Streep voices admiration for "Iron Lady" she played in film

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Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers after unveiling a poster for her new film "The Iron Lady" opposite the Housese of Parliament in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Actress Meryl Streep, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film "The Iron Lady", praised the former British prime minister on Monday as a pioneer for the role of women in politics. Britain's first and only female political leader died on Monday, aged 87, after suffering a stroke. Streep, 63, described Thatcher as a trailblazer, "willingly or unwillingly", for female political leaders. "To me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit," the American actress said in a statement. …