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On playing Margaret Thatcher: What the actresses thought of their formidable subject

'I was prepared to send her up, but not maliciously'- from Meryl Streep to Maureen Lipman we look at what actresses thought about playing Thatcher

Meryl Streep won an Oscar for the most recent portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, but she follows in a long line of leading actresses who have played the former Prime Minister.

From Streep’s admiration of Thatcher, to Andrea Riseborough’s comments that she had “psychopathic tendencies”, we take a look at what actresses thought about the formidable character they portrayed.

Click here to see the actresses who played Thatcher, and what they made of her