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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Search & Pitch 2

Here is a pitch for a fictional dramatisation of Margaret Thatcher designed for the BBC. I feel it would be played coinciding with my previous documentary. I was conscious in my casting, choosing a talented younger actress in Tilda Swinton, as I was unsure of an older actor to cast.

“Part of the BBC’s “Powers in Politics” We see Tilda Swinton takes on the role of Margeret Thatcher. This feature length depiction of “The Iron Lady” follows Thatcher from Finchley to Falklands in this landmark drama from the Director of The Alan Clark Diaries.”

This could easily be in a 9pm slot on both BBC 1 and BBC 4.

1 comment:

  1. It's a nice idea... but has been partly covered in the BBC drama Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk from Finchley. But this covered her to the point of being elected into parliment. A drama focusing on her time during the Falklands would be interesting, she went from having the lowest post-war popularity to the highest during that war!