Margaret Thatcher’s Biographers Don’t Love Iron Lady


Two of Margaret Thatcher's biographers have bones to pick with how The Iron Lady portrays the former prime minister. "I was strongly against the film depicting a living person with dementia," authorized biographer Charles Moore tells The Wall Street Journal. "It's an extremely unkind thing to do." John Campbell, whose two-volume Iron Lady biography is the basis for the film, sort of agrees, calling the movie's flashback framing device "clearly controversial," and acknowledging that "quite a lot of people" think the filmmakers should have waited until Thatcher's death to make the movie — even though it casts Thatcher in a positive, Meryl Streep-y light. You're not going to get a much more sympathetic movie than this, fellas.