December 11, 2011 by staff
The Oscar-winning actress stars as the former British prime minister in the new film which shows Thatcher as an old woman reflecting back on her life.
Phyllida, who worked with Meryl on Mamma Mia!, revealed: “I was shopping in Selfridges when I first heard her speak as Margaret Thatcher. She sent me a voice note on my telephone, her first attempt at speaking. And I just sat down and thought I was listening to Margaret Thatcher.”
Meryl gives an uncanny and moving performance as Thatcher in the film, scripted by The Hour’s Abi Morgan, which Phyllida feels is about the politics of old age, and not British politics.
The director added that it was very fitting for the American actress to play the British prime minister as it paralleled Thatcher being an outsider in a male-dominated world.
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