YOU might not expect a film about a UK prime minister to be all that popular in Spain.
But The Iron Lady has already taken an impressive €1.3 million in box offices across the country.
The film is an intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female PM in the UK, who ruled the country from 1979 to 1990.
And it’s currently number two at the box office, behind Sherlock Holmes 2 – another British institution.
The interest of Spain in the film about Thatcher, however, is probably less to do with a deep interest in British politics and more down to the popularity of actress Meryl Streep, who plays the part of the ex-PM.
Streep has long been a celebrated star in Spain.
“‘Iron Lady’ is seen in Spain as a Meryl Streep film, not a movie about Margaret Thatcher,” said a cinema analyst.