilmour
    Nick Dunning
    Jim Prior
    David Rintoul
    Admiral Fieldhouse
    Nicholas Jones
    Admiral Leach
    Richard Goulding
    Naval Attaché
    Matthew Marsh
    Alexander Haig
    Willie Jonah
    Kenneth Kaunda
    Phyllida Lloyd
    Abi Morgan
    Elliot Davies