Who would have thought I'd have anything in common with the "grocer's daughter" from Grantham, Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of Britain, and, as a leading advocate of privatization efforts, perhaps the original author of Britain's declining socialist state. We share, it seems, a taste in men (at least as far as Hollywood's portrayal of Thatcher is concerned).
Handsome British actor Harry Lloyd plays Margaret's young husband Denis in the newly released Thatcher biopic "Iron Lady". Margaret Thatcher is our Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan all wrapped up in one. Critics of the film in the United States often quote Meryl Streep's expert portrayal as too "critical". In Britain, where voters know best, "Iron Lady" is much too sympathetic. Though I tend to side with the latter critique, I enjoyed the film none-the-less, if nothing more than for Streep's spot-on command of Thatcher's icy, ambitious ego. Plus, there is a cute "guy with glasses" to distract you when Thatcher's rise to the wicked top gets too unbearable. :-)