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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Link to some pics of actress Alexandra Roach playing a young Maggie, plus Meryl on location this week.

    The filming is being done in South London, bit of a long shot but does anyone recognise the street where young Maggie is wielding a broom? (I wonder if that's symbolism!), it's not a set as a reflection of a modern Taxi can be seen in the shop window.


    The Iron Lady: Alexandra Roach set to become star alongside Meryl Streep as young Margaret Thatcher | Mail Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark O View Post
    Link to some pics of actress Alexandra Roach playing a young Maggie, plus Meryl on location this week.

    The filming is being done in South London, bit of a long shot but does anyone recognise the street where young Maggie is wielding a broom? (I wonder if that's symbolism!), it's not a set as a reflection of a modern Taxi can be seen in the shop window.


    The Iron Lady: Alexandra Roach set to become star alongside Meryl Streep as young Margaret Thatcher | Mail Online
    Why should that stop it being a set? If it's an exterior set in a studio then it could be a taxi dropping someone off at the studio.
    It looks suspiciously like a set to me. It's too clean and neat to be a real location

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark O View Post
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    Maybe one day I'll broaden my horizons and purchase an edition of The Guardian, it's just the online articles of it I've read seem a bit school-teacherish in their tone, but it's probably just me being me.
    No, it's true that the online Guardian is full of people who know what's good for you and know what music and films you should like and what you're doing wrong. Buy the paper version where, for reasons of expense, only the more thought-through stuff gets in. And I'm speaking a s a Guardian reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Why should that stop it being a set? If it's an exterior set in a studio then it could be a taxi dropping someone off at the studio.
    It looks suspiciously like a set to me. It's too clean and neat to be a real location

    Steve
    Yes, it could be a set Steve, but I noticed on the wharf looking building to the left of Alf Roberts shop with the grill on the window has different colour bricks to the top of the picture which I assume, if it's real, were laid due to world war II bomb damage, and would a Taxi be allowed to drive right inside a studio complex?............I'll leave the options open, but if it's a real street I was thinking maybe Shad Thames, Borough, London bridge area, but it could be anywhere.

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    I would have thought it was a real street - because as mentioned, would a taxi be allowed to drive onto a film set?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrgv View Post
    I would have thought it was a real street - because as mentioned, would a taxi be allowed to drive onto a film set?!
    I'm hoping it's real street as I'm one of those saddos that will go to location used in a film and walk along it and take pics etc; if I'm able to that is, looking again at the 'broom' pic I have the impression the two young ladies seen in the reflection are in period hairstyle and costume plus the brick wall continues, as for Maggie's broom being 'symbolism', I wonder if the collection of coal scuttles for sale are saying the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.15 View Post
    She looks more like Faye Dunaway than Margaret Thatcher.
    I thought so too - pure Mommy Margaret Dearest?

    I love Le Streep, but I hope her English accent surpasses her Australian 'Ah ding-ohs gowt moi bay-bee'. (*shudder*)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty Whiskers View Post
    I thought so too - pure Mommy Margaret Dearest?

    I love Le Streep, but I hope her English accent surpasses her Australian 'Ah ding-ohs gowt moi bay-bee'. (*shudder*)
    Did you ever head Lindy Chamberlain being interviewed?
    La Streep was reasonably accurate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRAYlBb155Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Did you ever head Lindy Chamberlain being interviewed?
    La Streep was reasonably accurate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRAYlBb155Q

    Steve

    Did I ever hear Lindy Chamberlain being interviewed??? My dear Steve, if one was alive in Australia in the 80's, one heard nothing but Lindy Chamberlain being interviewed 24 hours a day. But Miss Streep sounded more like a South African playing a charactature of an Australian than LC. Admittedly, this may not be so obvious to a non-local, but to an Australian (well, this Australian anyway) it was very jarring. Not that she wasn't accurate in other ways (and Sam Neill was fab). The only actor I have ever heard to do a decent Australian accent is Robert Downey Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty Whiskers View Post
    My dear Steve
    I'm not very dear, I'm quite inexpensive really

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    I'm not very dear, I'm quite inexpensive really

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    It's probably the extras that make you pricey.

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    This looks promising. Her accent is great and the film also has Roger Allam in in - so that's ok then....

    The Iron Lady: World exclusive international teaser trailer - video | Film | guardian.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    This looks promising. Her accent is great and the film also has Roger Allam in in - so that's ok then....

    The Iron Lady: World exclusive international teaser trailer - video | Film | guardian.co.uk
    Go Meryl! It's about time the US got a acting gig playing someone quintessentially British... as opposed to Robert Redford casting four British actors for leading roles in that Lincoln conspiracy film he directed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonicaMC View Post
    Go Meryl! It's about time the US got a acting gig playing someone quintessentially British... as opposed to Robert Redford casting four British actors for leading roles in that Lincoln conspiracy film he directed.
    Ren�e Zellweger as Beatrix Potter? Charlton Heston as General Gordon? Kevin Costner as Robin Hood?

    (All rather well, I might add!)

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    This could be a decent film, from looking at the trailer.
    And you can't really go wrong with Streep playing the part. I think she'll nail the character totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    Ren�e Zellweger as Beatrix Potter? Charlton Heston as General Gordon? Kevin Costner as Robin Hood?

    (All rather well, I might add!)
    I'll give you Renee but Charlton and Kevin have only ever played Charlton and Kevin.

    Meryl mastered the English accent in Plenty an excellent film I will have to dig out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sloane View Post
    I'll give you Renee but Charlton and Kevin have only ever played Charlton and Kevin.
    Gordon might have been just like Charlton, how would we know? And Robin Hood is a fictional middle-English speaker, so it's all to play for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAEME View Post
    Gordon might have been just like Charlton, how would we know? And Robin Hood is a fictional middle-English speaker, so it's all to play for...
    I think we can safely say that Gordon would have joined Charlton in the NRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sloane View Post
    I think we can safely say that Gordon would have joined Charlton in the NRA.
    They did indeed have to prise the gun out of his cold... Oh, never mind...

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    Will it contain her infamous take on the word 'society' .... "There is no such thing as society" quote ....a word which our current equally crap PM is trying to recover for the Conservatives by shoving his empty 'Big Society' message up our collective perception at every chance he gets. This film, if it uses it, can shove it right back....

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