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A movie about former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the run-up to the 1982 Falklands War is being planned.

 

Pathe and BBC Films are developing a script for a drama-documentary about the tense political period before the conflict between the UK and Argentina.

 

It is being produced by Damian Jones, who was behind the recent film version of Alan Bennett's The History Boys.

 

Last month, another high-profile biopic, of Queen Elizabeth II, won Dame Helen Mirren an Oscar for best actress.

 

'Crucial period'

 

"The proposed film will be a revealing and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher as she battles to save her career in the 17 days immediately preceding the war," Pathe said in a statement.

 

"The 17-day period is relevant because it was the duration of the British fleet's voyage to the Falklands.

 

"During that period, Thatcher had to confront her private fears, face down the men who doubted her and forge the image that even today casts a shadow across the political landscape."

 

Iain Dale, author of a Baroness Thatcher tribute book, described the era as "a crucial period" during her 11 years in Downing Street.

 

"It was the closest she came to nearly being toppled, certainly in her first term," he said.

 

"It was a very emotional time for Margaret Thatcher, so I think there'll be plenty of dramatic effect that the film-makers can use," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

 

The war "confirmed her image as the Iron Lady and almost guaranteed that she won the next election", he added.

 

"It was actually a vital time in the whole history of the Thatcher government because it almost made her, to quote her own words, unassailable."

 

Any actress playing the lead role would need to master the way the former prime minister sounded, according to Steve Nallon, who impersonated her on TV satire Spitting Image.

 

"What they've got to distinguish is the voice that Mrs Thatcher has for Parliament and the voice that she would have had in private," he said.

 

"That would be the difficulty - finding that private Mrs Thatcher that, frankly, the cameras never saw."

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6469783.stm

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A movie about former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the run-up to the 1982 Falklands War is being planned.

 

Pathe and BBC Films are developing a script for a drama-documentary about the tense political period before the conflict between the UK and Argentina.

 

It is being produced by Damian Jones, who was behind the recent film version of Alan Bennett's The History Boys.

 

Last month, another high-profile biopic, of Queen Elizabeth II, won Dame Helen Mirren an Oscar for best actress.

 

'Crucial period'

 

"The proposed film will be a revealing and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher as she battles to save her career in the 17 days immediately preceding the war," Pathe said in a statement.

 

"The 17-day period is relevant because it was the duration of the British fleet's voyage to the Falklands.

 

"During that period, Thatcher had to confront her private fears, face down the men who doubted her and forge the image that even today casts a shadow across the political landscape."

 

Iain Dale, author of a Baroness Thatcher tribute book, described the era as "a crucial period" during her 11 years in Downing Street.

 

"It was the closest she came to nearly being toppled, certainly in her first term," he said.

 

"It was a very emotional time for Margaret Thatcher, so I think there'll be plenty of dramatic effect that the film-makers can use," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

 

The war "confirmed her image as the Iron Lady and almost guaranteed that she won the next election", he added.

 

"It was actually a vital time in the whole history of the Thatcher government because it almost made her, to quote her own words, unassailable."

 

Any actress playing the lead role would need to master the way the former prime minister sounded, according to Steve Nallon, who impersonated her on TV satire Spitting Image.

 

"What they've got to distinguish is the voice that Mrs Thatcher has for Parliament and the voice that she would have had in private," he said.

 

"That would be the difficulty - finding that private Mrs Thatcher that, frankly, the cameras never saw."

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6469783.stm

 

 

god i hope not

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Well if they add in the fact that Thatcher threatened Mitterand with Nuking the Argies unless he gave the UK the codes to the french missiles that were starting to destroy our fleet then it should be interesting.

 

Mitterand also got agreement for the channel tunnel to be made on the back of that deal.

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Well if they add in the fact that Thatcher threatened Mitterand with Nuking the Argies unless he gave the UK the codes to the french missiles that were starting to destroy our fleet then it should be interesting.

 

Mitterand also got agreement for the channel tunnel to be made on the back of that deal.

 

 

Ah "entente cordial". :unsure:

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Well if they add in the fact that Thatcher threatened Mitterand with Nuking the Argies unless he gave the UK the codes to the french missiles that were starting to destroy our fleet then it should be interesting.

 

Mitterand also got agreement for the channel tunnel to be made on the back of that deal.

 

 

Ah "entente cordial". :unsure:

 

Is that French for "fucking evil capitalist bitch, I hope you burn in satan's lake of fire" ?

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Well if they add in the fact that Thatcher threatened Mitterand with Nuking the Argies unless he gave the UK the codes to the french missiles that were starting to destroy our fleet then it should be interesting.

 

Mitterand also got agreement for the channel tunnel to be made on the back of that deal.

 

Which codes would this be, then???? :unsure::unsure:

 

I thought exocets are radar-based missiles and the bombs that were dropped on Ardent, Antelope etc were just pilot aimed.

 

Where's Rob when you need him?

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Well if they add in the fact that Thatcher threatened Mitterand with Nuking the Argies unless he gave the UK the codes to the french missiles that were starting to destroy our fleet then it should be interesting.

 

Mitterand also got agreement for the channel tunnel to be made on the back of that deal.

 

Which codes would this be, then???? :unsure::unsure:

 

I thought exocets are radar-based missiles and the bombs that were dropped on Ardent, Antelope etc were just pilot aimed.

 

Where's Rob when you need him?

 

I think he means the order codes from the French armaments catalogue

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It would be some acting task to play the black-hearted evil bitch - a female version of the child catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to mind.

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Does she really warrant this vitriol? It seems a bit lazy. I wouldn't know personally, but isn't there a case to be made that the unions had grown out of control and needed to be dealt with?

 

She destroyed entire national industries and communities for no other reason than to buck down the unions. She deserves to burn in in hell.

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Well if they add in the fact that Thatcher threatened Mitterand with Nuking the Argies unless he gave the UK the codes to the french missiles that were starting to destroy our fleet then it should be interesting.

 

Mitterand also got agreement for the channel tunnel to be made on the back of that deal.

 

Which codes would this be, then???? :lol::rolleyes:

 

I thought exocets are radar-based missiles and the bombs that were dropped on Ardent, Antelope etc were just pilot aimed.

 

Where's Rob when you need him?

 

it's an inertially guided system, the basic co-ordinates of the target are input, then it switches to radar late in its path.

 

Rob would make something up anyway ;)

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Does she really warrant this vitriol? It seems a bit lazy. I wouldn't know personally, but isn't there a case to be made that the unions had grown out of control and needed to be dealt with?

 

She destroyed entire national industries and communities for no other reason than to buck down the unions. She deserves to burn in in hell.

 

very dramatic

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The only film I'd like to see her in is a snuff film

 

can't imagine Denis shagging her senseless like

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