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

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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