by Wilfred Okiche
The family of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female prime minister of England refused an invitation to an early viewing of the biopic ‘The Iron Lady’ based on Thatcher’s life.
Speaking in an interview with the BBC Radio 4 programme, World at One, the director of the picture, Phyllida Lloyd revealed, ‘’They were the first people we invited to see the finished film. They didn’t take up our offer…so we are not actually sure whether they have seen it or not.’’
The movie has stirred controversy upon release with its strongest critics insisting that the former PM was portrayed in an unflattering light.
Prime Minister, David Cameron said the film should have been made “another day.” Mr Cameron, who said he has seen the film, said it had been made too soon. “You just can’t help wondering, why do we have to have this film right now? It’s a film much more about ageing and elements of dementia rather than about an amazing prime minister,” he said.
‘’The Iron Lady’’ stars movie legend, Meryl Streep and her sizzling portrayal is already generating Oscar buzz.