Articles Tagged 'Margaret Thatcher'

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Personality Quiz: Which British Heroine Are You?

British history books are well served with fierce warrior heroines who would think nothing of ripping your face off if you got in their way. And why not? You’re in their way! Get, like, OUT of their way! Assuming you’re in the clear, which of Britain’s most formidable women most closely fits with your personality […]


In Memoriam: The Brits We Lost in 2013

2013 was a wonderful year of anniversaries and milestones in British pop culture, but we would be remiss if we didn’t reflect on the passings of some remarkable Brits over the past 12 months.


Snapshot: 16 Photos of 1990s London

The 1990s began with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announcing her resignation; in 1994 The Channel Tunnel opened, a great engineering feat, connecting Great Britain and France; throughout the ’90s, London was booming with optimism, enjoying the invigorated cultural and creative life that came with Cool Britannia. Let’s head back to the colorful streets of 1990s […]

10 Baddest Brits In History (Or Popular Legend)

Baddism can take many forms. You can be a badass, bad-meaning-good, bad-meaning-cool or even just plain bad. And British history being what it is, some of our baddest characters have also been pretty awful, and some of our most noble countrymen have also been total badasses. It’s confusing. Here follows, then, a ragbag collection, a […]

Meryl Streep Nails a British Accent…Again

Meryl Streep has been earning raves for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, which opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend and arrives on British screens this Friday (Jan. 6). Her accent, by all accounts, is spot-on. “Her performance is astonishing and all but flawless; a […]

Meryl Streep on Getting Margaret Thatcher Right

Meryl Streep’s long-awaited screen portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady arrives in U.S. cinemas Friday (Dec. 30) amid widespread predictions that it will bring the veteran American actress her 17th Oscar nomination. Advance reviews of Streep’s performance have been almost universally positive, with critics praising her for the accuracy […]

WATCH: Meryl Streep’s Full Trailer For ‘The Iron Lady’

Oh now THIS has put the cat among the pigeons. Not only do we have Meryl Streep, an American actress, playing an iconic British figure – much like Henry Cavill and Andrew Garfield are doing to Superman and Spider-Man – but the role she has taken on is that of Margaret Thatcher, still  Britain’s most […]

Streep, Hathaway Face Scrutiny over On-screen British Accents

Meryl Streep may be the acknowledged Queen of Accents, but even she could come in for criticism when she starts mouthing off as former three-term British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, a biopic opening December 16. Any filmgoer with fingers nimble enough to Google past video clips featuring the real Mrs. Thatcher […]

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