We’ve only seen images up to now of filming from The Iron Lady but not Pathe have released the first trailer for the movie on the BBC Breakfast. The movie is based on the life of Margaret Thatcher and takes it’s title from Thatcher’s nickname.

The Iron Lady is directed by Phyllida Lloyd who also directed Meryl Streep who plays Thatcher in Mamma Mia back in 2008. Her supporting cast is rather impressive and includes Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher, Richard E Grant, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Roger Allam, Anthony Head and John Sessions.

Plot: THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section. It’s completely different to what I expected but I like what I’m seeing! Oscar nomination in the bag for Streep? Guess we’ll see but what we do know, ‘the pearls are non-negotiable!’

We can expect it January 6th 2012.