Iron Lady

  • Margaret Thatcher visited hairdresser 120 times in 1984, reveals diary January 3, 2014

    She might be known as the iron lady but former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was particular about her looks as her appointments diary for 1984 shows she visited a hairdresser 120 times. Thatcher, who was premier from 1979 to 1990 and died in April 2013 at the age of 87,...
  • Julia Roberts felt 'terrible' after hitting Meryl Streep in 'August: Osage County' December 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Julia Roberts says she felt 'terrible' after she knocked over veteran actress Meryl Streep for a scene in 'August: Osage County' because she left her 'battered and bruised'. Roberts, 46, plays Streep's on-screen daughter Barbara in the gritty comedy drama. She was forced to push the 64-year-old star...
  • Britain stages grand funeral for Margaret Thatcher April 17, 2013

    London: London will stage its biggest political funeral in almost half a century on Wednesday when Britain's governing elite join the Queen and global leaders to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, better known as the "Iron Lady". In an event comparable to that of Winston Churchill's funeral in...
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral April 16, 2013

    London: For the first time in 48 years, London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent on Wednesday as a mark of respect for 'Iron lady' Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The former Conservative Prime Minister died of a stroke in London on Monday aged 87. She will be given a ceremonial funeral...
  • UK: Thatcher memorial library planned in London April 14, 2013

    London: Plans to create a mega library-cum-museum and training centre in memory of Margaret Thatcher are being devised in the lead up to the funeral of the former British premier on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Iron Lady', who died of a stroke aged 87 last week, aim to raise around...
  • Anti-Thatcher party in London's Tarfalgar Square April 14, 2013

    London: Hundreds of opponents of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher partied in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death, sipping Champagne and chanting "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead." Thatcher's most strident critics had long vowed to hold a gathering in central London on the Saturday following her passing, and the...
  • Thatcher: Admirers mourn death, opponents celebrate April 10, 2013

    London: Admirers of Margaret Thatcher on Tuesday mourned the "Iron Lady" who as Britain's longest serving prime minister in over a century pitched free-market capitalism as the only medicine for her country's crippled economy and the crumbling Soviet bloc. World leaders past and present, from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev...
  • Thatcher's body removed from Ritz, funeral on April 17 April 10, 2013

    London: Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral will take place in London on Wednesday, April 17, David Cameron's office said on Tuesday. The service will be held in St Paul's Cathedral, Downing Street said. Buckingham Palace said in a statement that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend...
  • Margaret Thatcher: UN Chief condoles death of Iron Lady April 9, 2013

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condoled the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, saying the 'Iron Lady' will be remembered for her pioneering role as a committed global leader and for her contribution to peace and security. Thatcher suffered a stroke on Monday and...
  • Tributes pour in after Margaret Thatcher's death April 9, 2013

    London: Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher may have divided opinion during her lifetime but her death here on Monday has attracted a unanimous outpouring of tributes across party and political lines. Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes to his former Conservative party leader on what he described...
  • Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87 April 9, 2013

    London: Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" who transformed Britain and inspired conservatives around the world by radically rolling back the state during her 11 years in power, died on Monday following a stroke. She was 87. Britain's only woman prime minister, the unyielding, outspoken Thatcher led the Conservatives to three...
  • Irom Sharmila re-arrested in Manipur March 14, 2013

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for more than 12 years demanding repeal of the 'draconian' Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Manipur, was re-arrested by state police, officials said on Thursday. Sharmila, who was released on Tuesday by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Imphal East,...
  • Irom Sharmila appears before Delhi court March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Irom Sharmila, Manipur's "iron lady", appeared in New Delhi's Patiala Court on Monday in an attempt to suicide case. Sharmila has been on a fast-unto-death stir against the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) since past 12 years. Sharmila's lawyers said since she has already been in custody...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast in 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' May 10, 2012

    Kolkata: The courageous tale of Irom Chanu Sharmila, the 'Iron Lady of Manipur', who has not eaten a morsel of food since the last eleven years has now been included in the collection of 'Ripley's Believe It or Not'. Under the banner of Just Peace Foundation (JPF), supporters of Irom had...
  • Streep as Clinton? Tribute gets people talking March 13, 2012

    New York: Meryl Streep is fresh off her Oscar win for playing Margaret Thatcher. But she had an entire theater at Lincoln Center wondering if an even better role for her would be a political icon closer to home: Hillary Rodham Clinton. The question arose as Streep paid a glowing and...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Iron Lady' March 3, 2012

    This week Rajeev Masand reviews Irrfan Khan-starrer 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'London Paris New York', 'Iron Lady' and 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'. ...
  • Masand: 'The Iron Lady' is a lazy film March 9, 2012

    Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E Grant Director: Phyllida Lloyd It's hard to find fault in Meryl Streep's extraordinary performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady', but it's a shame the film itself has little of interest to say about either the woman, or the period...
  • Friday Release: 'Iron Lady', a Thatcher biopic March 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: Meryl Streep, who won the best actress BAFTA for her performance in 'The Iron Lady', says she instantly said yes for the movie on former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher because there aren't many filmmakers who are interested in what it means to be a woman leader. "When director...
  • Oscars: Make up backstage interview February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Interview with Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland for the film ‘The Iron Lady’ Q. Hey, uhm, what was the most difficult part of turning Meryl Streep into 'The Iron Lady' makeup wise? A. (J. ROY HELLAND) The budget. Q. Okay. Now A. (J. ROY HELLAND) Seriously. Q. Okay. ...
  • Oscars: Helland's onstage speech for 'Iron Lady' February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Meryl Streep won the Oscar for best lead actress on Sunday for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'. It was Streeps third Oscar, and her first in 30 years, although she has a record 17 nominations for the most coveted prize...
  • Silent romance 'The Artist' wins five Oscars February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Silent romance 'The Artist' won five Oscars on Monday including best film, and Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' also took five of the world's top movie honours on a night where stories about movies felt the love of Hollywood. 'The Artist,' a black-and-white tale of a fading star who finds redemption...
  • Oscars: Streep best actress for 'The Iron Lady' February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Meryl Streep joined a very exclusive club on Sunday, winning her third acting Oscar for her role as a strident Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady.' Streep played the British prime minister as a senile retiree, as well as a hectoring, dominant figure who instilled fear and respect...
  • Oscars 2012: 'Hugo' leads the pack of winners February 27, 2012

    Director Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo,' which tells the story of a boy lost in a train station and also serves as an ode to the early days of filmmaking, came into the night with 11 nominations. ...
  • Cut the clutter: 5 must-see Oscar nominated films February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on January 24 the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. The winners will be revealed in Hollywood on February 26. The list of films, actors, technicians, make-up artists and musicians honoured each year for outstanding work in their field...
  • 'The Artist' named best picture at BAFTA February 13, 2012

    London: Silent movie 'The Artist' had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards. Britain's equivalent of the Oscars rewarded the French homage to old Hollywood over a homegrown favorite, espionage thriller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. 'The Artist', a black-and-white picture that...
  • 'The Artist' and 'Iron Lady' cross $20 mn mark February 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: Two of The Weinstein Company's contenders for Academy Awards - 'The Artist' and 'The Iron Lady' - surpassed the $20 million mark at the box office this weekend. The company's 'W.E.', directed by Madonna, meanwhile, opened to a run-of-the-mill $45,000 at four locations. IFC's horror-thriller 'Kill List' opened to...
  • 'The Iron Lady' initiates debate in UK January 6, 2012

    London: No one inflames British passions quite like Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister whose biopic 'The Iron Lady' has rekindled debate on her legacy ahead of the film's release on Friday. Legions of admirers cast her as a pioneering politician whose bold policies rescued Britain from economic collapse, but equally...
  • New Movie softens Thatcher's 'Iron Lady' image December 28, 2011

    Los Angeles: Making a film about an iconic politician like Britain's Margaret Thatcher is akin to walking into a movie minefield, and casting an American even one as revered as Meryl Streep is asking for more trouble. Yet the makers of new movie 'The Iron Lady', which opens in U.S. theaters...
  • Meryl Streep on Vogue cover for the first time December 12, 2011

    New York: Meryl Streep may be considered one of the finest actresses around, yet she says she believed her career was over 20 years ago. Streep, now 62, tells Vogue magazine she was offered three different roles to play a witch after turning 40. She believed it meant women in...
  • Watch: Trailer of Meryl Streep's 'The Iron Lady' November 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Academy award winner Meryl Streep will be next seen in The Iron Lady. It is a biographical film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Actor Jim Broadbent will be seen playing Thatcher's husband, Denis Thatcher in the film. Anthony Head and Richard E Grant are also a...