Meryl Streep has had more Oscar nominations than any other actor - 15 nominations in a 30-year career and 60 films. Yet there has been no biography of her since 1986. An astonishing fact.
On June 22nd 2009 Meryl Streep will be sixty. Her role as Donna in the film version of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia! won her the award of Best Female Performance at the National Movie Awards (UK), and has since received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a comedy/Musical.
Iain Johnstone has interviewed Streep many times, filmed her at work on location in England and France and interviewed her at The National Film Theatre.
With a wealth of original material and perceptive insights, Johnstone gives the first detailed portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time.