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Casting aside the orthodox plotting of a biopic, this film about the controversial former prime minister focuses on a present day depiction. Margaret Thatcher is an elderly woman suffering from dementia, who still talks to her dead husband, Denis. These conversations spark flashbacks to her landmark moments in government; the Falklands War, the miners strikes and poll tax riots. Starring the marvellous Meryl Streep, who gets under Thatcher's skin to deliver a performance so precise, it's hard to distinguish her from the real woman.
This gripping biographical drama will wipe out memories of dull history lessons, with a spectacular performance from star Cate Blanchett at its heart.
14+ years 118 mins
Thrilling drama based on the historic 1977 interview of disgraced US president Richard Nixon by TV presenter David Frost after the Watergate scandal.
14–16 years 116 mins
Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II in this Peter Morgan imagining of a key moment in recent history.
14+ years 98 mins
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With its DVD release this week, we look at incredible story behind A United Kingdom, in which one couple's decision to marry has huge political ramifications.
Reading time 7 mins
Director Phyllida Lloyd visits Glebelands School in Surrey to talk to students about directing films, and why it's vital for women to enter the film industry.
Viewing time 4 mins
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