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Created in 1999, Simply Streep is your premiere online resource on Meryl Streep's extensive work on film, television and the theatre - a career that is unmatched in modern film and that has won her numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, and the praise to be one of the world's greatest working actresses. At Simply Streep, we have built an extensive collection to discover Miss Streep's work through an archive of press articles, pictures and videos, alongside information on the charities and causes she supports. There is much to discover, so enjoy your stay.
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Oct 25
2021

The Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) has announced its 2021 awardees – according to this press release – a professor emerita and four alumnae who have all had a lasting impact on the College and beyond. As of press time, four of the five had received their awards. The remaining one, an eminent performer known to all, will be honored in the spring.

Meryl Streep ’71, P’08, ’13, a former College trustee, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. The award is presented to an alumna or alumnus who has reached the highest level in their field. While demonstrating exceptional talent, application, creativity, and skill within a certain career, this individual must at the same time exemplify the ideals of a liberal arts education and have used her or his position of visibility, power, or leadership to better the human community and serve the wider goals of society. The three-time Academy Award winner is not only one of the most decorated actors of all time, she is also an ardent supporter of Vassar and an effective advocate for women, education, and the arts. In 2014, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor. “She was amazing even as a student—people would flock to her productions,” recalls committee chair Amy Pullman ’71, a classmate of Streep’s. “We would say, ‘Someday she’s going to get an Academy Award,’” she added with a laugh. “She was a very unassuming person then, and that’s how she is now.” Pullman said the award coincides with the 50th Reunion of their class and will be presented to Streep on the same weekend as the celebration of their class gift to Vassar: The Class of 1971 Gateway to the Old Vassar Farm.

In conjunction with the award presentation, Streep is expected to deliver a talk to the Vassar community in April 2022. Details are forthcoming.

Oct 19
2021

Great news according to The Hollywood Reporter: Apple TV+ has lined up a star-studded cast for a climate change anthology series. Meryl Streep, Kit Harington and Matthew Rhys will head the ensemble for Extrapolations, an eight-episode drama from writer Scott Z. Burns and The Morning Show production company Media Res. The cast also includes Sienna Miller, Gemma Chan, Tahar Rahim, Daveed Diggs, David Schwimmer and Adarsh Gourav, with additional actors to be announced. Extrapolations, which is currently in production, will tell interconnected stories about how the upcoming changes to the planet will affect love, faith work and family. “The only thing we know for sure about the future is that we are all going there together — and we’re taking with us our hopes, our fears, our appetites, our creativity, our capacity for love and our predilection to cause pain,” said Burns. “These are the same tools that storytellers have been using since the beginning of time. Our show is just using them to keep time from running out.” Miller will play a marine biologist. Harington plays the CEO of an industrial giant. Rahim plays a man struggling with memory loss. Rhys will play a real estate developer. Diggs (Snowpiercer) plays a rabbi in South Florida. Chan plays a single mother and micro-finance banker. Schwimmer plays the father of a teenage daughter. Gourav plays a driver for hire. Details of Streep’s role, her first series work since HBO’s Big Little Lies in 2019, are being kept under wraps.

Oct 10
2021

There are some wonderful remaining pictures from the scans updates of the last couple of weeks, including clippings from public appearances in the 1980s and 1990s (including some lesser-known events worth a revisit) and some fantastic additional editorial photography. So, let’s wrap the Scan Sunday with this collection of “leftovers” :-)


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Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1993 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1992 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1981 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – “Music of the Heart” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 56th Venice Film Festival – Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 71st Annual Academy Awards – After-Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Motion Picture Club Luncheon
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Sighting at Walt Disney World Resort
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – Chec Benefit Gala

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Oct 09
2021

A great batch of additional production and promotional stills from a great deal of Meryl Streep’s earlier films have been added. Many of those have been new to me, so I hope you’ll find some rarities for yourself among them. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Let Them All Talk – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Let Them All Talk – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Hours – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Music of the Heart – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Dancing at Lughnasa – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Promotional Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The River Wild – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The House of the Spirits – On-Set Pictures

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Oct 03
2021

We’ve come to our very last Scan Sunday – at least for now. Once again, many thanks to Alvaro for submitting all these fantastic articles and reviews. With this update, we cover everything between 2010’s box office hit “It’s Complicated”, the Oscar-winning “The Iron Lady” to the most recent “Let Them All Talk”. Among these updates are some fantastic new cover stories as well. As always, check the complete list below the images for all latest additions. Enjoy reading and have a wonderful Sunday.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premiere (France, May 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Le Telegramme (France, April 20, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Madame Figaro (France, April 16, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Télé Cable Sat (France, June 17, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Liberation (France, January 24, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Mujer Hoy (Spain, January 02, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Wall Street Journal (USA, August 16, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New York Times (USA, August 15, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 24, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guide (United Kingdom, January 18, 2014)

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Sep 26
2021

We’re at our second to last Scan Sunday, covering the “box office years” with lots of new articles and reviews on “Mamma Mia”, “Doubt”, “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated”. For a complete list of added magazines, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy reading and have a great Sunday.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – ES Magazine (Spain, December 20, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Caras (Brasil, December 19, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, December 18, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 08, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – O Estado de Sao Palo (Brasil, October 08, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Ciak Festival di Roma (Italy, October 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, September 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Camden New Journal (United Kingdom, September 10, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Rolling Stone (Spain, September 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, July 31, 2009)

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Sep 25
2021

Netflix brings us a first official clip from the upcoming “Don’t Look Up”. The comedy sees Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio teaming up as astronomy grad student, Kate Dibiasky, and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy, who discover a comet is going to hit Earth. The two then embark on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet – but not many people seem to care. Directed by Adam McKay, “Don’t Look Up” features a slew of stars, including Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Tyler Perry. Ariana Grande, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman and Kid Cudi are also featured. A first teaser dropped earlier this month, with much awards season buzz surrounding it. “Don’t Look Up” will arrive in select theaters on Dec. 10 and on Netflix on December 24.

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Video Archive – Career Videos – Don’t Look Up – Film Scene 01

Sep 19
2021

In this week’s Scan Sunday, we’re still stuck in the “Summer of Streep” – that great time in 2006 when both “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Devil Wears Prada” were released, while Meryl was simutlaneously starring in the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Mother Courage”. We’re also covering the equally busy (but less successful) 2007 with the releases of “Evening”, “Rendition” and “Lions for Lambs”. Enjoy reading.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Empire Magazine (Australia, December 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Shanguide (Spain, December 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, November 16, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Time Out London (United Kingdom, November 07, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, November 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guardian (United Kingdom, November 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Guia del Ocio BCN (Spain, November 09, 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Imagenes (Spain, November 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, October 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Total Film (United Kingdom, October 2007)

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Sep 18
2021

On September 18, 1981, United Artists released “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, in which a 32-year-old Meryl Streep played her first leading role in a motion picture. Two leading roles to be fair, since the story depicts John Fowles’ novel not only as a straight-forward adaptation, but as an embedded film within a film that portrays the lead actors’ laissez faire fling on a movie while performing the tightlipped Victorian romance between a palaeontologist and a social outcast – a contrast on how social perception or acceptance on infidelity has changed over the years, at least 40 years ago. “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” is a curious film, a drama for grown-ups, and a very odd choice for Streep’s first leading role. After her breakthrough years and an Academy Award in 1980, an All-American role like “Silkwood” would have seemed a more logical fit to hone a movie star image. But Streep, giving us a first taste of her transformative craft that would stun audiences in the many years to come, immersed herself into the British landscape and created two very unique performances in one film.

Instead of writing a long essay on the film’s anniversary I’ll rather guide you through the extensive collection of information, pictures and articles we have amassed over the last years. Have a look at the box on the left for shortcuts. I’ll give you my top takeaways anyway: The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving 11 BAFTA nominations with three wins, inlcuding Best Actress for Streep. She also won the Golden Globe as Best Actress Drama and received her third Academy Award nomination in four years, the first as Best Actress, which was awarded to Katharine Hepburn. Streep was not the first choice for the part – Fowles’ personal choice was Helen Mirren. But the studio deemed her unsuitable, thanks to the recent release of the notorious “Caligula”. Even more surprisingly, this was Jeremy Irons’ first leading role as well, and only his second motion picture.

If you want to treat yourself with an anniverary viewing today and don’t own the DVD, you can check out if it’s available to stream in your region. If you want to share your thoughts on the film, head over to Twitter for comments and selected pictures.

Sep 12
2021

On we go with another Scan Sunday – featuring new articles and review ranging from 2004 to 2006 and covering “The Manchurian Candidate”, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, “Prime”, “A Prairie Home Companion” and the first batch of a lot of “The Devil Wears Prada” articles. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Folha de Sao Palo (Brasil, September 22, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Guia da Folha (Brasil, September 22, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Veja (Brasil, September 20, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Epoca (Brasil, September 18, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Pais (Spain, September 08, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, September 01, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Viva Magazine (Argentina, September 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Set Magazine (Brasil, September 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Who (Australia, September 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Veja (Brasil, August 30, 2006)

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