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"The Iron Lady" competes with "Twilight" in London

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Veteran American actress Meryl Streep unveils the poster of her latest film in which she portrays Great Britain's most renowned female politician.

And in quite a feet of globe trotting, the multiple Oscar-winner will be here in Beijing on Friday to do the same thing. Meanwhile, the fourth entry of a popular vampire romance film also premiered in the British capital.

Meryl Streep is set to become a familiar sight in London - as the face of Margaret Thatcher.

Poster: "The Iron Lady" 

The Academy Award winning actress plays Britain's first female prime minister in the soon-to-be-released "The Iron Lady."

She bears an uncanny resemblance to the Conservative politician on the poster, unveiled near the Houses of Parliament. Streep visited Parliament to research the role of Thatcher, who governed Britain from 1979 to 1990 with pro-free market zeal.

Thatcher's family has expressed fears the film will be critical, but director Phyllida Lloyd says it is not ideological.

Phyllida Lloyd said, "I am excited actually, I think it is going to be controversial but it is really not going to be what people expect. It is not a conventional biopic, it is all told from Margaret Thatcher's point of view and yes I think people are going to be surprised and dazzled by Meryl's performance."

"The Iron Lady" hits UK cinemas on January 6th, 2012.

Poster: "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" 

"Twilight" fans gathered in their hundreds at the London premiere of "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," the fourth instalment of the hugely popular "Twilight" franchise, as the stars of the film, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner came out to greet them.

After the third film, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" ended on a proposal, the fourth film sees young lovers Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen finally come together in a highly anticipated wedding that has had the "Twilight" fan-verse in a frenzy.

Wedded bliss doesn't last long for the couple, as Bella falls pregnant with a vampire baby on their honeymoon, and finds it slowly killing her.

Actor Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black, said the movie was much more mature than the previous instalments.

Taylor Lautner said, "I mean it's everything that's been bottled up in the past three movies kind if explodes in this one -- we got the marriage, we got the honeymoon, we got death, we got the birth. I mean there's a lot going on in this one."

"Breaking Dawn - Part 1" will be in cinemas worldwide from Friday.


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