Having sat down only a few days ago with actress Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur), I was a bit surprised by her heavily altered prosthetic and be-wigged appearance as Carol Thatcher, daughter of former Priem Minister Margaret Thatcher, in Phyllida Lloyd‘s The Iron Lady. A columnist friend didn’t even recognize her, he told me this morning.

(l.) Olivia Colman as Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady; (r.) Carol Thatcher herself.

Colman during our interview four days ago at L.A.’s Standard Hotel.

A somewhat less flattering photo of Carol Thatcher.

Former british Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Carol Thatcher.