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About Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is a former UK Prime Minister and is considered one of the most powerful women politicians.

Professional Biography

Political life

Last days in office

The first woman to lead a major political party in the UK, who was re-elected for an unprecedented third term, had been forced to resign after members of her Conservative party deserted her during the second ballot. Thatcher had described the withdrawal of support which helped bring her term of office to an end as \"treachery with a smile on its face\".

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  • Margaret is the name of a BBC film on Thatcher. Lindsay Duncan will act in the role of Thatcher. The film focuses on Thatcher's last days in office.

Margaret Thatcher in News

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S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research to Open Admissions for 2014-16 PGDM
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Fake Twitter account reports Margaret Thatcher's death
Internet death hoax targets Margaret Thatcher

David Cameron says 'Yes Minister' is true to life
British prime minister David Cameron has admitted that despite 'Yes Minister' being an "enjoyable fiction", the satirical sitcom got it right.

Margaret Thatcher regretted getting into politics
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had reportedly confessed that she would not have joined politics if she had her time again.

Margaret Thatcher said 'she wouldn't go into politics, if she had her time again'
Britain's 'Iron Lady', Margaret Thatcher, told a leading Conservative MP that she would not have gone into politics if she had "her time over again" because of what it had done to her family, according to a new book.

Barack Obama tucked me up in bed, reveals David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that US President Barack Obama 'tucked him up in bed' while he was aboard 'Air Force One' during his recent trip to America.

Ex-Argentina leader calls 'Iron Lady' Thatcher 'alcoholic'
Former Argentina president Hipolito Yrigoyen has reportedly branded Britain's former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher an 'alcoholic'.

New book reveals Thatcher and Reagan fought like cat and dog
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former U.S. president Ronald Reagan were an odd couple, as different in personality as chalk and cheese.

Newt Gingrich wants Brad Pitt as his on-screen avatar
Newt Gingrich thinks Brad Pitt should play him in a movie.

'Yes Prime Minister' to make comeback on Brit screens
'Yes, Prime Minister', the popular satire on the workings of the British government, is set to grace British television again.

Meryl Streep bags third Oscar for 'The Iron Lady'
Meryl Streep picked up the third Oscar of her career when she was named the best lead actress for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady' on Sunday.

Silent movie 'The Artist' reigns over BAFTAs with 7 gongs
Silent movie 'The Artist' scooped seven awards at the 65th BAFTAs including best film, best director and best actor.

Noel Gallagher fuming over 'misleading' Margaret Thatcher comments
Noel Gallagher is furious at suggestions that he praised former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a recent interview, insisting that quotes were blown out of proportion.

Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady' is bookies' favourite for Best Actress Oscar
Meryl Streep and George Clooney are the bookmakers' favourites to win the top acting honours at the Oscars this year.

Meryl Streep gets Bafta nomination for 'The Iron Lady'
Meryl Streep has been nominated for a Bafta for her portrayal of former British premier Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady', just a day after winning a Golden Globe.

Meryl Streep tipped to win best actress at Golden Globes
Meryl Streep, is the bookies favourite to snag the 'Best Actress' award at this year's Golden Globes.

Brad Pitt wins best actor at New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Brad Pitt added another accolade to his trophy cabinet by scooping the coveted Best Actor prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Jan 9.

The Iron Lady sets cash registers ringing
The Iron Lady, attracted sell-out crowds this weekend, with some cinemagoers finding themselves at the back of long queues and without tickets.

Meryl Streep rejects David Cameron's criticism of 'The Iron Lady' timing
Meryl Streep has hit back at David Cameron saying that his comments over the timing of Margaret Thatcher biopic are in bad taste.

David Cameron criticises 'The Iron Lady'
Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised the makers of the latest movie 'The Iron Lady' for portraying Margaret Thatcher as a vulnerable old woman and insisted that they should have instead focused more on her "amazing" leadership.

"The Iron Lady" Reigns at Sea With Swan Hellenic & Voyages of Discovery
Following the motion picture launch of "The Iron Lady" -- based on the true story of Margaret Thatcher -- Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery are providing their passengers with the chance to join a political debate at sea

Bachmann proclaims herself 'America's Margaret Thatcher' in White House campaign
The 2012 White House contender Michele Bachmann is projecting herself as "America's Margaret Thatcher" ahead of the January 3aucuses.

UK Chancellor Osborne under scanner for saying Margaret Thatcher was no Iron Lady
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has come under the scanner for suggesting that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was not an Iron Lady.

Margaret Thatcher left 'indelible impression' on Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is thrilled to play former British leader Margaret Thatcher in her new film 'Iron Lady' because the Prime Minister left an "indelible impression" on her at a lecture.

Meryl Streep now admires 'Iron Lady' Thatcher
Meryl Streep has newfound respect and admiration for Margaret Thatcher after playing the role of the former British PM in 'The Iron Lady'.

Anger for Thatcher got Streep 'more interested' in 'Iron Lady'
Meryl Streep has revealed that she got "more interested" in portraying Margaret Thatcher in the movie 'The Iron Lady' when she discovered the amount of anger people have towards her.

Meryl Streep almost refused Thatcher's role in 'The Iron Lady'
Meryl Streep almost turned down the starring role in 'The Iron Lady' that made the acclaimed actress to win her third Oscar because she dislike the policies of Margaret Thatcher.

Clooney and Streep top nominations for Screen Actors Guild awards
George Clooney and Meryl Streep have topped nominations in the Best Actor and Best Actress category respectively for the Screen Actors Guild awards this year.

Meryl Streep found filming 'Iron Lady' 'very painful'
Meryl Streep has revealed that shooting for the 'The Iron Lady' was physically gruelling for her as she had to stand 'for 12 hours a day' with no respite.

Meryl Streep couldn't leave Thatcher behind after 'Iron Lady'
Meryl Streep has said that she 'carried' the role of Margaret Thatcher with her for some time as she found it more 'personal' than the other roles she has played in her career.

Meryl Streep was keen to capture Thatcher's venom
Meryl Streep wanted to capture the "special venom" people have towards Margaret Thatcher with her portrayal of her in 'The Iron Lady'.

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