| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Meryl Streep won an Oscar for playing a steely yet faltering Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 British film “The Iron Lady.”
The role also warrants another distinction, according to a team of researchers at USC: Streep was the rare female to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When Bill Nighy was a young actor at the National Theatre in London, older gay cast members would talk to him about the country's harsh policies, which forced them to stay in the closet.
Being gay, recalled the rangy 64-year-old British actor, "just...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
One of Helen Mirren's four-legged co-stars in the new play "The Audience" apparently has been fired after it failed to obey the actress' royal commands in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. Britain's Telegraph reported that a female corgi by the name of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, is officially godmother to ... a cruise ship.
The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, christened Princess Cruises' Royal Princess ship in Southampton, England, on Thursday with...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. couldn't be more wrong when he describes the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "a woman of principle and strong moral character" ("A silence from liberals that speaks volumes," June 23).
On the contrary,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:10 AM
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:17 PM
WHAT: Central Floridians will get a chance to see the play that was the toast of London this spring — "The Audience" — at Enzian Theater.
In "The Audience," which had a limited London engagement, Helen Mirren played Queen Elizabeth II at...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:23 AM
LONDON – Britain’s Royal Mail, whose origins date back to the reign of Henry VIII, is to be sold off to private investors, the government announced Thursday, setting up a bitter battle over the selling of a national icon.
Even former Prime...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:03 AM
LONDON -- Fresh from her party’s best election showing in more than 20 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel started the tricky task Monday of forming a new government after her preferred coalition partner was ousted from parliament in a shocking...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film “The Iron Lady,” and her performance will likely go down as the most enduring cinematic portrait of the former British prime minister. So after news broke...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:15 PM
As education secretary in the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher said she did not think a woman would become British prime minister in her lifetime. She would occupy the job for nearly a dozen years, moving into 10 Downing St. in 1979.
Thatcher died Monday at the...