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In pictures: The Iron Lady premiere

Featuring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Hunt and a blue carpet. Maggie herself wasn’t there.

DESPITE THE WIND and rain, stars and fans came out in their droves last night to attend the premiere of the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady.

Not only is it one of the most anticipated films of the century, it stars Meryl Streep. So yes, there is definitely a need for a slideshow.

Also, there was a blue carpet, an oddly-dressed down Culture Minister and an appearance by the dashing Tom Hardy. Need we say anymore?

In pictures: The Iron Lady premiere
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    Streep fans turned up in their hundreds to the European Premiere of The Iron Lady.
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    Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent play Baroness Thatcher and her husband Denis. The film shows the former British Prime Minister as a lonely widow remembering her life with her late husband.
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    Abi Morgan, the writer of the screenplay with her guest. The traditional red carpet was exchanged for a blue one - the colour of Thatcher's Conservative Party.
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    Tom Hardy does not star in the movie but isn't he just lovely?
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    The cast of The Iron Lady, including Streep, Richard E. Grant and Anthony Head (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame!).
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    The 62-year-old Queen of Hollywood said she wanted to show the "human being inside" of Thatcher who is often caricatured as "an icon or a monster".
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    Jim Broadbent arriving at the European Premiere of The Iron Lady, at the BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London.
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    It was a family affair for the Heads. Pictured here is Emily, daughter of Anthony who plays Geoffrey Howe, Thatcher's longest-serving Cabinet minister.
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    Olivia Colman, who plays Thatcher's daughter Carol.
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    The Thatcher family has declined invitations to attend an official showing of the film.
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    Anthony Head plays Geoffrey Howe, who was a key player in Thatcher's governments but is also the man thought to have precipitated her downfall with a damning resignation letter and speech resulting in a change of leadership in the Conservative Party.
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    Emilia Fox arriving at the European Premiere of The Iron Lady, at the BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London.
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    Richard E.Grant who plays Michael Heseltine, another prominent figure in the Thatcher government.
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    Alexandra Roach plays a young Margaret Thatcher.
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    Harry Lloyd plays a young Denis Thatcher.
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    British Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt arrives at the premiere looking a bit unsure of the dress code. Oh dear.
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    Meryl Streep signs autographs for fans.
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    More Streep.

All images Press Association Images

The Iron Lady is in cinemas in Ireland from 6 January. And here’s a sneak peek of what to expect if you make the trip to the silver screen this weekend:


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