It's not a secret that Meryl Streep is a Democrat with every fiber of her being. So, naturally it would rub some the wrong way to see her portray former British prime minister and conservative heroine Margaret Thatcher in a movie set for release in January. And that's exactly what it did; to people who actually worked close with Thatcher, no less.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Former cabinet member and Tory stalwart Norman Tebbit wrote in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that Thatcher was “never, in my experience, the half-hysterical, over-emotional, over-acting woman portrayed by Meryl Streep."
That just from the trailer currently showing here.
The media screenings begin in earnest next week here but the Tory stalwarts poo-pooing the movie in the pages of the right-wing leaning national The Daily Telegraph are queuing up.
Tim Bell, one of Thatcher’s key PR advisers, described the film as a “non-event” and said he had no interest in seeing it.