The Iron Lady

Release Date

13 January 2012

Creative Team

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Writer: Abi Morgan (screenplay)

Produced by François Ivernel (executive producer)

Damian Jones (producer)

Adam Kulick (executive producer)

Cameron McCracken (executive producer)

Anita Overland (co-producer)

Tessa Ross (executive producer)

Colleen Woodcock (co-producer)

Music by Thomas Newman

Cinematography by Elliot Davis (director of photography)


Meryl Streep

Jim Broadbent

Richard E. Grant

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The Iron Lady

Pathé / Film4 / UK Film Council / The Weinstein Company / Canal + / Goldcrest Pictures
Wimbledon TV Studios, UK, 2011/2012

Programme Notes

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 premiereship. 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.