Perhaps the filmmakers behind the new Margaret Thatcher biopic “The Iron Lady,” with big-screen queen Meryl Streep playing the titular part, can at least be assured that their characterization of Great Britain’s first female prime minister didn’t overly pander to its famous subject, in that some of her friends are none too pleased with the project.

— KA

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“The Iron Lady,” a new biopic starring Streep, 62, as Thatcher, was described as “rubbish” and an “insult” by friends and family of the 86-year-old former leader.

Lord Tim Bell, who was a key PR adviser to Thatcher throughout the 1980s, told The (London) Daily Telegraph, “I can’t be bothered to sensationalize this rubbish. I can’t see the point of this film.”

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