Jan. 4 - Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep says she admires many of Margaret Thatcher's qualities. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Meryl Streep's personal politics may differ from Margaret Thatcher's, but the actress has revealed she admires many of the former British Prime Minister's qualities. The 62-year-old acting legend, a self-confessed liberal, takes on the role of the controversial conservative in new drama The Iron Lady. Despite their obvious clash of opinions, at the film's European premiere at the BFI Southbank in London on Wednesday (January 4) Streep said she admires many of her qualities - but doesn't agree with many of her policies. Streep was also joined at the premiere by Jim Broadbent, who plays her husband Denis Thatcher. The Iron Lady opens in the UK on Friday (January 6).