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Trivia / The Iron Lady

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  • Banned in China: In areas of Britain where Margaret Thatcher was unpopular, particularly Barnsley. Chesterfield showed the film, but had protesters outside the cinema.
  • Casting Gag: Anthony Head plays the Chancellor of the Exchequer after having played the Prime Minister in Little Britain.
  • Fake Brit: Meryl Streep of course in one of several roles for which she has donned an English accent.
  • Method Acting: Meryl sat in a session at the House of Commons to help prepare for the role, as well as talking to many people who knew Margaret Thatcher in real life.
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  • Money, Dear Boy: Subverted. Meryl Streep was paid $1 million, but she donated the whole salary to the Women's History Museum.


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