The Simply Streep Archives has gathered details on all of Meryl Streep's feature films, television, theatre and voice narration, and also features an extensive library of articles, photographs and video clips. You can browse the collection by Ms. Streep's career or through a year-by-year summary.
Dec 30

I hope you’ve all had wonderful Christmas holidays and look forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve. The past week had lots of new appearances which have been all added to the archives. First and foremost, the Kennedy Center Honors were broadcast on December 27, and Meryl’s complete segment can be found in the video archive.

It was a wonderful tribute by her colleagues and the introduction clip featured an array of unseen images of her early stage work. Still, I found that the segment was badly cut and much was left out. If you read the articles that were written after the ceremony took place December 05, you wonder why Nora Ephron’s speech was cut out completely, as well as parts of the fantastic speeches by Tracey Ullman and Robert De Niro. Still, the musical tribute by Kevin Kline, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci and Anne Hathaway – revising Meryl’s interpretation of “He’s me Pal” from “Ironweed” is worth a watch! A fantastic show. HD screencaptures from the ceremony have been added to the image library as well.

Then, also on December 27, CBS’ The Early Show aired a previously taped interview with Meryl, in which she talks about being a Kennedy Center Honoree and “The Iron Lady”. Also added to the video archive are two additional clips from the White House Dinner as well as an interview compilation for “The Iron Lady”.

Last but not least, lots of additional pictures from 2011 public appearances have been added to the image library. Click the previews below to launch all recently added event pictures.

Dec 24

This will be the last update for this year (with the exception of the “Year in Review 2011”, coming next week) and I’ve made sure you’ll have plenty to watch, read and listen to for the Holidays. First, Meryl’s appearance on “The View” can be watched in the video archive.

She attended the show yesterday alongside director Phyllida Lloyd, dishing on “The Iron Lady”, her early years at Dartmouth college and visiting the White House for the Kennedy Center Honors. Additionally to the video, HD captures have been added to the gallery.

Then, new magazine scans have been added to the gallery, with many thanks to Alvaro. Transcripts can be found in the magazines archive as well, including articles from Sunday Times Culture, The Inquirer, MacLeans’, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. A list of all new scans can be found below the previews.

Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2012 > Empire Magazine (UK, February 2012)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2011 > New York Magazine (USA, December 12, 2011)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2011 > Sunday Times Culture (UK, December 11, 2011) (transcript)

Finally, I would like to wish all visitors of Simply Streep a Merry Christmas and some wonderful Holidays with your family, friends and beloved ones. It’s been a great year to keep Simply Streep updated and I’m looking forward to all the news and things to happen in 2012. Have a great time and take care everybody! Frederik.

Dec 23

A batch of new magazine scans have been added to the gallery. First, scans from the most recent cover stories in Newsweek and the Spanish XL Semanal (as previously reported). Then, with thanks to Elmira, scans from the December issue of the Italian TU Style Magazine as well as from the July 2011 issue of Story Magazine (looks like a Russian version of Biography). And with thanks to Simona a 1986 article from the Italian La Domenica Magazine, covering the release of “Out of Africa”. Thanks everybody for contributing, enjoy reading!

Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2011 > Newsweek (USA, December 2011)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2011 > XL Semanal (Spain, December 2011)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2011 > TU Style (Italy, December 2011)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2011 > Story (Russia, July 2011)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 1986 > La Domenica (Italy, March 1986)

Dec 19

Tonight, a profile on Meryl Streep was featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Needless to say it’s an absolute must-see – not only does it feature lots of new scenes from “The Iron Lady” but also from her early theater years and a very interesting and funny interview with Meryl on her life and career. Also, the CBS website has a gallery of fantastic rare images and additional clips of footage that didn’t make it into the programme, including on her co-stars, her big break audition, stage fright and thought about directing – have a look. The full video can be watched in the video archive.

Over 400 screencaptures from the programme have been added to the image library as well.

Last but not least, the pictures from the CBS special as well as the ones throughout the programme have been added – including an amazing still from Meryl’s professional stage debut “Trelawney of the Wells” and set pictures from “Sophie’s Choice”, “Falling in Love”, “Heartburn”, “Angels in America” and “It’s Complicated”.

Dec 18

Meryl Streep is a dead ringer for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek, out this week, as Entertainment Tonight has the first look. The new issue of the magazine delves into the British political powerhouse’s rise through the ranks. Streep plays Thatcher in the new biopic The Iron Lady, and the Oscar winner tells Newsweek, “While we were making the film, people had such strong and particular and specific venom for her. It was sort of stunning”. Edit: A similar cover is used for the Spanish XL Semanal magazine (read article), with thanks to Alvaro for the heads-up.
Dec 15

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 14

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

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 12

Excerpt and stunning outtakes from Vogue magazine: Never one to shirk a challenge, Meryl Streep takes on the iconic British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in her latest screen incarnation. She talks to Vicki Woods about women, power, and the view from the top.

“Oooh, they have oysters,” says Meryl Streep, perusing the menu with intent. “Would you like to get some oysters? Wouldn’t oysters be great to eat right now?” It’s 4:20 in the afternoon. We are the only people in the restaurant on the mezzanine at Union Station, Washington, D.C. I pass, but Streep says, “I think I’ll have some oysters. And a glass of Chardonnay.” The waitress, who is fizzing with efficiency and controlled celebrity-awareness, makes to whisk off, but Streep calls her back on a sudden thought: “Do you have fresh oysters?” Her face has the look of a woman who has spent the day Being Meryl Streep in order to publicize her upcoming movie, The Iron Lady, and now is yearning to slurp down oyster after leisurely oyster, raw and briny on the half-shell, mmm, maybe with lemon, maybe not. The waitress says firmly that all of their oysters are fresh. Streep says, “I know. But. Um…. Don’t worry about it.” And with a tiny sigh, she awaits them fried in bread crumbs. The complete article can be read on Vogue’s website and in the magazines archive.

Dec 11

What a fantastic treat to start 2012 – Meryl Streep will be cover girl for the January 2012 issue of Vogue Magazine. Featuring a stunning new photoshoot by Annie Leibovitz, this comes just in time for the theatrical release of “The Iron Lady” and the 2012 awards season. A preview of the cover can be found in the image library, scans from the magazine will be posted as they become available. Vogue will hit US newsstands on December 20, so make sure to grab your copy. Thanks to everybody for the heads-up!