Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep: Becoming 'The Iron Lady'

The actress' preparation for the role of Margaret Thatcher was cut short, but she was still able to identify with the divisive leader, says Clemency Burton-Hill

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Meryl Streep: Golden girl

No good parts in Hollywood for older actresses? Try telling that to a star who turned 60 this year and has never been on such a roll

Nora Ephron: Woman's wit

Heroine to a generation of wronged wives, the writer and director's latest film has strengthened her claim to be the voice of liberal America