Gillian Anderson to play Margaret Thatcher on The Crown
Anderson, who can be seen on Netflix playing British characters on The Fall and Sex Education, will take on another British role on the streaming service, that of Britain's first female prime minister, when The Crown is set in the 1970s. The Times of London, which broke the casting news, notes that previous portrayals of Thatcher -- including by Meryl Streep and Greta Scacci -- have ranged from “flirtatious and coquettish” to “almost a glamour puss” to “a she-wolf” and “figure of awe for her personal strength and grit."
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