Meryl Streep wants to make women's rights movie

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A biographical British drama film profiling former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, portrayed by Meryl Streep. Her husband, Denis Thatcher, is played by Jim Broadbent, and Thatcher's longest-serving cabinet member and eventual deputy, Geoffrey Howe, is portrayed by Anthony Head. The story is narrated through a series of flashbacks, including the 17 days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982.
February 13th, 2012

Meryl Streep wants to make a film about women's rights protesters with Kathy Bates.

'The Iron Lady' star is keen to team with 'Misery' star Kathy to make a film based on the lives of American civil rights campaigners Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of the Women's Temperance Movement.

Speaking at last night's (12.02.12) BAFTA awards - where she won Best Actress for her portrayal of ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, she said: ''I would like to make a film. I was talking with Kathy Bates, about doing Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two women who helped secure the vote, well they never lived to see it, but.''

Women's rights are a topic close to Meryl's heart, and she has even donated money to funding a museum which covers the suffrage movement in the US.

She added: ''One thing I do have, I'm currently trying to raise money for a National Women's History museum in Washington.

''In fact my salary for 'The Iron Lady' went to pay for some of that.''

Meryl has also recently finished acting in 'Great Hope Springs', which is set for release at the beginning of next year.