Actor of the Week: MERYL STREEP


Age: 71

Birthday: 22nd June


Meryl Streep is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents. She has received several accolades, including being nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, of which she has won three, and receiving a record 32 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight.




Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells and received a Tony Award nomination for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays in 1976. She received her first Oscar nomination for The Deer Hunter in 1979. Streep won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a troubled wife in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and went on to establish herself as a film actress in the 1980s. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as a Holocaust survivor in Sophie's Choice (1982) and had her biggest commercial success to that point in Out of Africa (1985). She continued to gain critical and awards recognition for her work in the late 1980s and 1990s, but commercial success was varied, with the comedy Death Becomes Her (1992) and the drama The Bridges of Madison County (1995) becoming her biggest earners in that period.





Streep reclaimed her stardom in the 2000s and 2010s with starring roles in The Hours (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia! (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), It's Complicated (2009), and Into the Woods (2014). She also won another Best Actress Oscar for portraying Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011). Her stage roles include The Public Theater's 2001 revival of The Seagull, and her television roles include two projects for HBO, the miniseries Angels in America (2003), for which she won another Emmy Award, and the drama series Big Little Lies (2019).





ACADEMY AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 21 WIN: 3

2018 - Best Leading Actress: THE POST

2017 - Best Leading Actress: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2015 - Best Supporting Actress: INTO THE WOODS

2014 - Best Leading Actress: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

2012 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: THE IRON LADY

2010 - Best Leading Actress: JULIE & JULIA

2009 - Best Leading Actress: DOUBT

2007 - Best Leading Actress: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

2003 - Best Supporting Actress: ADAPTATION

2000 - Best Leading Actress: MUSIC OF THE HEART

1999 - Best Leading Actress: ONE TRUE THING

1996 - Best Leading Actress: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

1991 - Best Leading Actress: POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

1989 - Best Leading Actress: A CRY IN THE DARK

1987 - Best Leading Actress: IRONWEED

1986 - Best Leading Actress: OUT OF AFRICA

1984 - Best Leading Actress: SILKWOOD

1983 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: SOPHIE'S CHOICE

1982 - Best Leading Actress: THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN

1980 - (WINNER): Best Supporting Actress: KRAMER VS. KRAMER

1979 - Best Supporting Actress: THE DEER HUNTER


GOLDEN GLOBES - NOMINATIONS: 32 WIN: 8

2020 - Best Supporting TV Actress: BIG LITTLE LIES

2018 - Best Leading Actress: THE POST

2017 - Best Leading Actress: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2015 - Best Supporting Actress: INTO THE WOODS

2014 - Best Leading Actress: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

2013 - Best Leading Actress: HOPE SPRINGS

2012 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: THE IRON LADY

2010 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: JULIE & JULIA

2010 - Best Leading Actress: IT'S COMPLICATED

2009 - Best Leading Actress: DOUBT

2009 - Best Leading Actress: MAMMA MIA!

2007 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

2005 - Best Supporting Actress: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

2004 - (WINNER): Best Leading TV Actress: ANGELS IN AMERICA

2003 - (WINNER): Best Supporting Actress: ADAPTATION

2003 - Best Leading Actress: THE HOURS

2000 - Best Leading Actress: MUSIC OF THE HEART

1999 - Best Leading Actress: ONE TRUE THING

1998 - Best Leading Actress: ...FIRST DO NO HARM

1997 - Best Leading Actress: MARVIN'S ROOM

1996 - Best Leading Actress: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

1995 - Best Leading Actress: THE RIVER WILD

1993 - Best Leading Actress: DEATH BECOMES HER

1991 - Best Leading Actress: POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

1990 - Best Leading Actress: SHE-DEVIL

1989 - Best Leading Actress: A CRY IN THE DARK

1986 - Best Leading Actress: OUT OF AFRICA

1984 - Best Leading Actress: SILKWOOD

1990 - Best Supporting Actress: ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY

1983 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: SOPHIE'S CHOICE

1982 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN

1980 - (WINNER): Best Supporting Actress: KRAMER VS. KRAMER

1979 - Best Supporting Actress: THE DEER HUNTER


BAFTA AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 15 WIN: 2

2017 - Best Leading Actress: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2012 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: THE IRON LADY

2010 - Best Leading Actress: JULIE & JULIA

2009 - Best Leading Actress: DOUBT

2007 - Best Leading Actress: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

2005 - Best Supporting Actress: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

2003 - Best Supporting Actress: ADAPTATION

2003 - Best Leading Actress: THE HOURS

1986 - Best Leading Actress: OUT OF AFRICA

1984 - Best Leading Actress: SILKWOOD

1983 - Best Leading Actress: SOPHIE'S CHOICE

1982 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actress: THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN

1980 - Best Supporting Actress: KRAMER VS. KRAMER

1979 - Best Leading Actress: THE DEER HUNTER

1979 - Best Supporting Actress: MANHATTAN


How do you rate Meryl Streep's movies?






WATCH MERYL STREEP THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILM: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Sunday 8th November, Channel 5, 5:50pm

Streep is fantastic as the boss from hell in this fashion based comedy drama.



FILM: The Post (2017)

Wednesday 10th November, Film4, 9:00pm

Streep teams up with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for this true tale of a newspaper facing a presidency - fitting times!


ON NETFLIX:


FILM: Julie & Julia (2007)

Streep is great fun as the cook in this true tale of Julia Childs creating her cook book.



FILMS: Mamma Mia (2008) & Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Streep stars in these massively popular musicals.



ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Streep is the voice of Mrs. Fox in this Roald Dahl adaptation.



What's your favourite Meryl Streep role / movie?






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