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The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep: The Giver of Fantastic Performances

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Celebrity
Prasanna Ranganathan

A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.

Star Wars Endures: May the 4th Be With You. Always.

Edward Headington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The French have accused Hollywood -- and the United States by extension -- of culture imperialism from time to time but let's face it. You just can't keep good 'ol American pop culture in the armoire anymore.

Popcorn Preview: The Invisible Woman

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Invisible Woman (2013) Cast includes: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall), Kristin Scott Thomas (Gosford Park), Joanna Scanlan (G...

Don't Cry for Thatcher's Children

Imogen Lloyd Webber | Posted 06.17.2013 | Women
Imogen Lloyd Webber

Would I be the person I am today without Thatcher? Would I have worked as hard as I did at school, not flinch when debating a roomful of men -- or a Fox News host live on air -- without "The Iron Lady" as an example? I doubt it.

Tea & Bosnia With Lady Thatcher

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Lady Thatcher invited me to her home as the Special Envoy as well as BiH UN Ambassador. The home, conversation, and the tea served was what one would expect: neat, direct, and English.

Thatcher's Militant Democracy

David Miles | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
David Miles

Unlike Chancellor Merkel of Germany, who has a reputation for only sticking her neck out when confident of victory, Margaret Thatcher sometimes had little choice in the timing of the battles she had to fight.

Britain's Iron Lady Laid To Rest With Full Pomp

AP | JILL LAWLESS and CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest Wednesday with prayers and ceremony, plus cheers and occasional jeers, as Britain paused to remember a le...

Iron Man vs. Iron Lady

Robert Brenner | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Donning his famous red and gold armor, he transforms into the invincible Iron Man! Then he flies to 10 Downing Street, where he confronts... "Margaret Thatcher?"

Remembering Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Unmaternal National Matriarch

Russell Brand | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Russell Brand

When I was a kid, Thatcher was the headmistress of our country. Her voice, a bellicose yawn, somehow both boring and boring -- I could ignore the content but the intent drilled its way in. I am, safe to say, one of Thatcher's children. How then do I feel on this day of matriarchal mourning?

The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Martin Lewis

The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.

What Republicans Don't Want You To Know About Margaret Thatcher

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

Margaret Thatcher may be best known in the U.S. for her intellectual and personal ties to Ronald Reagan. But despite her ideological closeness with th...

Celebrities React

Posted 04.08.2013 | Celebrity

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, most commonly known as the Iron Lady, has passed away at age 87. Thatcher, who was Britain's first...

Halloween Costumes Inspired By The Movies

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment

That Halloween costume party is quickly approaching, and as much as you hate to admit it, that perfect costume idea is probably still evading you. ...

Ron Dicker

How Ads During Oscars Beat Super Bowl Spots

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business

How can pretty boys in tuxedos and waifs in gowns beat the crap out of 260-pound linebackers? In advertising, of course, when the Oscars go toe-to-...

Amy Lee

Oscars 2012: Best Actress Category Recognizes Physically Transformative Roles

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Five women in five very different roles make up the Best Actress category at the Oscars this year. But four of them share one thing: Each had to trans...

Meryl Streep To Present At Academy Awards

Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

It looks like Meryl Streep will have a busy Oscars night: The "Iron Lady" actress was announced as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards on Tuesday. ...

In Praise of Meryl Streep

Kirsty Lang | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsty Lang

People either love or hate Maggie Thatcher, but they are rarely indifferent to her. It's a testimony to Meryl Streep's abilities as an actress that almost everyone who has seen The Iron Lady is united in the belief that it is a career-defining performance.

A-List Stars Head To The BAFTAs

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Silent movie "The Artist" had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Aw...

A Pivotal Period in Britain's History

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

Few would deny that Margaret Thatcher brought the United States and United Kingdom closer together. As I begin my tenure as British Ambassador to Washington, I look forward to playing my own small part in keeping that relationship in the best possible repair.

SAG Awards 2012: Stars Celebrate At Screen Actors Guild Awards (PHOTOS)

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 03.30.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were the maids of honor at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where their Deep South drama "The ...

What Did You Take Away From The Iron Lady?

Diane Chang | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Diane Chang

The Iron Lady was recently released in the UK, and I was particularly interested in seeing it in London because I know so little about Margaret Thatch...

The Soft Core Within The Iron Lady

George Heymont | Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

It's been fascinating to see how critics have reacted to The Iron Lady, a new film inspired by Margaret Thatcher that has been directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Meryl Streep stars as the former British Prime Minister in a script written by Abi Morgan.

Random Memories of Working with Margaret Thatcher, or My Night at Number 10

Wendy Bryan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Wendy Bryan

She took my elbow, escorting me around... she told me she must show me the blue room, or some room or other as I voiced my confusion over no ice cubes in the gin and tonics. She must have thought me an idiot.

The Dangerous Side of the Streep: Spiritual Lessons From Meryl and Margaret

Carol Orsborn | Posted 03.19.2012 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

I would argue that the degree of courage Meryl brings to this role is exactly equivalent to the degree of resistance we have to aging as a whole, not only as expressed by popular culture but in the recesses of each of our own hearts.

Watching 'The Iron Lady' Melt

Karin Kasdin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

The poor woman probably doesn't have many years left. Would it have cost anyone their livelihood to wait until her death to reveal her pitiful hallucinations to the world?