Dec 15
2011

Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Drama 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 Tilda Swinton (We need to talk about Kevin). The Golden Globes will be be broadcast live on NBC coast-to-coast January 15, 2012 with returning host Ricky Gervais. Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecille DeMille Award.

This is Meryl’s astonishing 26th nomination for a Golden Globe – she holds the record for most nominations and wins – receiving the trophy seven times for “Kramer vs. Kramer”, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, “Sophie’s Choice“, “Adaptation“, “Angels in America“, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Julie & Julia

I’m thrilled to be included in this beautiful group of actors and actresses. I’m very proud of our movie and look forward to seeing everyone at the party in January. (Meryl Streep, The Hollywood Reporter)

Dec 15
2011

As previously reported, Meryl and Phyllida Lloyd participated in a conversation panel on “The Iron Lady”, yesterday at the Apple Store in SoHo, New York. Pictures can be found in the image library with more information to come.

Dec 15
2011

Meryl Streep sat down with CBS’ Morley Safer for a rare interview to be broadcast on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. “I don’t like to go over things,” she tells Safer, “and over and over and over…and over and over again….I guess I have less tolerance for it. I like movies that have a little budget and so they can’t do [scenes over and over],” says Streep, who has another pet peeve: films increasingly being aimed at younger, less intellectual audiences. “That’s called the narrowing of the audience,” says Streep. Click below for an excerpt from the interview:

“The movie business has worked very assiduously to discourage you and other intelligent, discerning people from the…movie theater. They have worked hard to get rid of you because you don’t go then and buy toys and games.” What’s better today is the acting says Streep. “I think the acting is better than in the classic days.” In Streep’s next film, “Iron Lady,” she plays a classic character in Britain’s famous Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. “I am in awe of what she did. The policies you can argue with, but to sit in that hot seat,” she says, “I can’t even imagine having that steadfastness.” Reminded by Safer that the former world leader was also self-assured and very confident that her way was the right way, Streep replies “Oh yes…I have a lot of that,” she tells Safer. So was playing Thatcher typecasting? “A little bit,” says Streep.

Dec 14
2011

Congratulations to Meryl for receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading role for “The Iron Lady”. She shares the category with Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Tilda Swinton (We Need to talk about Kevin) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn).

USA Today has a quote of Meryl on her nomination: “I love the SAG, because it’s actors. You can say, ‘I’m making this movie for my grandmother.’ But really, you love, you love it most of all when people who understand what it is and what it takes and what you need to do get there – that they like it. That’s the whole deal”. The SAG Awards will be handed out in a live ceremony on January 29, 2012. Thanks also to Frank for the heads-up that Meryl received nominations for the Phoenix Film Critics and the Woman Film Critics Circle and was Runners Up at the Toronto Film Critics in the Best Actress category.

Dec 14
2011

Meryl has attended today’s premiere of “The Iron Lady” in New York and first pictures from the event can be found in the image library. Edit: More pictures have been added. Edit 2: Over 40 additional pictures have been added as well.

Dec 14
2011

Fantastic update for today. Over 20 new production stills, on-set pictures and promotional pictures from “The Iron Lady” have been added to the image library, some other ones have been replaced with better quality versions. The previews below guide you to the new images. Enjoy! And check back tomorrow for more as the New York premiere for the film takes place later today.



Dec 13
2011

Congratulations to Meryl for receiving a Best Actress nomination for the Critics Choice Movie Awards. She shares the category with Viola Davis (The Hel), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Charlize Theron (Young Adult) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn). “The Iron Lady” has received a second nomination for Best Makeup as well. This is Meryl’s fifth nomination, she won for “Julie & Julia” and “Doubt” and was nominated for “Adaptation” and “The Devil Wears Prada”. The Critics Choice Movie Awards will be broadcast on January 13, 2012. This is not the only awards-related news – last week, Meryl received a nomination for the Washington DC Area Film Critics and won Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Online.

Dec 12
2011

Meryl Streep will be a guest on “The View”, December 23, 2011, to promote “The Iron Lady”. More talkshow appearances will be posted as they’re announced – also have a look at the calendar on the left for all latest key dates. Thanks to everybody for the heads-up!

Dec 11
2011

In a recent interview with The Inquirer, which was conducted at the New York press conference of “The Iron Lady”, Meryl Streep talks about the new film and how much portraying Margaret Thatcher has changed her opinion. She has also confirmed that “Mommy & Me” is indeed going to happen, as Tina Fey is currently writing the script. An excerpt of the interview can be read below, the full piece is here. “Margaret Thatcher was the head of the United Kingdom for 11 and a half years and she did not have a cook. I have a cook. The last movie that I stopped making dinner was “Sophie’s Choice.” That was a long ago. Now I’m back cooking because everybody’s grown up. I imagine that Margaret Thatcher wanted to make dinner for Denis every night. Even when it was take-out from Marks & Spencer, they would sit down and have it together. She forgot to eat a lot. That’s something I have never done. She had prodigious amounts of energy and worked late into the night. She required all the cabinet ministers to be up there in the apartment with her. She’d work and work and Denis would come in and say, “Woman, you got to feed these men.” She’d go in and whip up some horrible rarebit or something and give it to them. All that surprised me”.

Dec 11
2011

Empire has exclusively posted the making of featurette of “The Iron Lady”, which can be seen below. Thanks to Simona for the heads-up! Edit: The featurette has been added to the video archive, alongside a new production still and promotional still in the image library.