Congratulations to Meryl Streep on being awarded an Oscar for her brilliant performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady for which she had previously been awarded a BAFTA. Although I haven’t seen the film, the excepts I have seen illustrate just what a fine actress Meryl Streep is and her portrayal of Baroness Thatcher seems very accurate. But for me this begs a question?
Should films like The Iron Lady be made, when the person concerned is still alive and when they are is what is called factional because some of the content has to be invented (i.e. fiction). It is not so bad when it is made with the full co-operation of the person concerned who can monitor exactly what is portrayed but so many of these types of film, made for the screen or for television are positively inaccurate and are, in my opinion, in very bad taste.