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European premiere "The Iron Lady" with Meryl Streep in London

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U.S. actress Meryl Streep will tread the red carpet Wednesday night in London for the European premiere of "Iron Lady", a film in which she plays the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a role that could earn her a third Oscar.

The film tells the story of Margaret Thatcher, the daughter of a grocer that challenges social codes and overcome barriers to her status as a woman, to win power in 1979 until her humiliating political downfall in 1990. An intransigent Margaret Thatcher, but in love with her husband Denis.

Permanent lacquered, simple and impeccable outfits, a voice of a school principal, Meryl Streep, plays with panache, according to critics, the first woman to head a major Western country and probably the most controversial British prime ministers .

This role has already resulted in a Golden Globe nomination.

"Streep has found the woman behind the caricature," said the Times."Only an actress of the stature of Streep could capture the essence of Thatcher," the Daily Mail.

But if the performance of Meryl Streep, 62, is widely welcomed, critics are less enthusiastic about the film itself, directed by British Phyllida Lloyd, who had previously worked with the actress in "Mamma Mia".

Meryl Streep is "the great weapon of the picture sometimes silly and dubious," said the Guardian. "A portrait of the cruel age, loneliness and decay," the paper said.
The story is told in flashback shots through the eyes of "Maggie", presented in the guise of an old woman struck by senile dementia, as was revealed her daughter Carol in 2008.

Margaret Thatcher, now 86 years old, "is not suffering from dementia when I see it", but assured Wednesday in the Yorkshire Post, a former spokesman Bernard Ingham, who will not see film.

"It is a great romantic drama with a huge emphasis placed on its relationship with Denis," said Nigel Lawson, the economy minister from 1983 to 1989. It's kind of soap opera + +. "

The film was released Friday on the screens in the UK and February 15 in France.
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