Thatcher opponents have driven the song 'Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead' to the top of Britain's pop charts. Was the 'retaliatory' promotion of a 1979 punk song fanned by fans - or a good capitalist moment?
Margaret Thatcher, like other politicians before and after her, has appeared often in movies, TV shows and stage productions. Everyone from Meryl Streep (who received an Oscar for her performance) to Monty Python comedian Michael Palin has portrayed the 'Iron Lady.'
Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, and other Oscar winners and presenters talked backstage. Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress prize for the movie 'Les Miserables,' while Jennifer Lawrence took Best Actress for 'Silver Linings Playbook,' and Christoph Waltz snagged Best Supporting Actor for 'Django Unchained.'
The scripted and unscripted confrontations between Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev were of such epic consequence they could not be condensed into film. Yet we do Britain’s first female prime minister a great disservice in omitting them.