‘Iron Man 3′ UK Premiere Moved For Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral

iron man 3 premiere moved for margaret thatcher funeralIron Man 3 has made way for The Iron Lady. Disney’s gala London premiere of the Robert Downey Jr. film was originally scheduled for next Wednesday, … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Rupert Murdoch On Thatcher Death; ‘Power Games’ Mini Castings & More

By | Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 9:00pm PDT

Rupert Murdoch Credits Inspiration Of Margaret Thatcher
The death of Margaret Thatcher has stirred intense reaction in the UK this week. The former British Prime Minister was a polarizing figure, but Rupert Murdoch has made no secret of his respect for her. Last year around this time, he told the Leveson Inquiry into UK media ethics that he remained “a great admirer.” Today, he penned a tribute in his London Times newspaper crediting her with being “an inspiration in my business life.” Murdoch had meetings with Thatcher around the time that he was bidding to acquire Times Newspapers, but has said he never asked her for any favors. Thatcher was famous for her stance against the unions during the 1979 strikes in Britain. Murdoch in his tribute called her “a risk-taker” who inspired his own position in the newspaper strikes of 1986, “the first major strike in private industry that had been won by the owners since the war.” Without that win, Murdoch writes, “We would not have the vigorous competitive press that is a feature of modern Britain. It was the same in the television industry. We took huge risks in creating satellite television which many critics derided as the end of civilization, but as a result, we created thousands of jobs and viewers now enjoy far greater choice.” In conclusion, Murdoch wrote, “Thanks to her I have experienced in Britain many of my defining moments as a businessman.” Read More »

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R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 5:39am PDT

The UK’s longest serving Prime Minister over the last century has died of a stroke at age 87 according to multiple news reports this morning. Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in 2011′s … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Iron Lady’

By | Thursday December 8, 2011 @ 7:35am PST

Another trailer has gone up for The Weinstein Company release The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher who was prime minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990. Jim Broadbent plays her husband Denis Thatcher and Richard E. Grant is Conservative Party challenger Michael Heseltine. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, screenplay … Read More »

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Meryl Streep’s ‘Iron Lady’ Gets End-Of-Year Release Date

Pete Hammond

EXCLUSIVE: Meryl Streep is waiting until almost the last possible minute to jump into this year’s Oscar race. Although many places list her Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady as a December 16 release, The Weinstein Company has decided it is best to keep us waiting a little longer. So … Read More »

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‘Grace Of Monaco’ Finds Funding; Who Will Play Actress-Turned-Princess Grace Kelly?

Mike Fleming

20th Century figures seem to be the rage, from Colin Firth’s King George VI in The King’s Speech to Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn to Meryl Streep’s upcoming turn as Margaret Thatcher in Read More »

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‘My Week With Marilyn’ Moving To Thanksgiving Weekend

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emboldened by the critical reaction that the Simon Curtis-directed My Week With Marilyn received in its New York Film Festival debut, The Weinstein Company has moved the film from November 4 to November 23, placing it smack into the … Read More »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Harry Lloyd Lands Lead In ‘Closer To The Moon’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: British thesp Harry Lloyd has landed the lead role in Closer to the Moon, joining Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong in the period drama. The film’s set in 1959 Bucharest, where a Jewish group of former anti-Nazi revolutionaries refocus … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘The Iron Lady’

On Tuesday, our Pete Hammond posited that Glenn Close has positioned herself to be a player in the Oscar Best Actress race with her new film Albert Nobbs, which is set to premiere during the fall’s awards season. Today comes the first look at the front-runner in that race: … Read More »

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Cannes: Sony Pictures Closing Deal For Meryl Streep Comedy ‘Great Hope Springs’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The majority of deal buzz at the Cannes Film Festival market is where the Megan Ellison-financed Wettest County in the World will be dealt for distribution, I’m told the next big deal to come together will be a Sony … Read More »

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First Look: Meryl Streep As Mrs. Thatcher

By | Tuesday February 8, 2011 @ 4:13am PST



Pathé UK has released the first shot of Meryl Streep as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Streep is in the 2nd week of filming The Iron Lady here in London. It’s the first feature from director Phyllida … Read More »

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