Feb 07
2012

Also this week, on February 05, Meryl has attended a special screening of “The Iron Lady”, hosted by the Screen Actors Guild. Pictures can be found in the image library – additional pictures from the AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards Gala have been added as well an can be checked here. Edit: The complete Q&A with Meryl at the SAG screening has been uploaded by the Weinstein Company (thanks!) and can be watched in the video archive.

Jan 31
2012

A couple of stunning new production and promotional stills, as well as on-set pictures have been added to the gallery.

Jan 28
2012

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts announced the winners of its newly launched AACTA International Awards recognizing International Achievements in Film at an intimate awards Ceremony at Soho House. The Artist was awarded Best Film, lead actor, Jean Dujardin, was awarded Best Actor. Meryl Streep was awarded the AACTA International Award for Best Actress for her role in The Iron Lady. Meryl has attended the award, so pictures will be added later today. Thanks to Frank for the heads-up! Edit: Over 100 pictures from the event have been added to the image library.


Jan 24
2012

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving a Best Actress Oscar nomination for “The Iron Lady”. She shares the category with Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn). This is the seventeenth Academy Award nomination for Meryl Streep. “The Iron Lady” has received a further nomination for Makeup (Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland). The Academy Awards are handed out on February 26, 2012.

I am honored to be in company with such beautiful artists, and touched deeply by my fellow actors for their generosity in giving me this acknowledgment. (Meryl Streep, Entertainmnent Weekly)

Jan 20
2012

Three new videos have been added to the archives – a live interview with Fox2News from today, a backstage interview after winning the Golden Globe on “The Insider”, and a film excerpt from “The Iron Lady”. Edit: An interview with Good Day L.A. has been added as well. Then, Meryl has won the London Critics Circle Film Award as Best Actress (tying with Anna Paquin for, ironically, “Margaret). She has also won the Dorian Award as Film Performance of the Year and has received nominations for the Iowa Film Critics Award and the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts as Best International Actress. Thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

Jan 17
2012

Congratulations to Meryl for receiving a BAFTA nomination as Leading Actress for “The Iron Lady”. She shares the category with Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Viola Davis (The Help). The film scored a total of four nominations, including Best Supporting Actor (Jim Broadbent), Original Screenplay (Abi Morgan) and for Make-Up and Hair. The Hollywood Reporter has Meryl’s reaction on the nomination: “Thrilling thrilling news! Not just for me, but for the film of which I am very proud, and for the hundreds of people who worked on it! Thanks, from a (New) Jersey girl…” Jim Broadbent, nominated in the supporting actor category for his portrayal of Denis Thatcher opposite Streep, gave a very British reaction. Said Broadbent: “Really exciting news. I couldn’t be more excited that a film that was such fun to make, is getting this recognition. It’s fantastic for all of us and I can’t wait for the party!” The BAFTAs will be handed out on February 12, 2012.

Jan 16
2012

Meryl Streep has won the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Drama for “The Iron Lady”. Congratulations! Pictures from the red carpet, the ceremony and the press conference are being added to the image library, so keep checking back for all latest additions.


Meryl Streep stepped into the Golden Globes press room following her big win for The Iron Lady during this evening’s show. On stage she couldn’t give the speech she had planned since she forgot her glasses at the table, and while she almost gave it to the press room instead, she refrained. Instead, Meryl talked about women who inspire her, taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher, and what she’s working on now. On what she would ask Margaret Thatcher: “I would be interested in what she thinks about Europe right now and the debt crisis and whether her views about any of that have evolved. It’s interesting how it’s coming to the same path. It interests me”. On taking on the role: “Coming into this I had a very reductive view of Margret Thatcher. I did what we all do to political leaders we don’t agree with, turning them into something more than human and less than human at the same time. It was interesting to me to look at the human being behind all that, to look at the life that was so groundbreaking, in the winter of that life. To find a compassionate view of someone with whom I disagree”. On what inspires her: “I’ve never really gotten to the bottom of me and all the contradictions and conundrum that I find in my own personality and I feel like I find myself, or parts of myself, and I find some understanding of being alive from the characters I play. I’ve probably only gravitated towards characters I do feel something of me in”. What is your passion project right now: “I’m very interested in the stories of women, the untold stories, and I’m trying very hard to get congress to let us purchase land on the National Mall for the first women’s museum. There are so many stories, I could go on for hours”.

Jan 15
2012

Since “The Iron Lady” has had its wide release in US theaters and some visitors have already posted their reviews in previous updates, I’ve created this post to collect all your reviews and thoughts on the film and Meryl’s performance. So, if you have seen “The Iron Lady” so far, have your say :-)

Jan 13
2012

Yesterday’s second talkshow appearance, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, has been added to the archives as well. This 15 minutes interview is very funny as went beyond the usual questions – Meryl spoke about her experience in Beijing a couple of months ago at the US China Forum on the Arts and Culture and that she heard a ghost in her home in the early 1990s. Very worthwile interview, the full segment can be found in the video archive, HD captures are in the image library. Enjoy!

Jan 13
2012

Coverage for this year’s Critics Choice Movie Awards will be, unfortunately, short. The Best Actress award went to Viola Davis for “The Help” – and there are only a couple of pictures of Meryl from inside the ceremony, no red carpet as always ;-) Nevertheless, I’ve added the Best Actress segment to the video archive as well as pictures and captures to the image library.