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Golden Globes: Meryl Streep wins for best actress in a drama

January 15, 2012 |  7:36 pm

Meryl Streep and the 2012 Golden Globes winners

Meryl Streep won lead actress in a drama at the 69th Golden Globes ceremony for her starring role as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in director Phyllida Lloyd's biopic "The Iron Lady." The biopic is Streep's second pairing with Lloyd: The 54-year-old theater director's first film was the 2008 Golden-Globe musical "Mamma Mia!" which grossed $600 million worldwide and is Streep's biggest box office hit. "Iron Lady," which unfolds as a series of reminiscences by Thatcher as she attempts to sort the belongings of her late husband, was partially inspired by a 2008 memoir by Thatcher's daughter, Carol, "A Swim-on Part in the Goldfish Bowl."


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Photo: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Credit: The Weinstein Co.

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