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Thatcher's voice and walk 'a joy for an actor'

American actress Meryl Streep is being lined up to play Margaret Thatcher a Film4 biopic to be filmed at the end of the year.

Maureen Lipman who played the prime minister in 1989, and former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo, give their thoughts on whether it is possible to capture the essence of the Iron lady on the silver screen.

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