You might have watched Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film The Iron Lady. If so, you probably recall the opening scene. The former PM, stricken by a form of dementia, slips her security guards and wanders off to her local corner shop to buy a pint of milk.
I certainly recall the scene, because that corner shop is my local one in London, just a 30-second walk from our front door. And the couple who run it, Nita and Kishore Shah, have a fleeting role as themselves serving the Streep version of Mrs T.
The Shahs have been running their shop — Victoria Greeting Cards — for 27 years. They are the hub of the local community.
Meryl Streep, playing Mrs Thatcher in the film The Iron Lady. This scene was filmed at a corner shop close to Dominic Lawson’s home and run by a couple whose business is about to receive a shattering blow as a result of the…