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We Can Practically Feel Gillian Anderson’s Hair Spray in Her First-Look Photo As Margaret Thatcher

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Swallow those iron pills, Anglophiles, it’s about to get political up in here! Weeks after The Crown gave us confirmation that Gillian Anderson would be portraying former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the show’s fourth season (so, not the season debuting next month), we finally have a first-look photo of the famously saucy minx. Snapped by the paps while shooting a scene aboard a ship, Anderson embodied an aesthetic favored by Thatcher during her tenure at 10 Downing Street: immaculately coiffed hair crusted with spray, a striking power suit, and pearl jewelry. “Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era,” Anderson said upon joining the show. Between her and Princess Diana’s arrival, just send in the dames for season four, already.

See the First Look of Gillian Anderson As Margaret Thatcher