Meryl Streep defends Margaret Thatcher portrayal

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Actress Meryl Streep has defended her portrayal of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in new film The Iron Lady.

Streep, who is the most Oscar-nominated actress of all time, said that she wanted to "capture whatever it was that drew people to her and whatever it was that meant people have a special venom for her".

She also told the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz that she saw the role as "King Lear for girls".

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