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Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

The actress will play the former prime minister in the forthcoming biopic <em>The Iron Lady</em>.

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).