Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87: Five Actresses Who have Played the Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's longest-serving and only female Prime Minister, has died at the age of 87.
Lord Bell, Baroness Thatcher's spokesman, confirmed that the Conservative leader died at the Ritz hotel after suffering a stroke.
Thatcher won three general elections - in 1979, 1983 and 1987 - before being forced to step down in 1990. She finally retired from politics in 1992.
Over the years many stars have embodied the role of Thatcher, known for her hard-hitting leadership style, in films, television series, theatre and documentaries.
In 2011's Iron lady, Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep delivered a stunning performance in the film that recalls the life of the former British prime minister.
Janet Brown also found fame impersonating the Politian and then finally playing her in James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981).
IBTimes UK has a look at some of the actresses who have played Baroness Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's only female prime minister has passed away aged 87. She was in power from 1979 to 1990, and has gone down in history as one of the most dominant political figures of the post war period.
American Oscar winner Meryl Streep took on the role of Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 biopic The Iron Lady.
Lindsay Duncan was 58 when she played Thatcher in BBC 2's made for TV film 'Margaret' in 2010.
Andrea Riseborough was short-listed for a best actress BAFTA for her portrayal of a young Margaret Thatcher in BBC drama The Long Walk To Finchley.
Actress and comic Janet Brown was best known for her impersonations of Thatcher. She also took on the role in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
Lesley Manville filled the shoes of the Iron lady in 2009 in docudrama The Queen.
Steve Nallon provided the voice for Thatcher in the satirical comedy Spitting Image, which used large puppets.
The show aired on the ITV network from 1984 to 1996.