I’d like to wish all visitors a Merry Christmas, a great and peaceful time with your beloved ones and a Happy New Year. Also, I’d like to thank you for visiting and contributing throughout the year. It’s very appreciated. Thank you. To celebrate the last days of the year and Simply Streep’s last update of 2014, I have a Christmas surprise for all visitors. Five of Meryl’s classic performances – The Deer Hunter, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa and Ironweed – have been re-capped from Blu-Ray, so they’re in brilliant quality and a vast improvement to the earlier DVD captures. Especially “Ironweed” has been released in much better quality. And as always, a Year in Review has been written with all the key moments of 2014 reviewed. So, enjoy the new captures, enjoy your Holidays (in case you live in the US, don’t forget to see “Into the Woods”) and see you all in 2015. Frederik.

Image Library – Career – Ironweed (1987) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – Out Of Africa (1985) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – Sophie’s Choice (1982) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Image Library – Career – The Deer Hunter (1978) – Blu-Ray Screencaptures

A great bunch of new scans, featuring mostly reviews on “Into the Woods”, have been added to the image library. A highlight among the new additions is the November issue of Interview Magazine, where Meryl interviews Tommy Lee Jones for the release of “The Homesman”. Many thanks to Alvaro and Claudia for their contributions. Then, a couple more appearances pictures have been added. Check the list below for all updated albums. Also, check back tomorrow for Simply Streep’s last update for 2014 – with a Christmas surprise for all visitors!


Articles & Scans – 2015 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, January 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – People Magazine (USA, December 22, 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – Time Magazine (USA, December 15, 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 05, 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – Interview Magazine (USA, November 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – “Into the Woods” New York Premiere (December 08, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – “Into the Woods” New York Press Conference (November 23, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Kennedy Center Honors (December 07, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Taping of “Good Morning America” (December 02, 2014)

As earlier reported, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick have joined Ellen DeGeneres on her show to promote the theatrical release of “Into the Woods”. As always on Ellen, this has been a funny interview with anecdotes from the film and a round of “Heads-up”. Edit: A great quality video has been added to the video archive with screencaptures being added to the image library.


Here comes a nice interview by the Washington Post. Meryl Streep sings. Her fans know this. Meryl Streep sang in “Postcards From the Edge,” in “Ironweed,” on the children’s album “Philadelphia Chickens” and, of course, in “Mamma Mia,” the movie that improbably, given all the successes in her career, made her a box-office star. That Meryl Streep can sing Sondheim is something that music-theater aficionados are likely to question — until, at least, they’ve heard it. Streep, as film and theater fans are well aware by now, plays the Witch in the new Rob Marshall film of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Like most big Sondheim roles, it requires a certain level of vocal ability. Streep’s singing voice is recognizably her own; it’s also credible and moving, and it allows her, when called for, to chew the scenery in the best musical-theater tradition. “I had to expand my chest and be able to hold a tone longer than I’ve tried to do in 15 years,” Streep said, laughing, sitting at a round, white-draped table in a large empty room at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, which Disney colonized, shortly before Thanksgiving, for its “Into the Woods” media blitz. The complete interview can be read over at the Washington Post. One quote needs a special spotlight, as Meryl confirms and talks about the upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins” biopic:

If you listen to those recordings, she was almost good, and then there was a point when she was off. And that is what makes it funny. It was almost there. It doesn’t start out badly. It starts out hopefully. I think I’m going to try to be as good as I can, and then — we’ll see.

Meryl Streep will be in London early January and has been announced as a guest on The Graham Norton Show, January 09. As their website reads, Graham’s guests are Meryl Streep, starring in the Sondheim musical film Into the Woods, and James McAvoy, treading the boards in The Ruling Class. Plus, music from Hozier. Many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

The past days, Meryl has attended two new events related to “Into the Woods”. There was a Holiday celebration for the film at Los Angeles’ SoHo House on December 17, as well as an All Guild Q & A at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2014. You can launch both new galleries below.


Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receiving a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for “Into the Woods”. She shares the category with Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Birdman) and Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer). “Into the Woods” received a total of 5 nominations, including Best Acting Ensemble, Best Art Direction (Dennis Gassner/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator), Best Costume Design (Colleen Atwood) and Best Hair & Makeup. The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is slated to air on A&E live from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015, officially kicking off the film award season. Hosts for the “The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” and “The Critics’ Choice Television Awards” will be announced at a later date.

Lots of new video clips have been added. The television spots for “Into the Woods” have been updated with three more spots, showing quite some new scenes. Then, a video compilation with reports from the New York premiere of the film, an excerpt from the Academy Conversations that featured Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Rob Marshall. There’s a third official clip featuring the Witch, the Baker and his Wife. Further, Nightline’s cast interview (which is just warmed up from last week’s ABC World News Tonight) and Britain’s BBC Talking Movies, which reported on the film and premiere as well. Scroll down for a complete list of the latest additions.


Video Archive – Career Videos – Into the Woods – Television Spots
Video Archive – Career Videos – Into the Woods – Film Scene 03
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 2014 – Into the Woods New York Premiere
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 2014 – Academy Conversations: Into the Woods
Video Archive – News Segments – 2010s – Nightline (December 10, 2014)
Video Archive – News Segments – 2010s – BBC Talking Movies (December 10, 2014)