UK 8 February 2011 Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher The actress will play the former prime minister in the forthcoming biopic <em>The Iron Lady</em>. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Tweet Thatcher is back. Meryl Streep will play the former prime minister in the forthcoming biopic The Iron Lady, which has started filming this week in London. In make-up, there seems to be little between the Tory prime minister and the Academy Award-winning actress. Streep has the iconic Thatcher bouffant and the famous pearl necklace. Streep caused a stir last month when she visited the Commons and watched David Cameron take on Ed Miliband at Prime Minister's Questions. Jim Broadbent has been confirmed as Thatcher's long-suffering husband, Denis. HOLLYWOOD UPDATE: Check out this picture of David Hasselhoff and some guy in a suit (via Politics Home). › Don’t bring God into politics, Mr President Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The Tinkerbell theory: I wish politicians would stop blaming their failures on my lack of belief Is the Unite general secretary election over already? What is Penelopegate?